A legal approach to ensure racial equality in the labour force

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In the light of internationalization and globalisation, racial equality in the Malaysian labour force is pivotal. Thus, business organisations must accommodate for racial equality. There ought to be equal opportunities to everyone in the labour force regardless of their race. Essentially, the Federal Constitution must ensure this objective is achieved. This study examines whether the constitution provides for racial equality. The study then proceeds to examine the extent the constitution achieves the above-mentioned objective. The study will also investigate whether the constitution is in line with international laws. The study unfolds that the current legal provisions in the constitution are inadequate in dealing with racial equality. The study then explores opposite means to surmount the drawbacks found in the Constitution, since it is the supreme law of the country. The study concludes that the proposition will act as a catalyst for transforming the current composition in the labour force. In that case, the labour force in the country will also be able to magnetize various races both regionally and globally. Ultimately this will facilitate the country to advance to the assemblage of developed countries in view of Vision 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-81
Number of pages19
JournalMalaysian Labour Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Equality
  • Racial bias

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