Malaysia: General Information

General Information

Embassy of Malaysia, Washington, DC
This is the official website of the Embassy of Malaysia in the United States of America. It provides general information and facts of Malaysia, including traveling, economy, constitutions, visa issues and daily news from Malaysia.

Embassy of the United States in Malaysia
This is an official website of the embassy of the United States in Malaysia. It contains information related to programs and events, scholarships, services to the US citizens, and visa.

Malaysian flag and anthem by the World Statesmen
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Malaysia.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Malaysia Maps
This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains various maps of Malaysia such as country maps and historical maps.

The world Fact Book, Malaysia (CIA)
This site provides facts and information about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistics of Malaysia.


Government Institutions

Ministry of Finance
Site is dealing with national budget, taxation, and economy. Links for complaints and information on the web are also available.

Ministry of Higher Education
This website provides information about higher education in Malaysia, announcements, online services, publications and scholarships.

Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Site dealing with Malaysian trade and industry. Available in Bahasa Malay and English.

Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
Aside from disseminating information about the ministry and issues related to women, family and the community more easily, speedily and accurately, this website is also a two-way medium of communication between the ministry and the public. This website allows the public to interact and channel their queries, suggestions and feedback via e-mail and the e–forum column. Other than this, an interesting feature of this website is that the public can interact with counsellors in the ministry via the chat room to obtain advisory and counselling services.

Ministry of Works
Site dealing with programs and activities in the ministry of works. Site is in Malay, English, Arabic, and Chinese.

Parliament of Malaysia
Malaysia The Parliament of Malaysia website is designed to facilitate access by members of Parliament, Ministries, Departments, organisation and the general public to information such as Order Papers, the calendar of events for Parliamentary Proceedings, Bills to be tabled, Acts of Parliament and verbatim reports of the daily proceedings (Hansard). Site is in Bahasa Malay and English.

Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia
English version speech on the nationa budget of Malaysia. First : To move the economy up the value chain; Second : To raise the capacity for knowledge and innovation and nurture first class mentality; Third : To address persistent socio-economic inequalities constructively and productively; Fourth : To improve the standard and sustainability of quality of life; and Fifth : To strengthen the institutional and implementation capacity.



Indonesian Language, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
Malay and Indonesian are typically similar; this site provides Indonesian language studying materials, including grammars and vocabulary teaching. It contains also video clips, poetry, literatures and folklores.

Malaysian Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Malay writing system.

Online Indonesian language, the University of Victoria
Malay and Indonesian are typically similar; this site provides online Indonesian teaching materials and exercises.

The Malay scripts (the Library of Congress)
This site provides basic explanation about the old Malay writing system and scripts.


History, Culture and Religion

Geographia, Malaysia
This website contains online articles about Malaysian history, people, culture, and nature.

Musical Instrument of Malaysia
This website provides information about the traditional musical instruments of Malaysia.


Political and Social Issues

Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Malaysia.

Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
This site contains publications of national and international economic affairs, social security and foreign affairs, policies and natural resource studies.



Berita Harian
This is a local online daily newspaper, in Malay.

Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency
This is an official news website of the Malaysian government. It publishes general and economic news across the country, in English, Malay, Chinese and Arabic.

Daily Express, an Independent National Newspaper of East Malaysia
This is an online daily newspaper published in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, covering news in Eastern Malaysia, in English.

Harian Metro
This is an online daily newspaper, in Malay.

Malaysia Post
This website provides both local and international news in English.

Malaysia Today
This is an online news about Malaysian politics and social events, in Malay and English.

The Star Online
This is an online daily news of Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur, in English.

The SUNdaily
This is a complimentary online publication of the Sun, in English.


Research Institutions

Asia Foundation for Malaysia
This is a website of the Asia Foundation, specifically for Malaysia. It contains information of the Asia Foundation’s projects related to economic reform, land management, law and justice, and governance.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Malaysia and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.

Asia Research Institute-ARI (National University of Singapore)
This site provides a wide range of research information about Southeast Asia, including Malaysia.

Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Malaysian government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, (Northern Illinois University)
This website contains photograph collections and research papers about Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia 
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.

Department of Statistics Malaysia
This is an official website of Malaysia statistics agency. It collects and publishes statistical information of the government’s sectors.

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-ISEAS, Singapore
This site contains research articles and working papers about Malaysia and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
This website contains online newsletter, publication, research, training and conferences events related to Asian studies. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Malaysia

Malay Concordance Project, the Malay Manuscript (Australian National University)
This site contains resources for the study of Classical Malay Literature from scholars of Malay studies.

Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
This is a website of Center University of Hong Kong. It contains information about seminar and courses of studies about East and Southeast Studies. It provides free-download publications and working papers related to Thailand and countries Asia and other related topic for Southeast Asian studies.

The Economist, Malaysia
This website provides online articles covering analyzes of the Malaysian economy, statistic information, and facts of the Malaysian government.

The United Nations in Malaysia
This website provides information of projects run by the United Nations in Malaysia.

The World Bank, in Malaysia
This is the World Bank website, specifically for projects in Malaysia. It contains data and statistic, publications, reports and updated news about the World Bank projects in Malaysia.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Malaysia and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

WWF: Heart of Borneo Forests
This is a website of WWF that provides information about the forests of Borneo and their wildlife.


Travel Information

Lonely Planet, Malaysia
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Malaysia can be found in this site.

Malaysia Tourism
This is an official website for tourism in Malaysia. It provides information about the important tourist attractions and traveling information.



National Bureau of Asian Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.