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Malaysia: Country Profile

Area: 329,847 sq km (127,355 sq miles)
Population: 28.3m (2010 estimate)
Capital City: Kuala Lumpur (population: 1.5m); Putrajaya (Administrative Capital)
People: Bumiputra (mostly Malays) (66%), Chinese (25%), Indians (8%), Others (1%)
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language. Other languages include Chinese, Tamil and Iban. English is widely used.
Religions: 55% Muslim, 17% Buddhist, 12% Taoist, 7% Christian, 7% Hindu, 2% Animist/Other
Geography: The Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya together with 11 of 13 states form Peninsular Malaysia, bordering Thailand and Singapore. The states of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as the federal territory of Labuan, form East Malaysia on the north of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and Brunei.
Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

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GE \'explores selling stake in Malaysian ops for $1.35b\' - The Straits Times
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Great Eastern said to explore sale of stake in Malaysian operations for up to S$...
The Straits Times Great Eastern said to explore sale of stake in Malaysian operations for up to S$1.35b The Straits Times SINGAPORE - Great Eastern Holdings, the insurance arm of OCBC, has engaged at least one Malaysian bank to explore selling a large stake in its Malaysian operations fo...
GE studying options for stake in Malaysian ops - The Straits Times
The Straits Times GE studying options for stake in Malaysian ops The Straits Times The move is a likely response to a central bank rule - in place since 2009 but not enforced - that requires foreign insurance firms in Malaysia to have at least 30 per cent held by domestic investors. Affect...
Raise tax relief to boost insurance penetration rate: AIA Group CEO - Daily Expr...
Raise tax relief to boost insurance penetration rate: AIA Group CEO Daily Express The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia , since proposing in its 2012 budget wishlist, has also been urging the government to raise tax relief for medical and education insurance premiums, as well as prov...
Chubb mulls selling stake in Malaysian insurance unit - The Star Online
The Star Online Chubb mulls selling stake in Malaysian insurance unit The Star Online KUALA LUMPUR: Chubb Ltd., the US-listed property and casualty insurer, is considering paring its stake in its Malaysian insurance unit to comply with a 70% limit on foreign ownership, according to people wi...
Interview with the Regulator: Reducing the protection gap - Asia Insurance Revie...
Asia Insurance Review (subscription) Interview with the Regulator: Reducing the protection gap Asia Insurance Review (subscription) Addressing the protection gap will continue to be a key focus area for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says Mr Yoon Yew Khuen, Director of Insurance Development, in...
Insurance: Preparing for higher healthcare costs - The Edge Markets MY
The Edge Markets MY Insurance : Preparing for higher healthcare costs The Edge Markets MY According to a recent report by Mercer Marsh Benefits, an affiliate of Marsh Insurance Brokers, healthcare inflation in Malaysia stood at 11.5% last year ? the third highest out of the 11 Asian countri...
EPF, PNB potential buyers as foreign insurance firms try to beat BNM deadline - ...
Free Malaysia Today EPF, PNB potential buyers as foreign insurance firms try to beat BNM deadline Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: Major foreign insurance firms are preparing to sell their stakes in their Malaysian operations ahead of a Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deadline requiring a 3...
 
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