While strolling around Kuala Lumpur's historic Merdeka Square, admiring the copper-domed red brick of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and its famous clock tower, conservationist Mariana Isa cautioned the small group of architects with her. "What we'll see next will pain you," she said. Just steps away, a glass and concrete bridge straddles the Gombak River.
An Indian Muslim by birth, he did not receive the special privileges given to those with bumiputera status, and does not see how changing the laws would improve his life drastically. "Houses would be cheaper, signing onto the bumiputera unit trust scheme would be nice," the 35-year-old said. "But other than that, I'm not very affected". But some of the elders in Malaysia's Indian Muslim community think otherwise.
Out of Malaysia's 28.7 million citizens today, 68.8 per cent are bumiputera, according to government data last month. Below are those considered the country's indigenous races, based on a guidebook by the country's Higher Education Ministry. Malays form the bulk of the bumiputera. The last public data on the total number of Malays was 14.2 million in 2015, or 54.6 per cent out of the 26 million Malaysian citizens then, according to government data.
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