The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education, social mobility, economy, leadership, and freedom of religious expression. The book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Muslims in Singapore, and the politics of a Malay-Muslim minority in a global city-state. It is of interest to researchers and students in the field of Singaporean studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Islam in Asia.

part |42 pages

Introduction, objectives of study, theoretical framework, historical overview, and literature review

chapter |15 pages


The ‘Malay plight' defined, objectives and approach of this study

part |54 pages

The ‘Malay plight' examined

chapter |18 pages

The socio-economic plight

chapter |19 pages

The leadership plight

part |30 pages

Sources of the Malay plight

chapter |14 pages

Secondary sources

‘Minority syndrome', historical legacies and globalization

chapter |14 pages

Primary source

The state

part |27 pages

The future of Malays

chapter |10 pages