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Privatizing the Rehabilitation of Idle Agriculture Land in Malaysia Feedback from the Malay Folks

Buang, Amriah (2001) Privatizing the Rehabilitation of Idle Agriculture Land in Malaysia Feedback from the Malay Folks. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 9 (2). pp. 103-112. ISSN 0128-7702

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This paper presents the findings of studies regarding the altitude of rural Malays in Peninsular Malaysia pertaining to the development of their idle agricultural land, in particular, the prospects of the entry of private developers. The findings point to an inconsistency in their attitude, in that, while concurring to the need of resolving the idle land problem, the Malays were not prepared LO have non-Malay private developers undertaking the task. Further probing highlights the fact that behind this refusal was a desire to relegate the task to the Malay younger generation as such bequeathing would ensure the continuity of the Malay dominance in this country

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Extent and causes of idle land, rural Malays' powerlessness, performance of government agencies in developing idle land, rationale for policy shift. privatization of rehabilitation of idle land
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3341
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:25 Nov 2009 14:35
Last Modified:27 May 2013 15:07

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