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Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, which shares borders with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Malaysia is made up of of thirteen states and three federal territories, and its capital is located in Kuala Lumpur.
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Description about Map :-Malaysia, a Southeast Asian nation, is divided into two main sections on either side of the South China Sea, called Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia makes up about 40 percent of the country's land, and is home to coastal plains and forested mountains.

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The official leading the operations of the missing Malaysian jet said that an oil slick was found in the Indian Ocean during the search. 

April 14, 2014 04:49 AM

A series of underwater signals are detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean and according the Australian Prime Minister, the authorities are confident that these signals are coming from the missing Malaysian Airlines.

April 11, 2014 05:03 AM

After a month of searching the missing aircraft, the officials have finally said that they have a promising lead but they have yet to get confirming evidence. In the the Indian Ocean, a pinger locator has been detected signals consistent with those emitted by aircraft black boxes.

April 07, 2014 06:08 AM

Two ships are attempting to find the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before the data recorder ceases transmission. "The area of highest probability as to where the aircraft might have entered the water is the area where the underwater search will commence," search chief Angus Houston said. 

April 05, 2014 08:59 AM

Malaysia's Prime Minister visited the Australian search base for Missing Flight MH370 as the nuclear powered joined the submarine hunt that has failed so far to find any clues of the missing Malaysian Airline.

April 03, 2014 08:48 AM

Malaysia pursues a criminal investigation & Australia searches a new patch of ocean for missing MH370

April 03, 2014 05:44 AM

According to the Malaysian Transport Ministry, the last words from the cockpit of flight MH370 were 'Good Night Malaysian 370' Further, the Australian official said that the search for the missing flight counld drag on for a very long time.

April 01, 2014 05:28 AM

The bright orange coloured four objects spotted by the Australian aircrafts on Sunday have turned out to be nothing more than parts of fishing equipment.Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared that there is no time limit on search for missing jet MH370.

March 31, 2014 10:34 AM

Dozens of relatives of those aboard flight MH370 arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to demand answers from officials. They demanded for evidence on the fate of their family members on board the missing Malaysian flight.

March 31, 2014 06:06 AM

Search planes for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are now concentrating on a smaller area of the Indian Ocean. Reports suggest that the area has been shifted about 700 miles and it appears that the aircraft may have flown faster than previously believed.

March 29, 2014 09:59 AM

China plane searching for Malaysia Airlines plane spots three objects. The search for survivors will be continued, says the Malaysian Minister.

March 29, 2014 08:04 AM

Air and sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 again called off due to bad weather.

March 27, 2014 05:51 AM

As per the new satellite images provided by a French defense firm, more than 120 objects were sighted floating in the Southern Indian Ocean. 

March 26, 2014 12:07 PM

The search has resumed for Flight 370, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says. The search will include aircrafts from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, South korea and the United States.

March 26, 2014 06:10 AM

As per the latest development in the news of MH370, the Malaysian authorities have declared that the flight 370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. Family members of the passengers have been informed. Meanwhile, Malaysian and Australian authorities were looking for two objects spotted by a Royal Australian Air Force aircraft.The Australian's navy's HMAS Success "is on scene and is attempting to locate the objects," the Australian maritime authority said.

March 25, 2014 05:41 AM

"We do not know why, we do not know how the terrible tragedy happened" Malaysia Airlines CEO on flight MH370

March 25, 2014 05:34 AM

As reported by Xinhua earlier, the crew of a Chinese plane had spotted two "suspicious object", but a high tech U.S search aircraft that followed up on the sighting couldn't find them again. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said that the aircraft was unable to relocate them. 

March 24, 2014 08:48 AM

  Chinese aircrew have spotted "suspicious objects" in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

March 24, 2014 05:08 AM

China has new satellite images of floating objects that could be related to missing Airplane MH370

March 22, 2014 10:13 AM

Two weeks of intense search turns up to be useless. An official mentioned that the debris could have sunken since the image was five days old. Australia now plans on using human spotters searching out of the windows of low-flying planes. 

March 22, 2014 06:52 AM

First 2 planes landed back in Perth from the search mission, unfortunately without any sightings of the debris. As of now the focus is still on Indian Ocean.

