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Malaysia
A blue rectangle with a gold star and crescent in the canton, with 14 horizontal red and white lines on the rest of the flag Shield showing symbols of the Malaysian states with a star and crescent above it and a motto below it supported by two tigers
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu”[1]
“Unity Is Strength”
Anthem: Negaraku
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Location of Malaysia (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Location of Malaysia (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Capital
and largest city
Kuala Lumpur
Putrajaya (administrative)
3°08′N 101°42′E
Official languages Malaysian Malay
Official script Malay (Latin) alphabet
Recognised languages English
Ethnic groups ([2])
Demonym Malaysian[3]
Government Federal parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
, Elective monarchy
 – King Abdul Halim
 – Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak (BN)
 – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (BN)
Legislature Parliament
 – Upper house Dewan Negara
 – Lower house Dewan Rakyat
Independence from the United Kingdom
 – Independence of the Federation of Malaya 31 August 1957[4]
 – Independence of Sarawak 22 July 1963[5]
 – Self-government of North Borneo 31 August 1963[6]
 – Federation of
Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak
, Singapore
16 September 1963
Area
 – Total 329,847 km2 (67th)
127,355 sq mi
 – Water (%) 0.3
Population
 – 2014 estimate 30,368,000[7] (42nd)
 – 2010 census 28,334,135[8]
 – Density 92/km2 (116th)
237/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 – Total $746.821 billion[9] (28th)
 – Per capita $24,520.784[9] (42nd)
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 – Total $336.913 billion[9] (35th)
 – Per capita $11,062.043[9] (65th)
Gini (2009) negative increase 46.2[10]
high · 36th
HDI (2013) Steady 0.773[11]
high · 62nd
Currency Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 – Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+8)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the left
Calling code +60
ISO 3166 code MY
Internet TLD .my

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia