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Over 50 years of political stability and remarkable growth rates helmed by a democratically elected, pro-business Government which fosters an open economy and promotes international trade and investment.
CIA - World Fact Book
Malaysia is the world’s 10th most competitive out of 58 countries, ahead of nations such as Brazil (38), China (18), Germany (16), India (31), Indonesia (35), Japan (27), the Philippines (39), Russia (51), South Korea (23), Spain (36), Thailand (26), The Netherlands (12) and the UK (22).
IMD Business School
The system of government in Malaysia is closely modelled on the Westminster Parliamentary System. Parliamentary elections are held at least once every five years, with the last general election taking place in March 2008.
CIA - World Fact Book
Executive power is vested in the Cabinet led by the Prime Minister. The Malaysian Constitution stipulates that the Prime Minister must be a member of the Lower House of Parliament who, in the opinion of the Head of State, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, commands a majority in Parliament. The Cabinet is responsible to the Parliament.
CIA - World Fact Book
For country risk, Malaysia is ranked BBB: same as the UK and healthier than Brazil (BB), China (BB), India (BB), Indonesia (BB), the Philippines (BB), Russia (BB), Thailand (BB) and Vietnam (CCC).
Economist Intelligence Unit
Malaysia is ranked 14th terms of the quality of customer service offered by the Malaysian Civil Service, out-serving Brazil (20), France (17), Germany (15), Italy (18), Poland (21), Portugal (16), Spain (19) and South Africa (22).
Accenture
Out of 58 economies, Malaysia is ranked 9th for Government Efficiency, ahead of Brazil (52), China (25), Germany (28), India (30), Indonesia (23), Japan (37), The Netherlands (17), the Philippines (31), Russia (40), South Korea (26), Thailand (18), the UK (29) and the US (22).
IMD Business School
Malaysia’s services sector contributes 55% to the GDP and accounts for 57% of the country’s total employment. Recognising the growth potential, 27 services sub-sectors covering health and social services, tourism, transport, business and ICT related services have been liberalised with no equity condition imposed.
The Australian Industry Group
Malaysia is ranked 17th in terms of the quality of life offered to expatriates ahead of China (40), Hong Kong (31), India (39), Indonesia (48), Japan (25), the Philippines (32), South Korea (30), Thailand (33), the UK (22) and the US (18).
NSW Government, Industry & Investment
In living costs, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital, is ranked 138th out of 141 cities, making it one of the least expensive in the world. The cost of a 4-dish meal for two, excluding beverages, in a Chinese restaurant in London, would be about USD112. In Malaysia, the cost for an equivalent meal including steamed fresh fish would be just USD20
The Guardian
Kuala Lumpur at number 75 is ranked ahead of Bangkok (109), Beijing (116), Hanoi (155), Ho Chi Minh City (150), Jakarta (142), Mumbai (151), Moscow (171), Rio de Janeiro (115), Seoul (87) and Shanghai (100) for its liveability
Business Week
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation) a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDEC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

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