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The Case Of (In)Equality Of Malaysia’S Minorities Admission Processes To Public Universities, Felicia Low Jul 2013

The Case Of (In)Equality Of Malaysia’S Minorities Admission Processes To Public Universities, Felicia Low

Department of Education Studies Conference Paper

Malaysia is a multiracial and multicultural country. Ethnic Malay is the largest ethnic group in the country along with Chinese, Indian, and other races being the minorities. This presentation is a personal account of circumstances surrounding minorities’ admission to public universities in Malaysia. Some minority students fail to secure university places because of a widely speculated quota system. Despite competitive public exam results, minorities seem to undergo a much complex admission process in university that raises questions on its equitable basis. In some cases, minorities admitted to public university withdraw from their study program that was generally not of their ...