This is a reply to Tosin.
Malaysia's ethnic diversity is both a blessing and a source of stress.
Even with the substantial power of the political elite, corruption remains informal, and one can negotiate the lower levels of the state bureaucracy without paying bribes.
Malaysia has once been the largest producer of , and in the world.
Emergency regulations for such things as detention without trial called the Internal Security Act remain in use; the police are a federal rather than local institution; and police quarters especially in more isolated rural areas still have the bunker-like design necessary for confronting an armed insurgency.
Malaysia has been inhabited for thousands of years.
There are about 210 mammal species in the country.
Those considered Malay make appropriate marriage partners; non-Malays do not.