Malaysia
By Chon Goh
Malaysia: Map
Statistics
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Total size: 329,750 sq km
Population: 25 million
Median age: 24.4 years old
GDP: $14,400; Growth: 4.4%
Ethnicity: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%,
Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8%
• Religions: Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%,
Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%
• Languages: Malay (Official), English,
Chinese, Tamil (Indian)
Historical Background
• Indigenous for thousands of years
• Early 1400’s Prince of Sumatra (a
large island of current Indonesia)
• Wealthy state in the 15th century
from spice trade
• Traders include Chinese, Arabs,
and Indians
• Portuguese take-over in Melaka
• British
Political System
• Independence: August 31, 1957
• Legal System: British common law
• Chief of State: Paramount Ruler
• 13 states and federal territory
• Head of State: Prime Minister
• Parliament
• Cabinet: Appointed by PM from
members of Parliament
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A Picture is a 1000 words
Doing Business in Malaysia
• Three major ethnic groups
• Government
• Private enterprises
• Government-backed industries
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