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Malaysia's Information

Flag of Malaysia
Land Area 328,657 km2
Water Area 1,190 km2
Total Area 329,847km2 (#66)
Population 30,949,962 (#41)
Population Density 94.17/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $863.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,200
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Largest Cities

About Malaysia

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Jamal Abdillah actor, singer
  • Ramian Abdullah sculptor
  • Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin politician
  • Sudirman Arshad singer, songwriter, actor, writer
  • David Arumugam singer
  • Loganathan Arumugam singer
  • Awal Ashaari actor, television host
  • Zee Avi singer, songwriter, musician
  • Usman Awang poet, playwright, novelist
  • Ahmad Zakii Awar artist
  • Awie singer, actor
B - G
  • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi former prime minister
  • Ning Baizura singer
  • Kasma Booty actress
  • Marion Caunter television personality
  • Bernard Chandran fashion designer
  • Jimmy Choo shoe designer
  • Rosli Dhobi nationalist
  • Ella singer
  • Anwar Fazal environmental activist
  • Erra Fazira actress, singer, television host
  • Anthony Soter Fernandez archbishop Emeritus
  • Irene Fernandez human rights activist
  • Tony Fernandez entrepreneur
  • Yusof Ghani painter, sculptor, writer, professor, curator
  • Sean Ghazi actor, singer, dancer
H - K
  • U-Wei Bin Hajisaari film director
  • Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah politician
  • Daniel Lee Chee Hun singer
  • Abdul Razak Hussein former prime minister
  • Anwar Ibrahim former deputy prime minister
  • Khalil Ibrahim artist
  • Ramli Ibrahim dancer, choreographer
  • Mohammad Nor Khalid cartoonist
  • Khoo Kay Kim historian, academic
  • Germaine Koh artist
  • Ananda Krishnan businessman, philanthropist
  • Robert Kuok businessman
  • Lat cartoonist
  • Muid Latif web and graphic designer, digital artist
  • Fauziah Latiff actress, singer
  • Angelica Lee actress, singer
  • Fish Leong singer
  • Lim Keng Liat swimmer
  • Sonny Liew comic book artist
  • Leon Lim artist, designer, photographer
  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim writer
M - O
  • Sheila Majid singer
  • Amy Mastura actress, singer
  • Mawi singer
  • Mahathir Mohamad former prime minister
  • Latiff Mohidin sculptor
  • Badri Bin Muhammad chemist
  • Lai Kin Ngoh bowler
  • Ah Niu actress, singer, songwriter
  • Dayang Nurfaizah singer
  • Siti Nurhaliza singer, songwriter, television presenter, writer
  • Misha Omar singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Tun Hussein Onn former prime minister
P - R
  • Murphy Pakiam archbishop
  • Prince Parameswara founder of Sultanate of Melaka
  • Francissca Peter singer, songwriter, actor
  • Ng Joo Pong cyclist
  • Shoba Purushothaman co-founder of The NewsMarket
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman former prime minister
  • Gunaretnam Rajagopal physicist
  • P. Ramlee actor, singer, songwriter, composer, producer, director
  • Saiah Rastram composer
  • Najib Razak prime minister
  • Reshmonu singer, songwriter
  • Adnan bin Saidi Royal Malay officer
  • Fasha Sandha actress
  • Antony Selvanayagam bishop
  • Yong Mun Sen artist, "father"of Malaysian paintings
  • Shanon Shah singer, journalist, playwright
  • Yew Ming Si tennis player
  • Jalani Sidek Olympic medalist, badminton player
  • Rashid Sidek Olympic medalist, badminton player
  • Razif Sidek Olympic medalist, badminton player
  • Karpal Singh lawyer, politician
  • Cheah Thien Soong ink painting artist
  • Huzir Sulaiman actor, director, writer
  • Saleh Sulong industrialist
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram economist
  • Penny Tai singer, songwriter
  • Suk Hian Tai artist
  • Billy Tan comic book artist
  • Hannah Tan actress, singer, television personality
  • Vincent Tan businessman
  • Nicholas Teo actor, singer
  • Pete Teo actor, singer, songwriter, producer
  • Yeoh Kean Thai artist
  • Ong Ka Ting politician
  • Zang Toi fashion designer
V - Z
  • Jaclyn Victor actress, singer
  • Lee Chong Wei Olympic medalist, badminton player
  • Michael Wong singer
  • Victor Wong singer
  • Francis Yeoh businessman
  • Michelle Yeoh actress, dancer
  • Gregory Yong archbishop
  • Yuna singer, songwriter
  • Azmyl Yunor singer, songwriter
  • Ziana Zain actress, singer
  • Daim Zainuddin economist, politician

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.