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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

The Star Online 
The message spread through social media read, “Di Malaysia negara yang udah dibawah Khilafah ada satu nama polis AYOB KHAN ... dia kerja dengan pemerintah thogut ... dia juga orang yang tangkap askar khilafah di Malaysia ... semua ikhwan khilafah ... See more..
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars will inject $40 million into Malaysia's Proton as part of its purchase of a key stake in the automaker, an executive of the Malaysian company said Friday. Geely Holding Group is also paying $65 million for 51 ... See more..
The Edge Markets MY 
KUALA LUMPUR (June 23): Malaysia's central bank has asked foreign insurers to raise the proportion of local shareholders in their firms to at least 30%, under ... See more..
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The Star Online 
PETALING JAYA: The owner of a laundry here claims that True Fitness Malaysia has not paid them a single sen since they started working together four months ... See more..
CNBC 
The corruption scandal involving PM Najib Razak and 1MDB could affect Malaysia's sovereign rating in the near-to-medium term, S&P warned. For now, the country's outlook remains stable and political issues won't impede Malaysia's policy flexibility, S&P ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
Malaysia Under-22 coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee admits his team still have plenty to do before next month's 2018 AFC U23 qualifiers after they were dismantled 5-1 by Melaka United in a friendly match on Thursday night. Ong's men were undone by four goals ... See more..
The Star Online 
Chew (third from left) with a book after opening the BookFest@Malaysia 2017 at KLCC. Others are from left Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd executive director Lim Lee Ngoh, Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad chief executive officer Koo Cheng (back) and ... See more..
NEWS.com.au 
DERRICK Koh's video went viral last week when he filmed a giant king cobra slithering up the front door of his house and through an open window. See more..
Financial Times 
Political uncertainty surrounding upcoming elections and the 1MDB scandal were not enough to shake S&P's confidence in Malaysia, with the ratings agency ... See more..
The Star Online 
Chan says that the adoption of e-commerce in the grocery retail space in Malaysia will take some time to develop, despite there being a nascent e-commerce presence with grocery delivery service Happy Fresh and in-house grocery delivery offered by Tesco ... 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
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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