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Country Snapshot | Malaysia
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Date of Independence: 31 August 1957 (from the UK)

Date of Admission to the United Nations: 17 September 1957

On 16 September 1963, its name was changed to Malaysia, following the admission of Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo) and Sarawak. Singapore separated from Malaysia and became independent on 9 August 1965.

Geographical Size: 329,847 sq. km

Population: 32.7 million (July 2020 est.)

Demographic Information: (2017 est.):

 Bumiputera 62%

 (Malays and indigenous peoples, including Orang Asli, Dayak, Anak Negeri), Chinese 20.6%

 Indian 6.2%

 Other 0.9%

 Non-citizens 10…

Cite this page
“Country Snapshot | Malaysia”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2023>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922



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