Malaysia Overview Nations // Southeast Asia

OVERVIEW Malaysia shares the Malay Peninsula with Singapore and Thailand. The nation also includes the states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. Sabah is a semi-autonomous state and is responsible for its own defense forces. However, Malaysian forces use the state for basing and would support Sabah in the event of foreign military conflict. Malaysia's longtime internal threat, a bloody nationwide insurgency launched by the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) in 1948, formally...


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