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Profile of Malaysia
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o     Government
Parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislative system. The Head of State is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.


o     Country
The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia made up of 13 states, three
Federal Territories and the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur.


o     Distance to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from…

      London, United Kingdom :      6,557 miles (10,552 km)
Paris, France                   :      6,483 miles (10,432 km)
Rome, Italy                      :      6,038 miles (9,716 km)
Stockholm, Sweden         :      5,812 miles (9,353 km)
Berlin, Germany               :      5,979 miles (9,622 km)
Madrid, Spain                   :      6,885 miles (11,079 km)
New York, USA                 :      9,400 miles (15,126 km)
Los Angeles, USA             :      8,790 miles (14,144 km)
Vancouver, Canada         :      7,944 miles (12,783 km)


o     Economic Profile
Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil and natural rubber and timber are major contributors to its economy. In the 19th century, Malaysia (known then as Malaya) was the world’s largest tin and rubber producer.


o     Currency
The Malaysian currency is normally referred to as Ringgit or RM. The RM comes in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM5O and RM100. Coins are denoted as sen. These include 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen. 50 sen and RM1. These are the exchange rates for the following currencies;


Ø       1 USD           = 3.67 MYR, 

Ø       1 SGD           = 2.30 MYR

Ø       1 AUD           = 2.69 MYR

Ø       1 EUR           = 4.62 MYR

For more currency exchange rates, pls use our currency exchange calculator

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