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Malaysia is an Asian country of 28 million inhabitants with approx. half of its territory situated on the Malay Peninsula and the other half on the island of Borneo.

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How did laborers travel from China to Malaya in the early 19th century?

There was a wave of Chinese emigration to Malaya beginning in the early 19th century. Those who emigrated were mostly laborers seeking to work in tin mines, rubber plantations, and other agricultural ...
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Did the Malaysian king convert to Islam because he was disappointed with a Chola invasion?

It seems countries in that part know little of their pre-medieval history. Anyway, I read this on Wikipedia, and would like some more details. It seems, the conversion to Islam was a slow affair with ...
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Where were the Straits dollars printed?

From the information I gathered, the banknotes of the Straits dollar were printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, a firm based in London. Were the banknotes of the Straits dollar printed ...
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Were the ancestors of Malays originally from Yunnan, China?

Referring to the post here. The research discovered that the Malays in these sub-ethnic groups were genetically composed of some Proto-Malay (orang asli Melayu), Semang and Indian DNA, with at ...
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Monarchies with built-in rotation

I have read that rotation among nine hereditary rulers of provinces determines who is King of Malaysia during a given 5-year term. This seems to stand out from related practices e.g. over the history ...