A safe and stable country
Malaysia is one of the world’s most peaceful and politically stable countries. It boasts of being one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant economies, which is the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
Consisting of two regions – Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, which are separated by 1,030km of the South China Sea, Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories where the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadazans and other ethnic groups live in harmony. This plural society
comprises many races and faiths that speak a variety of mother tongues, and each continues to maintain its respective traditional culture. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance that has ensured peace and stability for the nation through the decades.
The stable relationships between the ethnic groups is one of the key ingredients to political and economic stability in Malaysia. A powerful sense of being Malaysian prevails among the population.
Today, Malaysia has emerged as a confident and vibrant entity that is secure, stable and increasingly
prosperous at home, and at peace with its neighbours. With its history of political stability, there are strong foundations on which Malaysia can rely as it moves ahead with efforts to become a high-income and innovation-based society.