Location and Population
Malaysia comprises two separate regions, the Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah). It is a pluralistic community, comprising of several racial groups, cultures and religions. It has a population of about 28 millions. Malay is the predominant group that makes up about 50.4% of the population, and by the Malaysian Constitutional definition, all Malays are Muslims. The ethnic Chinese make up 23.7% of the population. They are economically active in trade and business. The third largest group of the population is Indian (7.1 %).
According to the census of 2000, the major religions practised in Malaysia are: Islam 60.4%, Buddhism 19.2%,...
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