Archive for the ‘Malaysia’ Category


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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
My Country



Location of Malaysia (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Location of Malaysia (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
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,
, Singapore
16 September 1963
 – Total 329,847 km2 (67th)
127,355 sq mi
 – Water (%) 0.3
 – 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