—The understanding of the political issues of Malaysia is interesting. The accenting of any right, regardless the ethnic, class or religion frequently attained to political bargaining and exchange. However, gender rights especially women’s issue in Malaysia been superseded by the ethnic rights. Thus, in this paper, the implications of the emergence of middle class women and its movement in the developmentalism will be analyses using secondary data and references that related to the subject reveals. As a conclusion, this paper will provides an insight of the contribution of women in term of: (1) emergence of women representative in political arena, (2) women contribution to democratization, and (3) the emergence of activist organizations role to protect women rights in Malaysia.
—Developmentalism, women middle class, economic and political.
A. C. Reen and K. S. Mokhtar are with the Department of Politics at the University Science Malaysia, 11800 Penang (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). P. Singh is with the Social Work Department, University Science Malaysia, 11800 Penang. S. I. Ramli is with the University Technology Mara, Kedah in The Department of Public Administration.
Cite:Chan Ai Reen, Khairiah Salwa Mokhtar, Paramjit Singh Jamir Singh, and Shahriza Ilyana Ramli, "The Middle Class Women and Developmentalism," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 96-99, 2013.