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  CONK! Encyclopedia: Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Malay Peninsula) shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by a causeway and a bridge on the south with Singapore.
East Malaysia, consisting of the states of Sabah and Sarawak, occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, is bordering Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei.
In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is the world's primary exporter of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with sawlogs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Malaysia   (4810 words)

  
 Hinduism in Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Approximately nine percent of the population of Malaysia are Tamil Indians, of whom nearly 90 percent are practicing Hindus.
Hinduism was more prevalent in Malaysia prior to the arrival of Islam in the 15th century.
Malaysian Hinduism is diverse, with large urban temples dedicated to specific deities, and smaller temples located on estates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hinduism_in_Malaysia   (240 words)

  
 Malaysia - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Malay Peninsula) shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by a causeway and the second-link bridge on the south with the island of Singapore;
East Malaysia, the northern part of the island of Borneo, is bordered to the south by Indonesia and borders the Sultanate of Brunei on the east, south, and west.
The two distinct parts of Malaysia, separated from each other by the South China Sea, share a largely similar landscape in that both West and East Malaysia feature coastal plains rising to often densely forested hills and mountains, the highest of which is Mount Kinabalu at 4,101 m on the island of Borneo.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Malaysia   (3255 words)

  
 MALAYSIA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
West_Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Malay Peninsula) shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by a causeway and a bridge on the south with the island of Singapore;
The early years of independence were marred conflict with Indonesia over the formation of Malaysia, Singapore's eventual secession in 1965, and racial strife in the form of racial riots in 1969.
The two distinct parts of Malaysia, separated from each other by the South_China_Sea, share a largely similar landscape in that both West and East_Malaysia feature coastal plains rising to often densely forested hills and mountains, the highest of which is Mount_Kinabalu at 4,095.2 m on the island of Borneo.
www.dontpayyourtaxes.com /Malaysia   (4215 words)

  
 Malaysia (08/05)
Malaysia's population of 25.6 million (2004) continues to grow at a rate of 2.0% per annum; about 32.8% of the population is under the age of 15.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king.
Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, and appliances, and the government has ambitious plans to make Malaysia a leading producer and developer of high-tech products, including software.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm   (3360 words)

  
 Hinduism by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The percentage of Hindu population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1] (http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/).
The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Hindu in a region (Hindus in the region * 100/total population of the region).
The last column shows the Hindu percentage compared to the total Hindu population of the world (Hindus in the region * 100/total Hindu population of the world).
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hinduism_by_country   (226 words)

  
 Tai Pucam In Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Among Malaysian Hindus, Tai Pucam is usually described as a festival commemorating granting of the Sakti Vel, 'electric spear' or vetrivel) to Murugan by Parvati, consort of Siva, at the outset of his campaign to defeat Surapadma, head of the asuras (demonic forces) (2).
Tai Pucam is permeated with the mythology and symbology of Murugan.
While Tai Pucam affords expression to the entire gamut of Malaysian Hinduism from village to Agamic, and reflects all the diverse permutations of the incomplete processes of reconfiguration and reform, all worship is saturated with the rituals and occurs within the framework of received Murukan paradigms.
murugan.org /research/belle.htm   (5656 words)

  
 Malaysia Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Malaysia is important to world energy markets because of its 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and its net oil exports of over 300,000 barrels per day.
Malaysia has maintained its policy of a fixed exchange rate between the ringgit and the U.S. dollar, which was imposed by Prime Minister Mahathir in September 1998, as part of capital controls designed to stem the outflow of short-term capital in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.
Malaysia currently has approximately 14 gigawatts (GW) of electric generation capacity, of which 86% is thermal and 14% is hydroelectric.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/malaysia.html   (3267 words)

  
 Religion in Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The angel Gabriel spoke to him and what was said was written down later to form the Holy Qu’ran, which is the source of all Islamic doctrines.
Hinduism is practiced by an estimated 87% of the Indians living in Malaysia.
Hinduism is very difficult to define due to the fact that it has no founder, and no single set of beliefs or creeds.
student.elon.edu /tstanton/religion.html   (1448 words)

  
 Hinduism Today | Malaysia | April, May, June, 2002
Malaysia was already beginning to experience an awakening among Hindus brought about in reaction to several negative incidents in the late '70s.
"Malaysian Hindus owe Gurudeva a deep debt of gratitude," said Dr. S.M. Ponniah, former president of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, "for helping all Hindus to know themselves and their cultural and religious heritage." As in each country he visited, the whole of society similarly appreciated his inspiring and stabilizing influence.
Malaysia was the first place in the world, for example, that Gurudeva ever met a youth group attached to a temple.
www.hinduism-today.com /archives/2002/4-6/66-67_malaysia.shtml   (1509 words)

  
 Malaysia
Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.
Malaysia's new prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, has a more statesmanlike reputation, and in his first year in office he made headway on reducing corruption and instituting reforms.
Malaysia's high court overturned Anwar's sodomy conviction in Sept. 2004, and the former deputy prime minister was released after serving six years in prison.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107751.html   (1046 words)

