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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Asia. Its 13 states and 3 federal territories are distributed in the South China Sea between Peninsular Malaysia, which borders Thailand, and Malaysian Borneo which borders Indonesia and Brunei. Across the sea its closest neighbors are Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. In 2010 the predominantly Muslim population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula.
Just over half identify as Malay, 20% are Chinese, 8% are Indian. Malays have rights not enjoyed by the minorities.
Freedom of speech appears to be a problem in Malaysia. When I was 16, 2 Malaysian Chinese girls joined us at Sydney Girls High School. They told me about the lack of opportunities for these bright, hard-working girls, because they were Chinese. I heard the same story throughout my university studies, until I left for the US in 1978. Now Sydney has a large population of Malaysian Chinese students; many do not go back to Malaysia.