(BLHW 1742)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Explain the political and economic structure of Malaysia.

[2]  Respond to the uniqueness of the Malaysian’s historical and cultural heritage.

[3]  Compare the Malaysian experience and achievement with their home countries in various aspects.


Students are exposed to a wealth of information on Malaysia. They will gain information on Malaysian’s historical background, political system and socio-economic structure. Additionally, this subject highlights the Malaysian government’s development plans and major policies in economic, industrial and socio-cultural aspects. It also gives emphasis on the attitude and commitment of the Malaysian government towards the regional and international issues as reflected in its foreign policy.


[1]  Embong, A. R., 2010, Malaysian studies:Looking back moving forward: Selected speeches, public statements and other writings. Kuala Lumpur: Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia.

[2]  Baginda, A. R., 2009, Malaysia at 50 and Beyond. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Strategic Research Centre.

[3]  Buang, A., 2009, Dasar-dasar utama kerajaan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Institusi Tadbiran Awam Malaysia.

*Only for international students.