MALAYSIA AT A GLANCE
RELIGION IN MALAYSIA
LANGUAGE IN MALAYSIA
The official language of Malaysia is Malay which formally known as Bahasa Malaysia. Due to the importance of the language it has been officially used in the education system throughout the country since 1961.
Other languages such as Mandarin and Tamil are also being widely used by the Chinese and Indian community in Malaysia. English is also one of the dominant languages in Malaysia. Malaysian English, also known as Malaysian Standard English (MySE), is a form of English derived from British English, although there is little official use of the term except in relation to education, tourism and international trade. Most Malaysians are conversant in English.
Buku Rasmi Tahunan (2015). JABATAN PENERANGAN MALAYSIA.
Official Year Book (2015). DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION MALAYSIA.
- The 14 stripes, of equal width, represent the equal status in the federation of the 13 member states and the federal government
- 14 point-star represents the unity among the 13 member states and the federal government
- The crescent represents Islam, Malaysia’s official religion
- The blue canton represents the unity of the Malaysian people
- Yellow is the royal color of the Malaysian ruler
WE, HER PEOPLES, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:
- BELIEF IN GOD
- LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY
- UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION
- RULE OF LAW
- GOOD BEHAVIOUR AND MORALITY