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  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT Malaysia Singapore HISTORY
Full name Federation of Malaysia Republic of Singapore
Independence day date September 16 August 9
Land border length 3,147 km
Ranked 58th.
Ranked 161st.
National anthems Negaraku ( My Country ) Majulah Singapura ( Onward Singapore )
National identity card Issued at age 12, and updated at 18. MyPR for Permanent Resident. MyKas for temporary residents. Non-compulsory MyKid before age of 12. MyKad and MyPR must be carried at all times. Cards are differentiated by color. MyKad is blue, MyPr is red and MyKas is green. It is compulsory for all citizens and permanent residents to apply for the NRIC from age 15 onwards, and to re-register their cards for a replacement at age 30. It is not compulsory for bearers to hold the card at all times, nor are they compelled by law to show their cards to police officers conducting regular screening while on patrol, for instance. The NRIC is also a required document for several places, such as renewal of the passports, voting for any election or national service, where if any failure will result in a denial to do so. In contrast to other countries, the NRIC also states the bearers' race. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Neighboring countries and territories Brunei Indonesia Philippines (M) Singapore (M) Thailand Vietnam (M) Indonesia (M) Malaysia (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 6
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Singapore
Ranked 90th.
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>Singapore is a hi-tech, wealthy city-state in south-east Asia, also known for the conservatism of its leaders and its strict social controls.</p> <p>The country comprises the main island - linked by a causeway and a bridge to the southern tip of Malaysia - and around 50 smaller islands. </p> <p>Once a colonial outpost of Britain, Singapore has become one of the world&#039;s most prosperous places - with glittering skyscrapers and a thriving port.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15961759">Full Article</a>


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