Government, Economy, Culture, and Geography


The type of Government that Malaysia has is a Constitutional Monarchy. The king`s name is Tuanku ABDUL HALIM Mu&apos and the Prime Minister NAJIB Razak are both part of the Executive Branch. The name of the Legislative branch is called Bicameral Parliament . The name of the Judicial branch is called Civil Courts. The Constitution in Malaysia was adopted on August 31, 1957. All citizens in Malaysia are allowed to vote at the age of 21.


In Malaysia the per capita GDP is $16,900. Agricultural products in Malaysia include palm oil, rubber, cocoa, rice in Peninsular Malaysia. In Sabah Malaysia - palm oil, subsistence crops; rubber, timber. In Sarawak - palm oil, rubber, timber; pepper. Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging, and timber processing. Sabah - logging, petroleum production; Sarawak - agriculture processing, petroleum production and refining, logging; all of these are industries in Malaysia. Malaysia`s import partners and percentages are, China with 13.1%, Singapore with 12.7%, Japan with11.5%, US with 8.3%, Thailand with 5.1%, Hong Kong with 4.5%, and India with 4.1%. Agriculture, industry, and services of the Labor Forces in Malaysia with percentages include agriculture: 13%, industry: 36%, services: 51%.  The Malaysian ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. It is divided into 100 sen. The ringgit is issued by the Bank Negara Malaysia.


Malaysia people are called Malaysian(s) .  The ethnic groups in Malaysia are Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%. Many languages are spoken in Malaysia such as Bahasa Malaysia the offical, English, and Chinese. There is a wide variety of religions in Malaysia including, Muslim or Islam witch are the offical religions in Malaysia. Buddhist, Christan, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and other traditional Chinese religions. If you ever get to go to Malaysia you will never get borded with the things they do their like dancing. There are so many diffrent cultures and religions you can learn about in Malaysia.


 You may find many things about Malaysia such as its geography. This includes landforms witch are coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. The natural resources are: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite. Flooding, landsides, and forest fires are very comman in Malasysia as well, so keep an eye out. You would be happy to know that Malaysia is  tropical. April to October monsoons happen in these months in the southwest and October to Febuary  monsoons happen in the northeast.   


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