General Information, Facts and Statistics

The BBC country profiles include links to relevant BBC coverage, Malaysian newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline. Update information provided.

The Library of Congress (LOC) site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.

Portals to the World is a service by the Library of Congress (LOC). The site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.


Official websites on Malaysia

Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über Malaysia, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.

The Malaysian government's official portal.

The official website for the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Facts and Statistics

The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world.  Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).

The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.

The CIA World Factbook is a reliable, much-quoted resource on basic country statistics. Update information provided.

Geography and Maps


The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection offers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, thematic, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin).

Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including Malaysia.

The Maps of World site provides both maps of Malaysia and basic information on the country.


News and Media


New Straits Times - English-language daily

The Star - English-language daily

Business Times - English-language daily

The Malay Mail - English-language daily

Malaysiakini - English-language, online news service


News Agency

Bernama - state-run


Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) - state-run, operates some 30 radio stations across the country and external service Voice of Malaysia

Era FM - private FM station

Hot FM - private FM station

Time Highway Radio - private Kuala Lumpur FM station



Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) - state-run, operates TV1 and TV2 networks

TV3 - commercial network

ntv7 - commercial network

8TV - commercial network


General Media Information/ Web Portals

The Worldwide Media Directory provides access to Malaysian newspapers, TV channels and radio stations.

News site, compiling news from a very wide range of different sources, allowing users to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet.

Politics, Society and Culture

Political and Legal Situation

The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. offers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media.

Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in Malaysia.


Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch collect up-to-date information (reports, news releases) on human rights issues in each country.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices offers a detailed overview of the human rights situation in each country. Submitted annually to Congress by the US Department of State.



The BBC country profiles include an online timeline of each country. 

History of Nations is based on information from the US Department of State and highlights each nation's history.

Wikipedia's History of Malaysia.


Colonial Period

Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

Religions, Languages and Art
Ethnic Groups