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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchyin Southeast Asia It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo Peninsular Malaysia borders Thailand in the north and Singapore in the south, Vietnam in the northeast, and Indonesia in the west Malaysian Borneo borders Brunei and Indonesia Kuala Lumpur is the nation s capital and largest city With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world s 44th most populous country The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire when the Straits Settlements became British protectorates The country is multi ethnic and multi cultural, which plays a large role in its politics About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese the second largest community of Overseas Chinese in the world , Malaysian Indians, and indigenous peoples The constitution grants freedom of religion but recognises Islam as the established religion of the state Since its independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with its GDP growing at an average of 6.5% per annum for almost 50 years Malaysia s recent rapid development has attracted millions of migrant workers from across Asia The majority of these migrants are undocumented, a situation which the Malaysian government is struggling to combat, with its treatment and crackdown on migrant workers often criticised by international human rights watchdogs Malaysia has a newly industrialised market economy, ranked 4th largest in Southeast Asia and 38th largest in the world With a GDP per capita of 10,430 and an HDI of 0.789, Malaysia is classified as an emerging economy by the World Bank The International Monetary Fund IMF also classifies Malaysia as an emerging and developing country Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the East Asia Summit, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non Aligned Movement In 2017, Malaysian citizens had visa free or visa on arrival access to 164 countries and territories, ranking the Malaysian passport the 5th most accepted in the world....

Title : Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Photo Book 81)
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ISBN : B07D3776G5
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
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Number of Pages : 392 Pages
File Size : 42325 KB
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