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Cultural preservation through ICT amongst ethnic minorities in Malaysia


Choo, Yeong Khong and Darshan Singh, Sarjit Singh and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Talib, Ahmad Tarmizi (2021) Cultural preservation through ICT amongst ethnic minorities in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (11). 1848 - 1861. ISSN 2222-6990


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has gradually evolved into a necessity for all members of society, whether in urban or rural areas. As ICT has penetrated almost every aspect of human daily lives, its impact on the culture and identity of ethnic minorities has been widely debated in recent years. On the one hand, ICT has been labelled as the catalyst that eroded the culture of the ethnic minorities; on the other hand, it has the potential to play a critical role in preserving the ethnic minorities’ endangered culture. This is worth pondering as many ethnic minorities in Malaysia are facing the threat of losing their cultural identity through various means such as being assimilated into mainstream society, can ICT be a beneficial instrument for cultural preservation to enhance the ethnic minorities’ cultural survival, or is it simply a rhetorical thought? Therefore, this article is significant as it endeavours to discuss the factors for the decline of the ethnic minorities’ cultural identity and aims to broaden perspectives on ICT and ethnic minorities’ cultural research in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i11/11665
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: ICT; Ethnic minorities; Assimilation; Cultural identity; Preservation
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 07:10
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 07:10
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/96574
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