Malaysia Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Malaysia was created in 1963 through the merging of Malaya (independent in 1957) and the former British Singapore, both of which formed West Malaysia, and Sabah and Sarawak in north Borneo, which composed East Malaysia. The first three years of independence were marred by hostilities with Indonesia. Singapore separated from the union in 1965.
NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.