Malaysia is a country that consists of thirteen states and three federal territories in Southeast Asia with a population of 27 million. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.

The Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development during the late-20th century. Rapid growth has transformed Malaysia into a newly industrialised country. Today, Malaysia is one of the world’s largest computer hard disk manufacturing sites. Because Malaysia is one of three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade plays a large role in its economy. At one time, it was the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world. Manufacturing has a large influence in the country’s economy. As an oil and gas exporter, Malaysia has profited from higher world energy prices.