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Malaysiaâ's environment is in danger due to rapid urbanization and an over-exhaustion of resources. Malaysia faces problems of deforestation, water pollution, soil erosion, overfishing, and air pollution.1 Pollution is one factor that is an increasing problem.2 Malaysia has historically enjoyed one of the least polluted urban environments in Asia, but increasing demand on its natural resources has led to the pollution of both its environment and urban environments.3 Although Malaysia is recognized for its diversity of species, many of its animals are under threat of extinction.4 In fact, 14% of Malaysiaâ's mammals are listed by The World Conservation Union as endangered.5 The top five endangered animals in Malaysia are the tiger, rhino, elephant, turtle, and orangutan.6 Because of its unique host of animal species, Malaysia ...See More is a target for poachers in search for valuable animal parts, such as the ivory horn of its rhinoceroses.7 Show Less

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/malaysia/environmental_problems_malaysia/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.wwf.org.my/about_wwf/what_we_do/species_main/
5 Ibid
6http://www.wwf.org.my/about_wwf/what_we_do/species_main/rhino/rhinorescue/issues/
7 ibid
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Malaysia News

The Star Online 
How serious is the money-spinning industry in Malaysia? On my way back from Beijing last year, I met a group of young Chinese flying here to take part in a pyramid activity initiated by Malaysians. The money game industry has ventured out of the ... See more..
Channel NewsAsia 
KUALA LUMPUR: WhatsApp group administrators could face legal action in Malaysia if they failed to curb the spread of false information among members, according to national daily Berita Harian. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Johari ... See more..
TIME 
A schoolboy in Malaysia has died after a horrific beating at a religious school in Kota Tinggi, Johor state. See more..
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Human Resources Online 
The Edge Markets has reported that the population of foreign workers in Malaysia has surpassed the Malaysian Indian population last year. It is expected to also surpass the Chinese population by 2034, according to Chua Choon Hwa, undersecretary of the ... See more..
The Star Online 
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Research has raised Bursa Malaysia's earnings forecast following its latest 1Q17 net profit results. The research house said Bursa's 1Q17 net profit positively surprised (slightly) due to higher trading revenue ... See more..
The Edge Markets MY 
On Monday, it was reported that Malaysia and Abu Dhabi had reached a conditional agreement, whereby 1MDB will pay US$1.2 billion (RM5.22 billion) to IPIC to settle a loan and interest payments paid on behalf of 1MDB in 2015, while 1MDB and Malaysia's ... See more..
The Straits Times 
MALACCA • The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) top Malaysian operative, Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, faces the prospect of being stripped of his stature as a leader in the group unless he carries out terror attacks in the country before the ... See more..
BBC News 
A Malaysian schoolboy whose legs were amputated after allegedly being beaten by a staff member has died in hospital, local media report. The 11-year-old boy was among children beaten with a water hose by the assistant warden at a private Islamic school ... See more..
TODAYonline 
KUALA LUMPUR — Syria-based militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi is at risk of losing his position as Islamic State's (IS) Malaysia leader if he fails to carry out major terror attacks in a South-east Asian country by the year's end, according to a ... See more..
The Star Online 
DUBAI: Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday. Alitalia is preparing for special administration proceedings ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam
Area

Total 329,847 sq km
Land 328,657 sq km
Water 1,190 sq km

Climate

tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Natural Resources

tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite ;
Natural Hazards

flooding; landslides; forest fires
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from industrial and vehicular emissions; water pollution from raw sewage; deforestation; smoke/haze from Indonesian forest fires

Demographics

Nationality
Malaysian
Population
29,628,392 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Malaysia, a middle-income country, has transformed itself since the 1970s from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy. Under current Prime Minister NAJIB, Malaysia is attempting to achieve high-income status by 2020 and to move farther up the value-added production chain by attracting investments in Islamic finance, high technology industries, biotechnology, and services. NAJIB's Economic Transformation Program (ETP) is a series of projects and policy measures intended to accelerate the country's economic growth. The government has also taken steps to liberalize some services sub-sectors. The NAJIB administration also is continuing efforts to boost domestic demand and reduce ...See More the economy''s dependence on exports. Nevertheless, exports - particularly of electronics, oil and gas, palm oil and rubber - remain a significant driver of the economy. As an oil and gas exporter, Malaysia has profited from higher world energy prices, although the rising cost of domestic gasoline and diesel fuel, combined with strained government finances, has forced Kuala Lumpur to begin to reduce government subsidies. The government is also trying to lessen its dependence on state oil producer Petronas. The oil and gas sector supplies about 35% of government revenue in 2011. Bank Negera Malaysia (central bank) maintains healthy foreign exchange reserves, and a well-developed regulatory regime has limited Malaysia''s exposure to riskier financial instruments and the global financial crisis. Nevertheless, Malaysia could be vulnerable to a fall in commodity prices or a general slowdown in global economic activity because exports are a major component of GDP. In order to attract increased investment, NAJIB has raised possible revisions to the special economic and social preferences accorded to ethnic Malays under the New Economic Policy of 1970, but he has encountered significant opposition, especially from Malay nationalists and other vested interests. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$506.7 billion (2012 est.); $479.7 billion (2011 est.); $456.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

34% of GDP (2012 est.); 34.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 34.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

Peninsular Malaysia - palm oil, rubber, cocoa, rice; Sabah - palm oil, subsistence crops; rubber, timber; Sarawak - palm oil, rubber, timber; pepper
Industries

Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, petroleum and natural gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics and semi-conductors, timber processing; Sabah - logging, petroleum and natural gas production; Sarawak - agriculture processing, petroleum and natural gas production, logging