federated malay states rubber estates or plantations were established in all four states and tin was mined primarily in the klang valley in selangor and the kinta valley in perak. this labourintensive economic activities prompted the british to bring in immigrant workers from southern india to work at the plantations and workers from southern china to mine the tin.
list of malaysians of chinese descent this is a list of notable malaysians of chinese origin, including original immigrants who obtained malaysian citizenship and their malaysian descendants.entries on this list are demonstrably notable by having a linked current article or reliable sources as footnotes against the name to verify they are notable and define themselves either full or partial chinese, whose ethnic origin lie in china.
malaysia the world factbookaug 31, · the majority of malaysias ethnic chinese and indians trace their roots to the british colonialists recruitment of hundreds of thousands of chinese and indians as mine and plantation workers between the early th century and the 30s. most malays have maintained their rural lifestyle, while the entrepreneurial chinese have achieved