Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #20: The 2017 Johor Survey: Selected Findings

by Chong, Terence; Lee Hock Guan Et Al

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #20: The 2017 Johor Survey: Selected Findings

Price:  US$6.48   (SGD9.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 42 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814786959
SB#:  060885 (131)

About This Book

ISEAS commissioned the 2017 Johor Survey to understand Johor residents' attitudes towards state and federal government, the economy, Islamic identity, the Johor royal family, as well as development projects like Iskandar Malaysia. This is a presentation of selected findings from the survey. The Johor royal family is viewed as a good steward of Johor's resources and is believed to look after the personal interests of citizens. Many also believe that the Johor Sultan should intervene in politics when necessary. However, a slight majority agree that the Johor royalty should refrain from business ventures. With regard to Islam, the vast majority of Malay respondents see Malaysia as an "Islamic state". This majority also believe that increased Islamic religiosity is a positive development for society. More than half of the Malay respondents would like hudud laws to be applied to non-Muslims as well. The majority of Malay respondents also believe that JAKIM should regulate Muslim behaviour and that Malay culture is not becoming more Arabized.

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