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Malaysia Line breaks: Ma¦lay|sia
Pronunciation: /məˈleɪzɪə/

Definition of Malaysia in English:

A country in SE Asia; population 25,715,800 (est. 2009); official language, Malay; capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is a federation consisting of East Malaysia (the northern part of Borneo, including Sabah and Sarawak) and West Malaysia (the southern part of the Malay Peninsula, formerly Malaya). The two parts of Malaysia are separated from each other by 650 km (400 miles) of the South China Sea. Malaysia federated as an independent Commonwealth state in 1963; Singapore withdrew in 1965



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  • Police arrested two Malaysians and three Indonesians for drug possession on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning respectively.
  • The PM's comments have left Malaysians wondering why he appeared to support Razaleigh on an issue as sensitive as secret balloting.
  • The majority of Malaysians still place their trust in UMNO and hope the party will continue its realistic, progressive policies.

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