  
 Articles - Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
No Malaysian birth certificates will be issued to the child, and the family is required to register the birth of the child in their own embassies or high councils.
Women who are seven months pregnant or later are not allowed entry into Malaysia, and no visa will be granted.
However due to good relationship with neighbouring countries, illegal aliens are often sent back to the country of origin.
www.worldhammock.com /articles/Malaysia   (4533 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Hinduism
It is not a single unified religion and has no founder, single teacher, nor prophets.
Hindus believe in a universal soul or God called Brahman.
Award-winning writer Alan Spence considers the meaning of meditation and its practice from a Hindu perspective.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/hinduism/index.shtml   (60 words)

  
 A Virtual Travel to Malaysia - Malaysia Tourism
Destination Malaysia, a virtual travel guide to the country that was formerly known as "Malaya".
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country in Southeast Asia.
On 16 September 1963 the federation was enlarged by the accession of the states of Singapore, Sabah (formerly British North Borneo) and Sarawak.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/malaysia.htm   (671 words)

  
 Cutting Off  Military Assistance to Malaysia Is Counterproductive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Islam is the official state religion, encompassing approximately 60 percent of the population, but other faiths in Malaysia include Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, among others.
Malaysia also has strong law enforcement and intelligence cooperation against terrorism and is host to a regional counterterrorism training center.
It is Congress's prerogative to address international injustices, but restricting military assistance to Malaysia based on the racist remarks of a retiring prime minister is both counterintuitive and counterproductive to the U.S.-Malaysian relationship and the war on terrorism.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/EM905.cfm   (914 words)

  
 Malaysia tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In 1963, Malaysia was formed, bringing to-gather the states of Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak.
This association, comprising Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, its newest member, was formed to promote regional growth and co-operation among member nations.
In a multiracial society where freedom of worship is pracrised, it is not unusual to see a mosque, a temple or a church sharing a common neighbour-hood.
www.alpine.com.pk /malaysia.html   (325 words)

  
 Adherents.com
A small percentage of Hindus of East Indian ancestry worship in temples in cities and towns throughout the country.
"...the Hinduism practised in Malaysia today is the Hinduism of the settlers who came into this country in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, mostly as contract labourers with a sprinkling of English- educated immigrants who provided the basis of a professional middle class community.
Hindu (49 percent), Christian (27 percent Roman Catholic, 0.5 percent Protestant), Muslim (16 percent, of which 95 percent Sunni), and other (7.5 percent).
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_309.html   (2031 words)

  
 UCLA Library: Malaysia in Periodicals
B(1969-72).B(1977), SRLF Bulletin - Arkib Negara Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
B12-15(1977-87), YRL Handbook of labour statistics, Peninsular Malaysia / Ministry of Labour and Manpower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
B1N11-16,18-40(1964)B2N31-37,39-45(1965)B5N6,18-33(1963), SRLF Pedoman rakyat / Jabatan Perkhidmatan Penerangan Malaysia, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
www.library.ucla.edu /yrl/colls/sea/periodicals/malaysiaper.htm   (3090 words)

  
 HINDUISM: in Singapore and Indonesia
Ritual at a Hindu shrine in Besakih complex, in Bali, Indonesia.
Hindu shrine in Besakih complex, in Bali, Indonesia.
Praying at a Hindu shrine in Besakih complex, in Bali, Indonesia.
www.cbmphoto.co.uk /Hbali.html   (204 words)

  
 Malaysia - Spirituality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The different religions in Malaysia reflect the variety of races living there.
Hinduism is a religion that stresses a code of behaviour more than a uniform set of beliefs.
Hindus perceive a clear social order and feel that in life they have a distinct place in that order.
www.settlement.org /cp/english/malaysia/spirit.html   (418 words)

  
 HRW WORLD ATLAS - Malaysia
note: in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest of which are Iban and Kadazan
Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing industry, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging and processing timber;
Peninsular Malaysia - rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice;
go.hrw.com /atlas/norm_htm/malaysia.htm   (109 words)

  
 Exposure Program
The purpose is to understand the development and current situation of Buddhism in Malaysia.
The purpose is to understand the development and current situation of Hinduism in Malaysia.
The purpose is to understand the endeavour of the Malaysian Church in the social outreach ministry.
www.missionstudies.org /conference/exposure.htm   (322 words)

  
 Adherents.com: By Location
Although 53% of the population is Muslim, the Islamic religion is closely identified with the Malay community.
They are among the last of the nomadic hunter-gatherers living in the world's tropical rain forests today, and have been described as the true aborigines of the island of Borneo.
The present Sikh population of Malaysia is reckoned to stand at around 40,000-50,000, forming about three per cent of the total Indian community in the nation's population.
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_193.html   (2970 words)

  
 Re: Hinduism in Malaysia and Indonesia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
> >>>> Hi Ranga, About 55-65% of the indians in Malaysia are hindus.
In fact, we do get good support from the Government to exist although the crazy chinese Christians are on the go to convert Hindus with alot of false promises.
In Malaysia we have a the Malaysia Hindu Sangam which has branches all over the country.
www.hindunet.org /srh_home/1996_2/msg00157.html   (143 words)

  
 Hinduism in Malaysia and Indonesia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I have often been curious about this - How many Malaysian /Indonesian hindus are there ?
Are your numbers depleting or are they a fairly stable and thriving community ?
Are there Indonesian Hindus outside of Bali ?
www.hindunet.org /srh_home/1996_2/msg00121.html   (79 words)

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