Wed, 31 Aug 1994

Malaysia in brief

Form of government: Federal constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses Chief of state: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Head of government: Prime Minister Capital: Kuala Lumpur Monetary unit: Ringgit (100 sens), RM2.5455=US$1 in August 1994 Area: 330,434 square km. Population: 19.4 million Population growth: 2.6 % GDP at 1978 prices: RM101.0 billion (1993) Merchandise exports: RM 118.2 billion (1993) Merchandise imports: RM 109.4 billion (1993)