malaysia

What Kind of Country is Malaysia? 1-Minute Commentary

Malaysia

  • Area
    About 330,000 km2
  • Capital
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Population
    About 33 million people
  • Currency
    Ringgit(MYR)
  • Land
    Southern part of Malay Peninsula, northern part of Borneo
  • Citizen
    There are many indigenous peoples in addition to Malay, Chinese and Indian inhabitants
  • Religion
    Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, etc.
  • Language
    Malay, Chinese, English

The “Petronas Twin Towers”, which shines brightly in the center of the capital Kuala Lumpur, is the tallest twin tower in the world.

Malaysia is famous for its resorts with beautiful beaches such as Penang Island.

The beautiful rainforest jungle remains on Borneo (Kalimantan).

Malaysian people eat large amounts of fish and shellfish.

The average annual consumption of fish and shellfish by Malaysians is about 120 lbs.

The noodle dishes “Laksa” and “Prawn Mee” of seafood soup are especially popular.

Malaysia has adopted a constitutional monarchy by the king.

However, the basic power is held by the parliament and the prime minister.

The king, called “Agon,” is elected once every five years by the Islamic monarchs (sultans) of the nine states.

In January 2019, the 15th King Mohammed V was abdicated and Abdullah Sultan became the 16th King.

Malaysia has undergone rapid economic development during the 22 years since 1981, when Mahathir served as Prime Minister.

In the subsequent Najib administration, Mahathir, who was 92 years old at the time, became prime minister again in 2018 due to the intensification of the “Malay Tsunami” who opposes allegations of corruption and preferential policies for Malays.

・Reference
Overview: Development news, research, data – World Bank
Malaysia Information | Summary Of Malaysia’s History – MyGOV

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