The Development of Foreign Fishing Labour Migration to Sabah (PERKEMBANGAN PENGHIJRAHAN MASUK BURUH PERIKANAN ASING KE SABAH)

Manan, Mohammad Azzam (2006) The Development of Foreign Fishing Labour Migration to Sabah (PERKEMBANGAN PENGHIJRAHAN MASUK BURUH PERIKANAN ASING KE SABAH). Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 11 (1).

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Abstract

This article aims to illustrate the development of the involvement of foreign fishing labour in the trawling fishing industry in Sabah. Attention is given to the entry process and factors why they migrate to Sabah. The article is based on several field research findings on foreign fishing labours in the trawling fishing industry in Sabah in the year 2002-2003. In this case, in-depth interview and survey questionnaires where used to gather the data. Survey questionnaires were given to 691 fishing labourer respondents from Indonesia and the Philippines who were randomly chosen. Consequently, in-depth interviews of key informants consisting of employers or trawl entrepreneurs, directors and staff of government agencies connected to the research, and some foreign fishing labourers were conducted. The recruitment of foreign fishing labourers as human source is intended so that any information gathered from other human source can be rechecked again. The entry of foreign fishing labourers in North Borneo since the administration of the British North Borneo Chartered Company or BNBCC (1881-1941) taken from the continent of China and Batavia. The number of involved foreign fishing labourers has increasingly improved since the administration of the Crown Colony. The policies allowed them to continuously remain and further increased according to the developments during the era of independence until now. At the time of independence, foreign fishing labourers in Sabah were mostly from the Southeast Asian region, such as the Philippines and Indonesia. Various socioeconomic and socio-cultural factors at their places of origin as well as Sabah as a destination factor caused and encourage them to come in crowds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trawling fishing industry, human resource, socio-economy, migration, and socio-culture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Depositing User: MS NOR SUZIEYANA ABDUL MAJID
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 03:18
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 03:18
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1080

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