• Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics
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Research and Development

Muhammad Shafiq Harun; Nur Hurriyatul Huda binti Abdullah Sani

Sentiment Analysis on Non-citizen Workers in Malaysia


  • Malaysia has experienced a rise in foreign labour flows in response to steady economic expansion and demographic changes.
  • It is undeniably true that there are many endless complaints and sentiments from Malaysians on the issue of increasing non-citizen workforce
  • This study consider an alternative approach to measuring sentiments, with a focus on the foreign workers in Malaysia embodied in the online news articles.
  • By using sentiment analysis pertaining to foreign workers in Malaysia through online news articles, the main objectives of this case study are to identify the sentiment and emotion words used:.
      to classify positive and negative sentiment words toward non-citizen workers in Malaysia
      to calculate the overall sentiment score for each articles through words used
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