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  • n. Plural form of towkay.

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Examples

  • Anti-Chinese racism in Malaysia has this historic, lasting quality in varied forms: before, in stereotypical portrayal of Chinese as gangsters, prostitutes, towkays, usurious money-lenders ( 'Ah Longs'); today, gamblers and Jews.

    desiderata-ylchong

  • "If the errant towkays seek to hide behind the veil of nominees, we will probe in-depth to find out who the original owner of the land is," he said.

    Land to be given to Chinese and Tamil schools

  • From the kapcai riders earning RM800/mth to the biggest towkays and royalty driving Mercedes S-classes and Aston Martins.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • If the above should take place, rest assured those two towkays would not hesitate to embrace Islam on the sly with the blessings of Najis / UMNO / BN and put on a great show to their idiotic followers that such a news was rumours spawned by the Opposition and the alternate media.

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  • Tanjong Lobang is also where Miri's rich Chinese towkays (merchants) have chosen to build exclusive residences.

    Brudirect News1

  • However, his lesser known successors who didnt really have much to do except to play landlords and collect rent, somehow went off the well beaten track to play towkays.

    desiderata-ylchong

  • It got harder to spot young working professionals in well-pressed Raoul shirts and corporate women in precarious heels sipping cocktails, for towkays and their slim Chinese girlfriends, dating junior college students, and young families with stroller-pushing maids in tow came into view.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • Such bonuses were only paid in the old days by rich towkays to their most trusted workers.

    TODAYonline

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