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Leong, Chan-Hoong and Noraini M. Noor. 2013. Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore: Contesting models. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 37 (6) : 714–726.
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This paper reviews the elaboration of Malaysia's and Singapore's divergent multicultural models. Whereas the former is guided by policies, established to handle inter-group tensions, preclude violence, and emulate inter-ethnic social justice as a result of its colonial past, Singapore's model is based on pragmatic realism and market essentials linked to the wants of a global city.