Progress of Community Development in Malaysia

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Modernisation and rapid industrialisation has caused not only structural changes in economic aspect but also in the social and political aspect of the Malaysian society. Changes in lifestyle, increase in awareness on individual rights and also the realisation of collective power has begun to change the social and political aspect of society. In all the changes undergone, it is quite often that the rural and urban poor who are marginalised and lag behind in economic advancement. Community development is an important element in pursuing economic progress and also in encouraging active participation of the capable and potential members of society. This article aims to look at the development of community development in Malaysia and the various programmes carried out under the Social Development Programme. Some suggestions are also given as a means to improve future community development programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalHumanomics
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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Malaysia
Economics
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Modernization
Industrialization
Structural change
Individual rights
Economic development
Social development
Lifestyle
Participation
Structural Change
Social Development
Economic Development
Individual Rights

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Progress of Community Development in Malaysia. / S. Selvaratnam, Doris Padmini; Bee Tin, Poo.

In: Humanomics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2001, p. 77-85.

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S. Selvaratnam, Doris Padmini ; Bee Tin, Poo. / Progress of Community Development in Malaysia. In: Humanomics. 2001 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 77-85.
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