March 21, 2014 11:36 AM

The first plane sent to fly over southern Indian Ocean returned empty-handed from its hunt.

March 21, 2014 07:26 AM

Autralian satellites have spotted a field of debris floating in the India Ocean. The Australian Prime minister said that two possible objects related to the search have been identified but the austalian authorities have warned that the pictures too, like before, can end up in disappontment.

March 21, 2014 06:23 AM

A source close to the investigation team said that the missing Malaysian plane most likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean. An unprecedented search for Boeing 777-200ER is under way involving 26 nations.


March 19, 2014 09:42 AM

The box with flight-data & cockpit-voice recorders of Flight MH370 has batteries that will send out pings for 30 days. That leaves 18 days.

March 19, 2014 09:02 AM

New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost. Programmed change in direction of MH370 occured 12 minutes before sign off, said the official. 

March 19, 2014 06:38 AM

Twelve days after the MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board, its search for 25 countries has almost become an impossible task. The search area is now 3 million square miles, nearly the size of the U.S. 

March 19, 2014 05:40 AM

Experts are divided over whether plane could have slipped past radar. According to the analysts, Radar has some blind spots and its possible to fly at lower altitudes to avoid being spotted. On the other side, the families of  MH370 passengers are trying to hold onto any little bit of hope, says the Grief councellor

March 18, 2014 09:00 AM

China begins searching parts of its territory for signs of the missing plane. More than half of the passengers in flight MH370 were Chinese and after the background check of Chinese passengers, China state media concludes that  it has found no evidence of hijacking or terrorism against any of its citizens on board.

March 18, 2014 06:21 AM

Malaysian Investigators conclude the missing flight #MH370 has been hijacked. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the Malaysian official said that its conclusive. The official, who is involved in the investigation, said no motive has been established, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken, according to a report from The Associated Press.

March 15, 2014 06:55 AM

Malaysia Airlines has announced that the flight codes of its missing plane, MH370 and MH371, will be dropped and replaced by new ones as a mark of respect to the passengers and crew.

March 14, 2014 06:38 AM

Hunt for the Maslaysia Airline jet likely to expand to Bay of Bengal, more Indian military ships and aircrafts likely to join search.

March 14, 2014 04:55 AM

Pilots of missing Malaysian airplane is under scrutinity. The captain of the missing Malaysian jet is said to be an engineering buff who assembled his own flight stimulator. 

March 13, 2014 12:04 PM

A search by two Vietnamese aircraft based on the information provided by Chinese satellite images has failed to locate objects suspected of being wreckage from the missing aircraft. The disappearance is  one of the most baffling mysteries in the history of aviation.

March 13, 2014 07:22 AM

Malaysian authorities have revealed that the last communication received from the Malaysia Airlines plane suggests that everything was normal minutes before it went missing. On the other side, Chinese satellite images show three unidentified floating objects in the water between Malaysia and Vitenam flight path. Theses images were captured on Sunday but not released until today. 

March 13, 2014 05:08 AM
Malaysia expands its search area for missing flight.  It now covers 27,000 square miles -- in the Straits of Malacca and in the South China Sea.
March 12, 2014 12:03 PM

The search for the missing Malaysian Airline flight enters fifth day. As the world continues to await news of what really happened to Malaysia Airlines flight, airforce officials have found that men who used stolen passports to board missing plane entered Malaysia with valid Iranian passports.

March 12, 2014 12:03 PM

The early Malays have inhabited the Malaysian peninsula since at least 1000 BC, and may have migrated from China. They had continuous contact with India, and were probably named from the Tamil words meaning “mountain land.” The Malays also interacted with China, enjoying trade relations with both China and India. This contact influenced the culture of the Malays, who adopted Sanskrit, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. Early Malaysia was ruled by a series of kingdoms, with links to nearby nations. The Srivijaya Empire rose to power during the 7th century, ruling the region throughout the next six centuries, until they were overtaken by the kinds of Siam in the 13th century.

