Asian Social Science

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 14, October

An Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Investment on Regional Disparities: A Case of Malaysia
AbstractForeign Direct Investment (FDI) is said to boost the economic growth of the host country and FDI also is one of the factors that contribute to regional disparities because FDI typically tend to focus on the areas that offer economic advantages...
Chinese Culture and Cancer among Malaysian Chinese Cancer Survivors
AbstractWe conduct a case study on cancer survivors with the aim to investigate the influence of specific social and cultural factors that may have influenced informants' unhealthy lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour and thus causing the illness -...
Development Process and Its Implication on the Native Land Ownership
AbstractDevelopment process is a part of government and policy makers' agenda to introduce and implement the policies in order to create wealth creation as well as to improve livelihood in both rural and urban areas. To avoid over-concentration of development...
Family Planning Practices in Rural Community
AbstractThis study focuses on the various factors that encourage the practice of family planning for rural communities in Malaysia. Family planning program is a modern alternative for married couples in determining the desired number of children in a...
Financial Well-Being: Financial Ratio Analysis of Married Public Sector Workers in Malaysia
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to explore the usefulness of two family financial ratio guidelines in assessing the financial well-being of married public sector workers in Malaysia. The ratios examined were savings and debt-payment. Data on 415...
Occidentalism and Latin Language: The Lingua Franca of Knowledge
AbstractThe Western Civilization has contributed so much effort to academic realm. However, the focus of contribution is mainly to the general process of knowledge construction without looking particularly into important aspects of it. This article examines...
Paddy Production and Climate Change Variation in Selangor, Malaysia
AbstractThe North West Selangor Integrated Agriculture Development Agency (NWS-IADA) has the most productive agricultural land in Selangor. This is partly because of the inherent high fertility of the soils, and the moderate variable climate. However,...
Property Market Efficiency: Developed or Vacant Property
AbstractProperty market efficiency in terms of adequate supply of land for proper use will have a strong impact on the value of urban real estate. Land supply plays an important role in providing space for housing which also includes meeting the demands...
Revitalizing Ecotourism for a Sustainable Tasik Chini Biosphere Reserve
AbstractEcotourism is often perceived as an excellent tool for promoting sustainable development in most of the protected and special areas, including the Biosphere Reserve (BR). In fact, ecotourism can help to revive a declining tourist destination...
Small-Scale Retailers in an Island Town
AbstractThis paper examines the competition faced by small-scale general store and textile retailing in an island town in Malaysia. The study was carried out in Labuan Town in Labuan Island of East Malaysia. A qualitative research design was utilized,...
The World-View of Penan Community on Quality of Life
AbstractThe issues of poverty among the Penan communities are often associated with the development policies and government policies that are too forward thinking and living experience that goes beyond the Penan community understands on quality of life....
Towards a Sustainable Campus: An Ecological Modernization Perspective
AbstractUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a signatory of the Tallores Declaration and as a role model, has to develop and maintain a sustainable campus. Political modernisation, a central tenet of Ecological Modernisation Theory, has transformed the...
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