Indonesian-Malaysian Relations in Social, Cultural, State, and Media Perspectives: Border and Migrant Workers

Indonesian-Malaysian Relations in Social, Cultural, State, and Media Perspectives: Border and Migrant Workers

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  • Editor: Evi Fitriani
  • Publication Year: 2012  Publication Place: Depok
  • Publisher: UI Press
  • Language : Bahasa Indonesia
  • Short Description:

The relation between Indonesia and Malaysia has reached a worrying low point within the past few years. Many incidents – starting from Malaysian claim over Sipadan and Ligitan Island, border issues, and Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, to the accusations over songs, dances, and food – have disturbed the relations between these two states. In several cases, media increased and spread the intensity between the two governments and society.

This book has put together articles from different approaches (multi-discipline) written by researchers of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Universitas Indonesia (FISIP UI) in a collaborative research with colleagues from Fakultas Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan Universitas Kebangsaan Malaysia (FSSK UKM). The study of Indonesian-Malaysian relations is limited to two issues which often become the reason for tensions between the two states: borders and Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. Therefore, this study investigates the root of problem which causes tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia in the related issues, and how those issues are portrayed by the media. Specifically, this study focuses on two problems. First, what is the current state of Indonesia-Malaysia relations, as seen from border and migrant issue? How should the issue be observed from the angle of politics & security, socio-culture and welfare? Second, how does the media influence this bilateral relation? The book adopts society, state and media as the analytical framework