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Unity Is Strength.

 

General


Population: 30,073,353 (2014), 29,628,392 (2013)
Land Area: 329,750 sq km
Natural Resources: Tin, Petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Najib Tun Razak (April 3rd 2009)
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Major Religions: Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, Other or Unknown 1.5%, None 0.8%
Major Ethnicities: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, Other 7.8%
Life Expectancy: 74.52 years (2014), 74.28 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 312.4 billion (2013), 307.2 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 525 billion (2013), 492.4 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 17,500 (2013), 16,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.7% (2013), 4.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11.2%, Industry 40.6%, Services 48.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 11.1%, Industry 36%, Services 53.5% (2012)
Industries: Rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging, timber processing, petroleum production, agriculture processing
Agriculture Products: Rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice, timber, coconuts, pepper
Human Development Index: 0.773 (62nd)(2014), 0.769 (64th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 6.79 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 3.1% (2013), 3.2% (2012)

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Army Size: 110 000 (2003)
Budget: 2.03% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is bordered by Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Malaysia's GDP growth rate is high and it has moved more and more over the years towards the industrial and services sector. Thanks to the oil and gas sectors Malaysia is enjoying a relatively high growth rate, however this growth is sensitive the price of commodities.

(2014) Malaysia continues its impressive growth, despite the recent cool down in Asia. Malaysia suffered two international incidents when two airplanes belonging to Malaysian Airways we're struck by tragedy, the first dissapearing over the ocean and the second being shot down over Ukraine. The two cases are still unresolved and great mystery surrounds both incidents.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Malaysia
Wikipedia: Malaysia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MYS.html

Updated on: October 24th, 2014