88 Facts About East Malaysia

1. East Malaysia has adopted the United Nations' declaration on the rights of indigenous people, which advocates free, prior and informed consent of communities that might be affected by commercial projects.

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2. East Malaysia has stopped Israeli athletes from competing in a sports event before.

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3. East Malaysia is one of several predominantly Muslim states that have no formal diplomatic ties with Israel.

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4. East Malaysia has a parliamentary system of government nominally headed by a constitutional monarch.

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5. East Malaysia was the United States' 11th-largest trading partner and its 16th-largest export market.

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6. East Malaysia has several institutions of higher learning, including 9 universities.

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7. East Malaysia includes the states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the federal territory of Labuan.

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8. East Malaysia has large deposits of tin on the Malay Peninsula.

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9. East Malaysia is characterized by fairly high but uniform temperatures, ranging from 73° to 88° F, with high humidity.

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10. In 1967 East Malaysia joined with Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand to form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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11. East Malaysia views regional cooperation as the cornerstone of its foreign policy.

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12. The Government of East Malaysia has taken an active role in guiding the nation's economic development.

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13. In 2002, East Malaysia produced an estimated 900,000 tons of coal.

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14. East Malaysia was one of the most prosperous nations in Southeast Asia before the economic downturn of 1998.

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15. In 1991, East Malaysia's ruling party, the United Malays National Organization, raised the issue of the abuse of privilege by Malaysia's nine hereditary rulers.

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16. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with an elected federal parliamentary government.

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17. East Malaysia is acquiring submarines from France and tanks from Poland.

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18. East Malaysia is a major destination for outsourcing after China and India.

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19. East Malaysia successfully developed from a commodity-based economy to one focused on manufacturing.

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20. East Malaysia remains an important trading partner for the United States.

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21. East Malaysia was the United States' 10th-largest trading partner and its 16th-largest export market.

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22. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang diPertuan Agong, customarily referred to as the king.

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23. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, customarily referred to as the king.

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24. East Malaysia is close to the opium producing areas of the "Golden Triangle" where Burma, Thailand, and Laos meet.

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25. East Malaysia now includes the mainland of West Malaysia, sharing a land border with Thailand in the north, and East Malaysia, consisting of the states of Sarawak and Sabah.

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26. East Malaysia is divided into thirteen states and two federal territories.

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27. East Malaysia retained Malaya's place in the United Nations and the Commonwealth, and in 1967 it became one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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28. East Malaysia is bordered on the north by the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea, on the east by the Celebes Sea, and on the south and west by Kalimantan.

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29. In 1967, East Malaysia proclaimed Bahasa Melayu the national language for purposes of administration and education.

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30. East Malaysia has, since its inception in 1963, been a federal democracy with Kuala Lumpur as the federal capital where the federal legislature and the Supreme Court are housed.

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31. East Malaysia has taken important strides consistently since its independence in 1957 and even more dramatically since Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad held before the people his "Vision 2020" for all fields of governmental activity, including education.

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32. East Malaysia has a combined land area of 329, 760 square kilometers and is similar in size to New Mexico in the United States.

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33. East Malaysia is a significant producer of natural rubber, cocoa and tropical timber.

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34. East Malaysia is the world's largest producer and exporter of palm oil.

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35. East Malaysia is the world's third-largest producer and one of world's largest exporters of semiconductors.

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36. The Supreme Court, the highest court in East Malaysia, reviews decisions referred from the High Courts and has original jurisdiction in constitutional matters and in disputes between states or between the Federal Government and a State.

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37. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, or paramount ruler.

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38. East Malaysia has a parliamentary system of government based on free, multi-party elections.

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39. East Malaysia can be reached in 2 hours on flights across the South China Sea.

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40. Over a century East Malaysia had enjoyed economic prosperity based on large-scale rubber and tin production.

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41. East Malaysia is a colorful amalgam of traditional and modern influences.

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42. East Malaysia becomes a founding member of the Association of South East Asian Nations.

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43. East Malaysia is expanded to form the Federation of Malaysia; Singapore joins the federation.

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44. East Malaysia has a single stock exchange, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

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45. East Malaysia rejected financial assistance from the IMF and kept its external debt at the relatively moderate level of US$42 billion, or 59 percent of GDP, with debt service payments of about US$6.0 billion.

