Demographics

DEMOGRAPHICS
 
Area
329,750 sq km (127,316 miles)
Population
28.5 million (Malaysia), 1.6 million (Kuala Lumpur) people. 50% Malay, 23.7% Chinese, 7.1% Indian, plus 11% indigenous tribes such as Orang Asli and Iban. All of whom are Malaysian nationals.
National language
Bahasa Malaysia. English is widely spoken
Currency
Ringgit Malaysia(RM) (approx. US$1=RM3.20)
Government
Parliamentary monarchy
Head of State
Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Head of Government
Y.A.B Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Time
GMT/UTC +8
Dialing code
+60
Electricity
220-240V, 50Hz
Weights & Measures
Metric
Mobile Phone Network
GSM (Global System for Mobilephones). Local prepaid service packages like DiGi, Hotlink, X-Pacs, are economical and easily available from local cell phone providers Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and Telekom Malaysia. Prepaid mobile subscribers are required to register with the chosen network.