LocationsEast Asia & PacificMalaysia

Malaysia Facts

  • 29.03 million Population
  • $278.68 billion GDP, current prices
  • $9,699.70 GDP per capita, current prices
  • 25th Global Competitiveness Index rankings
  • 12 Ease of doing business index (1=best)
  • 72.8 Country credit rating (100=best)
  • Malaysian ringgit Currency Unit
  • 4.3895 MYR Exchange Rate (1 USD Equals)
Ports acting as a catalyst for development in Malaysia’s southern Johor state
The economy of the Malaysian state of Johor is thriving. A large portion of Johor’s economic activity is facilitated by the maritime transportation sector. Johor Port, the b...
Japanese-Malaysian bilateral relationship continues to strengthen, more FDI opportunities sought
Dr. Makio Miyagawa is the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Japan, FDI opportunities, and...
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on ASEAN trade, the future of Proton & 1MDB
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. He spoke wit...
AJ Pharma Holdings MD Dr. Tabassum Khan on halal vaccines
Dr. Tabassum Khan is the Managing Director of AJ Pharma Holding, an initiative of the Aljomaih Group of Saudi Arabia established to focus on investments in the healthcare and ...
BiotechCorp CEO Mohd Nazlee Kamal on Malaysia’s biotech industry
Dato' Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal is the CEO of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), an organization tasked with driving the country’s biotech industry. He spoke...
WIEF Chairman Tun Musa Hitam on partnership and where Malaysia stands today
Tun Musa Hitam is a politician, businessman, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. He currently chairs the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). He spoke with The Prosp...
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on the way forward for Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He spoke with The Prospect Group about economic growth and developm...
Securities Commission of Malaysia’s Dato’ Dr. Abdul Halim bin Ismail on the third sector
Dato’ Dr. Abdul Halim bin Ismail is a Member of the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission of Malaysia and the recipient of the 2014 Royal Award for Islamic F...
INCEIF promoting esham as an alternative to sukuk
INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance) is a global university offering academic and professional qualifications in Islamic finance. The Prospect Group ...
Hong Leong Islamic Bank CEO on pitching the concept of Islamic banking to a global audience
Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, part of the Hong Leong Financial Group. She spoke with The Prospect Group about bringing the concept and principles of...
WIEF Young Leaders Network Chairman Ebrahim Patel on supporting young leaders
Ebrahim Patel is the Chairman of the WIEF Young Leaders Network, a global platform connecting young leaders from across the world. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the W...
Maybank Islamic Bank CEO Muzaffar Hisham on Islamic financial services in Malaysia and beyond
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank, the third largest Islamic bank in the world. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Maybank’s role in Islamic financial s...
Hong Leong Islamic Bank CEO on the banks activities & Malaysia’s Islamic financial services sector
Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, part of the Hong Leong Financial Group. She spoke with The Prospect Group about Hong Leong Islamic Bank’s activities...
Maybank Islamic Bank CEO Muzaffar Hisham on the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about his outlook for Islamic financial services globally, the theme of the 10th annual WI...
Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad on the WIEF Businesswomen Network
Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad is the Chairman of the WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the WIEF Foundation. She spoke with The Prospect...
WIEF Foundation Advisor Raja Teh Maimunah on Islamic finance as a catalyst for global growth
Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank and an Advisor for Islamic banking and finance to the WIEF Foundation. She spoke with The Prospect Group about her role...
WIEF Education Trust Chairman on socializing education
Tan Sri Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin is the Chairman of the WIEF Education Trust, a part of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation. He spoke with The Prospect Group ab...