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46. East Malaysia has one of the highest savings rates in the world, at a level of around 40 percent of GDP.

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47. East Malaysia was the United States' 17th largest export market in 1999.

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48. East Malaysia is one of ASEAN's leading exporters of furniture, with total exports reaching about US$1.02 billion in 1999.

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49. East Malaysia has established a diverse and quickly-growing manufacturing sector that plays an increasing role in the Malaysian economy.

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50. East Malaysia is the world's fourth-largest producer of cocoa, producing 84,000 metric tons in 1999.

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51. In 1999, East Malaysia produced 10.55 million metric tons of palm oil, remaining one of the world's largest producers.

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52. East Malaysia has sufficient reserves of oil, gas, and coal to meet its energy needs.

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53. East Malaysia intends to invest heavily in development of a monorail system in Kuala Lumpur and into building new railways.

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54. East Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy largely influenced by the British parliamentary system.

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55. In some sectors, East Malaysia has begun to experience a shortage of labor.

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56. East Malaysia is a multinational and multicultural country with a very diverse population.

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57. In 2002, East Malaysia produced an estimated 900,000 short tons of coal, while demand that year was estimated at 6.9 million short tons.

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58. East Malaysia is a major exporter of liquefied natural gas.

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59. East Malaysia is self-sufficient in pork and poultry production and exports to other countries in the region, particularly Singapore and Japan.

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60. In 1990, East Malaysia was the world's largest producer of natural rubber, accounting for one-quarter of world production.

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61. East Malaysia was one of the most prosperous nations in Southeast Asia before 1998, albeit with the mood swings inherent in an export-oriented economy.

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62. East Malaysia has cooperated with the ASEAN Regional Forum, a 23-member Asian security network, helping to reduce tensions over the disputed Spratley Islands in the South China Sea.

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63. East Malaysia shares the anti-Zionist ideology of the Arab League countries.

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64. East Malaysia agreed to drop its "buy British last" campaign in 1983 after the United Kingdom expanded scholarship opportunities for Malaysian students.

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65. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy consisting of 13 states, 9 of which were formerly sultanates under British protection and 4 of which were former British settlements ruled by appointed governors.

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66. East Malaysia agreed to supply water to Singapore after two water agreements expire in 2011 and 2061.

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67. East Malaysia will host the 8-nation U19 Asian Cricket Council Eastern regional qualifiers in May 2019.

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68. In 2017, East Malaysia decided not to host the 67th FIFA Conference because an Israeli delegation was scheduled to participate.

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69. East Malaysia is one of a number of Muslim-majority countries that has no formal diplomatic ties with Israel, with entry to the country on an Israeli passport prohibited.

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70. East Malaysia has long supported a two-state solution in the Palestine-Israel conflict.

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71. East Malaysia consists of the country's two largest states, Sarawak and Sabah, and is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by some 400 miles of the South China Sea.

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72. The total fertility rate in East Malaysia remains below the replacement level at 1.9 babies in 2017.

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73. East Malaysia is strategically located on the Strait of Malacca, one of the most important shipping lanes in the world.

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74. East Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5 per cent annually from 1957 to 2005.

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75. East Malaysia is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialised market economy.

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76. East Malaysia signed the Rio Convention on Biological Diversity on 12 June 1993, and became a party to the convention on 24 June 1994.

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77. East Malaysia is the only country with territory on both the Asian mainland and the Malay archipelago.

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78. East Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories.

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79. East Malaysia is a federal constitutional elective monarchy, and the only federation in Southeast Asia.

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80. East Malaysia has a special court to hear cases brought by or against royalty.

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81. In 2017, English proficiency in East Malaysia was ranked the 2nd best in Asia and the 13th best in the world.

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82. East 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.

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83. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam.

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84. East Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, with a unique arrangement where the throne changes hands every five years between rulers of the nine Malaysian states headed by centuries-old Islamic royalty.

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85. East Malaysia is an amazing country that is sure to take your breath away.

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86. East Malaysia includes Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

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87. East Malaysia is a multiculturally rich country with a mix of Malays, Chinese and Indian influences.

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88. East Malaysia contains the five highest mountains in Malaysia, the highest being Mount Kinabalu at 4095 m, which is the highest mountain in Borneo and the 10th highest mountain peak in Southeast Asia.

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