Around the same time, the region was introduced to Islam, which spread throughout the following centuries. The Malacca Sultanate was established as an independent state in the 15th century, but the arrival of the Europeans soon led to Portuguese control of Malacca in 1511. The Dutch conquered the colony in 1641, but the British followed, establishing the colony as part of the British East India Company in 1786. The British expanded their control to include neighboring settlements, forming the Federated Malay States. The parts of the region that were not part of this federation were called the Unfederated Malay States, and were guided by British rule.

After the Japanese occupation during World War II, the area began to move toward independence. The people formed the Malayan Union in 1946, still under Britain's protection, and the Malaya joined a federation with other former British colonies, including Singapore and Sarawak on the island of Borneo in 1963. Singapore left the union in 1965 because of the racial tensions between its Chinese population and the Malays.

Neighboring Countries : 
Malaysia shares land boundaries with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei. The peninsula and island of Borneo are separated by the South China Sea. Malaysia has maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
  • Major Cities in Malaysia/
  • Kuala Lumpur (capital)
  • Putrajaya (administrative capital)
  • George Town
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Malacca
Geography : 
Malaysia is made up of two major land areas: Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Peninsular Malaysia, as its name suggests, is located on a peninsula of the Asian mainland. The other land area is Malaysian Borneo, or East Malaysia, which takes up about a third of the island of Borneo. Between the two land areas is the South China Sea, along which Malaysia has many miles of coastline. There are also several small islands included in Malaysia's territory, including Labuan, Banggi, Betruit, Langkawi, and Penang. The waters along the coasts of Malaysia are home to coral reefs.

Peninsular Malaysia's terrain includes the Titiwangsa Mountains that run from north to south and are covered in tropical forests. East Malaysia's mountains include the Crocker Mountains, containing Malaysia's highest point at Mount Kinabalu, which stands at an elevation of 4,095 meters (13,436 feet).

Malaysia's longest rivers are Rajang River, Kinabatangan River, and the Pahang River. The natural lakes of Malaysia are Bera Lake and Tasik Chini, and along the border with Thailand is the largest man-made lake in the region, Kenyir Lake.

Another geographic feature of Malaysia is its caves, carved out of the soft limestone along the coasts. Malaysia is home to the largest cave chamber in the world, Sarawak Chamber.

Points of Interest : 
Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, offers cultural experiences, shopping, museums, and attractions, like its theme parks, or the Petronas Twin Towers. The city of Malacca was once the heart of the region, and is an important historical destination, with colonial sites influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British settlers. Other colonial sites include Fraser's Hill and Penang.

On Malaysian Borneo, Kinabalu National Park is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, including hiking and climbing, and is home to the country's highest peak and diverse wildlife. The park is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of Malaysia's natural sites are located in the Titiwangsa Mountain range in Peninsular Malaysia, including the protected areas of Krau Wildlife Reserve and Taman Negara.

Many visitors to Malaysia head to the islands, like Tioman and the Perhentian Islands, where travelers can lounge on the beaches or enjoy water recreation, like scuba diving.

Transportation : 
The largest airport in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur International, located outside the capital. Other important airports include Penang, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuching, though there are domestic flights to several additional cities as well as to many of the islands. Train and bus are also potential methods of entering Malaysia from neighboring countries, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brunei. Bus is a recommended way to get around the country with reasonable prices and fairly reliable service. It is also possible to drive into and around Malaysia, with its strong network of well developed roads. In cities, taxis are usually available, although public transportation is sometimes a better option. Kuala Lumpur has several types of public transportation, including tourist bus and rapid train lines.


Last Updated On : October 04, 2013

Flag of Malaysia
The official flag of Malaysia was adopted in 1950. It comprises of a field of 14 alternate red and white stripes and a blue canton bearing a crescent and a 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan.
Lat Long3° 8' 0 N, 101° 42' 0 E
CapitalKuala Lumpur
Largest CityKuala Lumpur
Official LanguageMalaysian
Major ReligionMuslims. Buddhism, Christianity
Form of GovernmentFederal Constitutional Elective Monarchy and Federal Parliamentary Democracy
PresidentAbdul Halim (King)
Prime MinisterNajib Tun Razak(BN)
CurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR)
GDP$472.942 billion (2012)
Calling code60
Time ZoneMST (UTC+8)