What is Malaysia?

  • (noun): A constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
    Synonyms: Malaya


Malaysia (i/məˈleɪʒə/ mə-LAY-zhə or i/məˈleɪsiə/ mə-LAY-see-ə) is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population exceeded 27.5 million, with over 20 million living on the Peninsula.

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2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - First Round
6 August 2007 at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ... Arab Emirates 0–1 0–5 Bahrain 4–1 Malaysia 4–1 0–0 Timor-Leste 3–11 Hong Kong 2–35 1–8 Syria 5–1 Afghanistan 3–0 2–11 Yemen 3–2 Maldives 3–0 0–2 ... ^ FIFA decided to move Myanmar home match to Malaysia ...
Opposition (Malaysia)
... The Opposition in Malaysia is the group of political parties represented in the Parliament of Malaysia that are not in government either on their own or as part of a governing coalition ... in government with the largest number of parliamentary seats, is rarely used in Malaysia ...
Open Document Adoption - Asia - Malaysia
... From April 2008 on the use of ODF is mandatory within the public sector. ...
National Identification Number - Malaysia
... In Malaysia, a 12-digit number (format YYMMDD-SS-###G, since 1991) known as the National Registration Identification Card Number (NRIC No.) is issued to citizens and permanent residents on a ...
Malaysia - Infrastructure
... See also Transport in Malaysia and Energy policy of Malaysia The infrastructure of Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia ... There are 200 industrial parks along with specialised parks such as Technology Park Malaysia and Kulim Hi-Tech Park ... they still lag behind areas such as the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia ...