Malaysia Education

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Financing education in Malaysia, be it through bursaries, grants or student loans, is a booming business. A variety of players – the federal government and a wide range of public and private institutions, universities, funds, charities, banks and large businesses – share this market, the expansion of which mirrors that of tertiary education. Tuition...

Under Malaysia’s 2012 budget, the health services sector was allocated RM15bn ($4.8bn) for operating expenditure and RM1.8bn ($580.6m) for development expenditure. The total budget for 2011 was RM15.2bn ($4.9bn) and for 2010, it was RM14.8bn ($4.7bn). Malaysia spends 4.1% of its total annual expenditure on the public health care sector, making it...

Private hospitals are big business in Malaysia. There are around 220 individual facilities across the country, nine of which have been granted Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, a recognised world standard. Domestically, private health care service providers are frequented by 40% of the population that subscribes to health insurance...

What role can universities play in achieving greater regionalisation amongst ASEAN countries?

Is Malaysia’s education system competitive in comparison to other countries in the ASEAN region?

Continuing on its decade-long trend of GDP growth (6.8% per year on average from 2000 to 2009), the education sector of Malaysia has been the subject of a renewed focus for the government, as well as from private investors both in Malaysia and abroad. The government has identified the sector within its Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) as the...