Behind the uneconomic size of the Malay's idle agricultural land

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An extensive area of agricultural land has become idle in contemporary Peninsular Malaysia. The author traces the problem to a mixture of factors. These include the institutionalization of faraid (Islamic inheritance law), discriminatory land policies in the colonial period which limited the size, quality and location of land that Malays could acquire, and the divorce of the customary Malay land tenure system from faraid. The demise of the traditional Malay value system is also blamed for the failure of governments since independence to pursue meaningful land reform. -after Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-112
Number of pages10
JournalMalaysian Journal of Tropical Geography
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Behind the uneconomic size of the Malay's idle agricultural land. / Buang, Amiah @ Amriah.

In: Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1991, p. 103-112.

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