Country Profile

Malaysia  Country Profile

Having undergone rapid development over the last half-century, Malaysia’s economy has progressed from relying on agricultural and primary commodities to being more broad-based and export-driven. Benefitting from long-term political stability, sound economic management and pragmatic leadership, the country possesses sound infrastructure, established health care and education systems, and an increasingly advanced and diversified economy. Its diversity may be one of its greatest assets: with a population that is both multi-ethnic and multilingual, it is well placed to succeed in an increasingly integrated global economy. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Prime Minister Najib Razak, and an interview with Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Cover of The Report: Malaysia 2016

The Report

This chapter is from the Malaysia 2016 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Prime Minister Najib Razak
Prime Minister Najib Razak, on regional cooperation: Viewpoint