Islamisation or Malaynisation? : a study on the role of Islamic law in the economic development of Malaysia : 1969-1993
Norhashimah Bt Mohammad, Yasin (1994) Islamisation or Malaynisation? : a study on the role of Islamic law in the economic development of Malaysia : 1969-1993. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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The thesis examines the role of Islam and Shariah (Islamic law) in the
economic development of Malaysia and it rejects the assumption that Islam and
Shariah inhibit economic development. In contemporary Malaysia, there are two
'policies' adopted by the Government. Firstly, 'Islamisation' which is for the
advancement of Islamic law and institution building. Secondly, 'Malaynisation' which
promotes the socio-economic development of the Malay ethnic group. The study
adopts a holistic approach which covers the political economy of law in Malaysia.
The thesis explores the relationship between the two policies considering in
particular whether they are essentially the same. The study covers the pre-colonial,
colonial and post-colonial periods although the focus is on the post-1969 period which
involved the application of the New Economic Policy (NEP).
The NEP was a pro-Malay Policy to rectif,' the economic imbalance of the
Malays vis-à-vis other communities. Therefore, the focus of this thesis is on the Malay-
Muslim population of Peninsular Malaysia who form the bulk of the Bumiputera
Two Bum iputera and Islamic organisations, Bank Islam (BIIMB) and Tabung Haji
(TH) as well as the Bumiputera unit trust scheme, Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) are
used as the case studies. Their establishment, structure and organisation are examined.
There is a specific focus on the extent to which they are examples of Islamisation or
It is clear that in contemporary Malaysia, Islam and Shariah are being used by
the Government to promote economic development. Islamic values have been used to
further Malay economic participation in the commercial sector. As a consequence, the
economic position of many Malay-Muslims has greatly improved. However, the
Government position is questioned by the Islamic opposition who say that the
Islamisation policy in many respects is either contrary to Islam or merely cosmetic, and
want a 'pure' Islamic approach. The thesis therefore involves a critical examination of
the perspectives of both the Government and the Islamic opposition.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > KN Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Malaysia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century, Islamic law -- Malaysia, Islam -- Malaysia|
|Official Date:||June 1994|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||School of Law|
|Extent:||xxvi, 267 leaves|
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