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.
Yes, I agree with Simon & Khor. Some of the info is outdated. I can confirm with you all that the population figure in 2010 is above 25,274,132
Simon+khor 14th January 2010
I think there a lot of info is not update...on malaysia info. like latest population info.
Equal-ty 3rd October 2009
Malaysia is racist country, which favours the malays in all aspects. Its comparable to the apartheid system in South Africa before. Even worse, as there is laws in constitution clearly discriminating the minorities. Ethnic cleansing is being practiced by they majority in a subtle and organized manner.
geek 25th May 2009
Hi wan (malaysia),
you may try infected computer or computer virus. but if you win the price.. can we share?
wan (malaysia) 31st March 2009
i need to know,malaysia has the third highest number of what?i mean in the world.can u email it to email@example.com u.god bless u.
firstname.lastname@example.org 22nd August 2005
Your informstion is not correct on race, religion and language composition of the country. The main Races, languages and religions of the country are as follows:
Main Races: Malays, Chinese, Indians, and others
Main Religions : Islam,Christianity,Hundism,Buddhism and others
Main Languages spoken: Malay, Chinese, Tamil and others.
Please do the necessary to up-date your database.
hafiz 29th June 2005
"The country is a federal parliamentary republic where despite democratic structures there is no fair chance for the opposition."
Are you kidding? Do you know that the opposition have won in Kelantan for more than 20 years? "No fair chance-the general election is held every 4 years and everybody is free to choose their leader" - okay, so that means that it is us Malaysians that doesn't want the opposition to lead the country coz we believe in our current leader...
Suchita Vemuri Staff Editor 23rd March 2005
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