Persekutuan Tanah Malaysia (Federation of Malaysia)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Excavations at Niah in Sarawak have uncovered evidence of human settlement from 38,000 BC. Indian traders introduced the Sanskrit language. Hinduism and Buddhism gained a foothold and were practised alongside traditional animist beliefs.


Deputy Prime Minister United Malay National Organization Operating Expenditure International Flight Federal Territory 
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Further Reading

  1. Department of Statistics: Kuala Lumpur. Yearbook of Statistics, Malaysia (2004); Yearbook of Statistics, Sabah (2004); Yearbook of Statistics, Sarawak (2004); Vital Statistics, Malaysia (2003).Google Scholar
  2. Prime Minister’s Department: Economic Planning Unit. Malaysian Economy in Figures. Annual, 2004.Google Scholar
  3. Andaya, B. W. and Andaya, L. Y., A History of Malaysia. 2nd ed. Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2001Google Scholar
  4. Drabble, J., An Economic History of Malaysia, c. 1800–1990. Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2001Google Scholar
  5. Kahn, J. S. and Wah, F. L. K., Fragmented Vision: Culture and Politics in Contemporary Malaysia. Sydney, 1992Google Scholar
  6. BNM: Kuala Lumpur. Bank Negara Malaysia, Annual Report. 1998Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Department of Statistics, Block C6, Parcel C., Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62514 Putrajaya.Google Scholar

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