Ethnic relations: Some related editorial issues

Roosfa Hashim

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This study discusses a book entitled Hubungan Etnik (Ethnic Relations) which was withdrawn from being used in Universiti Putra Malaysia because of errors and poor editing in its content. Political parties claimed that the book and the researchers tried to create racial sentiment in their writings. They also claimed that in some of the ethnic conflicts mentioned in this book the authors had in favoured to the government and aggravated other parties. Were the mistakes and errors in the book planned by the researchers? Or was it merely poor editing in the book production process? This research studies the actual fact behind the problems. The errors were checked studied and compared to the actual facts based on the criticism raised by the opposition party. The comments made by the editors of the book have also been used in this study. This study concludes that all the mistakes and errors were due to the lack of professionalism in publishing the book, especially the lack of editorial support before the book was printed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Hashim, Roosfa. / Ethnic relations : Some related editorial issues. In: Social Sciences (Pakistan). 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 557-559.
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