- Welcome to Malaysia
- Malaysia in the Commonwealth
- Malaysia has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1957
- Malaysia became an independent country on the 31st of August 1957
- Malaysia has been competing in the Commonwealth Games since 1966, and has won 128 medals over this period of time
- Scholarships and fellowships are awarded by Malaysia to citizens of other Commonwealth countries under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
- Tash Aw was a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional winner with The Harmony Silk Factory in 2006; and Sri Lankan Rani Manicka, who was born in Malaysia, with her novel, The Rice Mother in 2003
- Malaysia receives more tourists each year than any other Commonwealth country, other than Canada and the UK
- Mohd Shafie Apdal, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
- Mohamed Sidek Hassan, member of the Board of Directors, Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management
- Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning 1995-2004
- Dr Omar bin Abdul Rahman, Chair, Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management
- Professor Dato’ Abdullah Malim Baginda, Joint Honorary President, Common Wealth Network for People Centred Development International
- 1989 CHOGM, resulting in the Kuala Lumpur Statement: Southern Africa: The Way Ahead, and the Langkawi Declaration on Environment: the first Commonwealth statement specifically to include environmental protection as a vital factor in development
- 1998 Third Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting
- 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur
- 2004 First Commonwealth Tourism Ministers Meeting
- 2009 Seventeenth Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Kuala Lumpur
The Hon. Tan Sri Muh yiddin Yassin
Prime Minister of Malaysia
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Malaysian portal of the Commonwealth of Nations website.
Malaysia, located in Southeast Asia, has been an active member of the Commonwealth since 1957. The Commonwealth serves as a useful platform for exchanging information, ideas and experiences and promotes better understanding amongst its member states.
Like the Commonwealth itself, Malaysia is a family of diverse cultures, multiple ethnic groups and faiths. Unity and harmony amongst our diverse communities has helped make Malaysia one of the most vibrant and dynamic countries in Asia. It is also a politically stable nation with a wealth of opportunities.
To build on these strengths, a national initiative called 1Malaysia was recently introduced. It calls on all Malaysians to achieve unity through diversity and work together to become a high-income economy and achieve developed nation status by 2020.
I invite you to explore this website to discover the charms, beauty and rich diversity of Malaysia.
The above message was provided by the previous Prime Minister.
Malaysia in the Commonwealth
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Senior Commonwealth officers
Commonwealth meetings hosted
Export-Oriented CPB & Institutional Strengthening (2007/08)
This Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned project provided assistance to the Government of Malaysia in improving the competitiveness of the Malaysian Professional Services Development Corporation (PSDC). Assistance was provided to develop systems and structures which strengthened professional capacity. The PSDC strategic orientation was redefined to take account of operational and human resources priorities. The project also focussed on building the capacity of the PSDC to develop a marketing plan for the promotion of Malaysia professional services.
Marketing Plan for Professional Services (2000)
Assistance was provided (courtesy of the Commonwealth Secretariat) to the Government of Malaysia to formulate a strategic plan for the expansion and diversification of exports of professional services.
Expert in Tissue Culture, Malaysian Cocoa Board (2000)
The Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned an expert to assist the Malaysian Cocoa Board develop suitable micro propagation techniques for multiplication of cocoa clonal materials.
Export Market Plan for the Promotion of Professional Services (2000)
The objective of this Commonwealth funded programme was to assist the Government of Malaysia in formulating policies and devising implementation strategies and a national plan for an export development programme, designed to assist the expansion and diversification of exports of professional services.
Workshop of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation for Points of Contact (1997)
The objective of this Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned project was to create awareness among participants of the expected role of POCs and PCPs in the management of technical assistance projects and to enhance their understanding of approaches and techniques used.