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Country vs country: Malaysia and Tokelau compared: Background

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STAT Malaysia Tokelau
Overview <p>Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia&#039;s most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability. </p> <p>Its multi-ethnic, multi-religious society encompasses a majority Muslim population in most of its states and an economically-powerful Chinese community. Consisting of two regions separated by some 640 miles of the South China Sea, Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories. </p> <p>It is one of the region&#039;s key tourist destinations, offering excellent beaches and brilliant scenery. Dense rainforests in the eastern states of Sarawak and Sabah, on the island of Borneo, are a refuge for wildlife and tribal traditions. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15356257">Full Article</a> <p>Three far-flung coral atolls - Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - make up Tokelau, a Polynesian territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific.</p> <p>Lying between New Zealand and Hawaii, Tokelau has few physical links with the wider world. There is no airport and it takes more than a day at sea to reach its southern neighbour, Samoa.</p> <p>Most of the 1,500 islanders live by subsistence farming. Thousands have chosen to leave, usually for New Zealand or Samoa. The latter has a similar culture and language. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16962868">Full Article</a>

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