Unity in Sarawak: Is it just a mirage?

08th June 2021

Sarawak is recognized as an example of unity in Malaysia. It is a peaceful multicultural and multi-ethnic state with 2.8 million people comprising 27 different ethnic groups. This racial and cultural diversity is showcased as a symbol of solidarity, harmony and strength of the people in the State and touted as the best model for a multi-ethnic society to enjoy the prosperity of living together. In 2015, its capital Kuching became the first city in the world to be proclaimed as a ‘City of Unity’. The advent of the internet and the widespread use of the social media may pose new challenges and threats to accepted norms.

Digital Readiness –Northern Region


This is the final set in the series of studies exploring and assessing the digital readiness, awareness and literacy of rural communities. Previous studies looked at rural communities near Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sarikei, Mukah and Sibu, while this one will examine those around Bintulu, Miri and Limbang. This study will utilise the same mixed methods approach that was used in the first two studies. Approximately 900 respondents are targeted for this particular study. Once again, local Pusat Internet Malaysia (PIM) used as a reference point. For this purpose, 16 PIMs scattered around Bintulu, Miri and Limbang will be used.

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