Study: Private sector favours Chinese job applicants over Indians, Malays

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 8 Mar 2019, 2:18 am

Using fictitious names with similar qualifications, a research team has learnt that Malaysian private sector employers have a strong bias against hiring Indian candidates.

A study into recruitment practices by Centre for Governance and Political Studies exposed a racial bias against ethnic Indian applicants who scored the least number of callbacks to attend job interviews.

Its director Zaidel Baharuddin said the study saw seven fictitious characters - three Malays, two Chinese and two Indians - each sending 547 applications for vacancies targeting business degree holders ...

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