• Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and its name is from Greek, meaning “ink land”. The total area of Malaysia is 333,300 square kilometers. It has a population of 25.32 million, of which Malays and other indigenous people account for 60%, Chinese account for 25%, and Indians account for 7%. At present, Islam is a state religion, and other religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. The official language is Malay, and in the country, English and Mandarin are also common. The currency is Ringgit. The capital is Kuala Lumpur.
  • A total of 13 red and white stripes and 14-pointed stars on the national flag represent the 13 states and governments of the country. Blue symbolizes the unity of the people and the connection between Malaysia and the Commonwealth of Nations. The new moon symbolizes Islam and the yellow symbolizes the head of state.
  • In the early years of Common Era, There were many old countries such as Kedah and Langkasuka in the Malay Peninsula. At the beginning of the 5th century, Kesultanan Melayu Melaka, centered on Malacca, unified most of the Malay Peninsula. Since the beginning of the 16th century, Malaysia has been occupied by Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. At the beginning of the 20th century, the area was completely reduced to a British colony. The history of Sarawak and Sabah was originally in Brunei. In 1888, the two places became British protected areas. During the Second World War, Malaya, Sarawak, and Sabah were occupied by Japan. After the war, Britain resumed its colonial rule. On August 31, 1957, the Malaysian Federation declared independence. On September 16, 1963, the Malaysian Federation and Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah merged to form Malaysia (Singapore withdrew on August 9, 1965).