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Environment
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

Aljazeera.com 
Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organisers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook. The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland's, has ... See more..
The Straits Times 
SINGAPORE - Malaysia have wrested back bragging rights of being SEA Games champions, after a one-sided 65-41win over Singapore in the final on Sunday afternoon at the Juara Stadium. While Singapore's netballers kept their fierce fight up until the ... See more..
The Straits Times 
It was reported that Vitti had originally taken pity on the students and housed them at his apartment after they claimed to have missed their flight back to Malaysia and had no cash to purchase new tickets or find a place to stay. Claims have also been ... See more..
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South China Morning Post 
Chinese weapons present a tempting target for Prime Minister Najib Razak's cash-strapped government and could add a new dimension to the fast-growing ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee has cautioned his team to mark the movement of Myanmar's hot shot Aung Thu ahead of their Southeast (SEA) Asian Games clash on Monday. The Yanadarbon FC striker has lit up the men's football tournament with four goals ... See more..
The Star Online 
MANILA: Malaysia has granted a last-minute stay of execution to a convicted Filipino murderer following an appeal by Manila, Philippine officials said Saturday. Ejah Jaafar, whose age was not given, was scheduled to hang on Friday after being found ... See more..
The Star Online 
PETALING JAYA: No matter where life takes you, home is where the heart is. See more..
New Straits Times Online 
SETIU: After almost six hours of tough galloping, a vigorous Terengganu ruler Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was all smiles as he led Malaysia to two gold and one silver medal at the 29th Kuala Lumpur Sea Games 80km equestrian endurance race. There was ... See more..
The Sun Daily 
Malaysia's Wong Mei Chyn (L) is prevented from netting by Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Cam Tien in the round robin stage of women's basketball in KL SEA Games at Malaysian Basketball Association (Maba) Stadium, on August 20, 2017. — Bernama. See more..
Free Malaysia Today 
George-Varughese-Raus-Sharif-Zulkefli-Ahmad-Makinudin-1 PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar says its resolution to overwhelmingly take a vote of no confidence against Md Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin over their appointments as chief ... 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.)
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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