DOI: 10.5176/2251-2403_PSSIR12.31

Authors: Suhana Saad and Ali Salman

Abstract: political landscape in Malaysia is normally being observed in term of ethnicity. This is why political observers in Malaysia claim that the goal of development and individual’s behavior towards politics are habitually govern by ethnicity. Therefore, this paper aims to scrutinize the significance of value and attitude in political participation between Malay and non-Malay. These two vital factors are constanly being neglected in observing political participation. Value and attitude are also positively involved with conventional and non-conventional political participation, while socio-economic status only acts as an underpinning principle. The research was held in Hulu Langat District in Malaysia and rationally being chosen due to its ethnic composition is similar to Malaysian’s ethnic composition, namely Bumiputera (65.9{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}), Chinese (25.2{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}) and Indian (7.5{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}). This pattern of political participation can explain the politics scenario or political culture among multi-ethnic society in Malaysia.
Keywords: political participation; value and attitude; political efficacy; cynical political attitudes; political trus

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