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The Malays are indolent, pleasure-loving, improvident beyond belief, fond of bright clothing, of comfort, of ease, and they dislike toil exceedingly.
They are for the most part, when left to their own resources, cruel, unjust, selfish and improvident.
Much splendid timber has been needlessly destroyed, chiefly by forest-fires, but also by improvident farmers in their haste to clear the land.
The propertyless bore almost the whole brunt of the famine brought about by their own improvident measures.
The extension of cultivation was considered as the chief care of government, and no regard was paid to the improvident waste going on on all sides.