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Malaysia

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Population: 29.5 million (2012)

Geography: West Malaysia (area 131,794 square km) and East Malaysia (198,000 square km)

Climate: Equatorial, hot and humid all year

World heritage sites: Kinabalu National Park and Gunung Mulu National Park

Capital City: Kuala Lumpur

Language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Indian dialects

Official language: Bahasa Malaysia

Political system: Federal constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy

Value of Australia exports: AUD$5080 million (per year)

Kuala Lumpur

Useful websites

Australia and Malaysia

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – background information about Malaysia and its connections with Australia

Travel advisory information – travel advice about Malaysia

Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur – advice about Malaysia and news about current events

Malaysian High Commission in Canberra – news and events about Malaysia and its connections with Australia

Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement – information about the Free Trade Agreement

Australia Malaysia Institute – news and information about the institutes current activities

Malaysia in the media

The Star – provides current events and articles about issues impacting on Malaysia and its people

New Straits Times – current events and articles about issues impacting on Malaysia and its people

The Sun – current events and articles about issues impacting on Malaysia and its people

Radio Televisyen Malaysia – provides live-stream news items

BBC country profiles – provides and overview, facts, figures and current media information

The Economist topic index – provides current information about business and the economy

CIA world factbook – maps, images, facts and figures 

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