Malaysia

Country Malaysia
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Continent Asia
Currency Ringgit(MYR)
Languages Malaysian & English

Kuala Lumpur

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During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's history were marred by a Communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to expansion in manufacturing, services, and tourism.

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Malaysia - Wikipedia
Malaysia - CIA World Fact Book
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Five things we learned from Singapore 1 Malaysia 2 - Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia

Five things we learned from Singapore 1 Malaysia 2
Fox Sports Asia
Malaysia came out with new vigour and poise to all but end the Singaporean SEA Games campaign before it began. Malaysia, by contrast, can now enjoy a rest all the way until Monday where they will face a Myanmar side who scored late to register a 2-1 ...
Malaysia come from behind to beat Singapore in SEA Games thrillerESPN FC (blog)
SEA Games: Super subs give Malaysia second straight winThe Star Online
Man of the Match: Singapore 1-2 MalaysiaGoal.com
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For Malaysia, the fight against corruption is also a fight for democracy - Washington Post

Washington Post

For Malaysia, the fight against corruption is also a fight for democracy
Washington Post
Cynthia Gabriel is founder of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), an anti-corruption organization in Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-corruption commission has been making lots of headlines lately. Its agents have been carrying out high-profile ...

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Foreign insurers in Malaysia face push to find local partners - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Foreign insurers in Malaysia face push to find local partners
The Straits Times
Singapore's Great Eastern Holdings and three other wholly foreign- owned insurance companies that dominate the multi-billion-dollar sector in Malaysia are facing a strict set of deadlines to pare down their holdings to local partners to conform with ...



Malaysia seen posting slightly slower second-quarter growth on softer domestic demand - Reuters

Reuters

Malaysia seen posting slightly slower second-quarter growth on softer domestic demand
Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's economy is expected to have grown at a slightly slower pace in the second quarter due to weaker private consumption, even as trade remained robust. Southeast Asia's third-largest economy likely grew 5.4 percent in ...

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As Malaysia turns 60, its economy is stuck in third gear - The Interpreter

The Interpreter

As Malaysia turns 60, its economy is stuck in third gear
The Interpreter
Saudi Aramco, Riyadh's state-owned oil behemoth, has been investing heavily in Malaysia's economy, injecting $7 billion into the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project a contribution that tops ASEAN's merger and acquisition ...



The female face of Islamic law in Malaysia - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

The female face of Islamic law in Malaysia
Aljazeera.com
She made history in Malaysia last year when she was appointed one of the first two female Syariah High Court judges in this Muslim-majority nation. "Syariah" is the Malay spelling for the Arabic word "sharia", meaning Islamic law. And the 42-year-old ...



'A really good clue': Scientists think they've narrowed down missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to three spots - National Post

National Post



Moderation under threat as Malaysia faces Islamic tide - The Australian

The Australian

Moderation under threat as Malaysia faces Islamic tide
The Australian
Malaysia has a dual-track legal system of federal criminal and civil law courts, and state Islamic courts that mainly handle religious and family matters such as divorce, custody and inheritance for Muslims as well as cases such as adultery. (Sharia ...
IGP warns atheist group not to cause uneasinessFree Malaysia Today

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China's Financial Support: Entangling Malaysia and Bangladesh in A Debt Trap? - Frontera News

Frontera News

China's Financial Support: Entangling Malaysia and Bangladesh in A Debt Trap?
Frontera News
China's financial help to economically weaker nations, prior to and also under the Belt and Road Initiative, is beneficial for both it and the countries that have partaken in the program. However, there remains a long-held source of concern: there are ...

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SEA Games football: Singapore sink 2-1 to Malaysia - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

SEA Games football: Singapore sink 2-1 to Malaysia
Channel NewsAsia
Malaysia's flurry of attacks after the hour was what caused Singapore to crumble, according to defender Amirul Adli. "I think the second goal happened too fast. In the heat of the situation, Malaysia kept on attacking us and some of us were in a rush.".