One of the minority ethnic group in Malaysia is Baba and Nyonya which faced an identity dilemma relating to their ethnicity belonging in the process of assimilation

One of the minority ethnic group in Malaysia is Baba and Nyonya which faced an identity dilemma relating to their
ethnicity belonging in the process of assimilation, especially when the process happen being a Baba or Nyonya means
to be Malay in Malaysian context. For example, an individual born in a Malay family living in Malaysia would accept
herself/himself as „Malay?. An individual born in a Baba or Nyonya family living in Malaysia, contributing to the
economic development of the country might want to be known as Malays to benefit from being a Bumiputera or would
like to be known as Baba or Nyonya to conform to the family roots or would just like to be known as Chinese for what
they are or labeled to be. Pressure from the society and the environment to be accepted by a common factor in a
community could strongly trigger „ethnic switching? or „identity dilemma?. Nevertheless individual?s economic
contribution to a country is elicited to the acceptance of the common factor in a community.