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PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami.

Abstract
Diverse society with regards to ethnic composition has made Malaysia a unique country with
varied cultures inherited and practiced by different ethnics regardless of the majority and minority. Each ethnic
respected one another and accepted their diverse cultures. Ethnic integration is well preserved though every
ethnic posessess and practices their own unique cultures respectively as shown in a remote Malay village in
Besut Terengganu occupied by a population of Siamese minority. In a study conducted in Kampung Keluang
Besut Terengganu, researchers observed the preservation of identity among the Siamese ethnic minority in the
village and its effects towards racial integration. The study applied two main methods namely joint observations
and thematic interviews with a number of selected respondents among the residents and village committees.
Findings showed that the Siamese in Kampung Keluang still maintains their cultural identity and racial
integration between Siamese and the locals was not affected by their cultural practices. Researchers found that
the key factors to the sustenance of racial integration are the acceptance of the Malays driven by the role of the
older generation, the retention on the use of Siamese language, and traditional practices and customs held by the
Siamese in Kampung Keluang. This study, therefore, serves as a documentation and an evidence that cultural
differences and ethnic identities are not a barrier for plural societies to live together harmoniously. Indeed, racial
integration in Malaysia preserved without cleansing the identity of any ethnics.

Key words: Ethnic Identity, Siamese Community, Malays, Racial Integration, Plural Society


 
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Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624


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Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=133393 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624


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Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



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Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



Harvard Style

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami (2020) PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . JCR, 7 (19), 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



Turabian Style

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. 2020. PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



Chicago Style

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. "PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami. "PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5360-5365. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Wan Nor Jazmina Wan Ariffin, Farah Syazrah Ghazali, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusof, Norizan Abd Ghani,Ramle Abdullah, Emma Marini Abd Rahim, Aizuddin Md Rami (2020) PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY AMONG SIAMESE COMMUNITY AND ITS EFFECTS TOWARDS RACIAL INTEGRATION . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5360-5365. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.624