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Indian Malaysian

Indian Malaysian or Malaysian Indian?

 

The phrase Malayan Indian was used during the pre-independence period by our forefathers. The phrase was used to identify them as Indian citizens living in Malaya.

Indian Malaysian on the other hand is referred as Malaysian whose ethnicity is Indian. This was linguistically accepted as the word Indian will be used as a modifier for Malaysian. Therefore, it is accurate for the word Indian to appear first followed by Malaysian.

With that explained, we Indians born in Malaysia should be addressed as Indian Malaysian and it is our responsibility to uphold our identity precisely. iTimes.my as a media organisation is committed to conveying the right message on many aspects.