Continuous rapid economic growth has raised Malaysia from an agricultural and commodity-based low-income economy to a successful middle-income economy

Continuous rapid economic growth has raised Malaysia from an agricultural and commodity-based low-income economy to a successful middle-income economy. As a mixed economy, Malaysia has elements of a free market economy nevertheless with intervention government. Malaysia’s economic activity consist of a mixture of sectors whereas mixed of capitalism and socialism The strong economic performance has helped improve the quality of life for Malaysians and supported advances in education, health, infrastructure, housing and public amenities and others.
The population of Malaysia locate at over 28 million in 2012.
In terms acceleration of economic growth is based on the measurement of GDP, MALAYSIA HAS recorded a growth of 5.1% last year. Although it is lower than 7.2% in 2010, but it was so roaring in the context of a difficult global economic environment and uncertainty. In contrast, global economic growth has dropped from 5.2% in 2010 to 3.8% in 2011 while the economy of the developed countries like USA, Germany, UK, France and Japan also recorded weak growth of respectively 1.5%, 2.7%, 1.1 %, 1.7% and -0.5% in the same year; far lower than Malaysia’s achievements. Following a satisfactory GDP growth was assisted by the Federal government revenue increased by RM13.2 billion in 2011 through increased collection of IRB estimate of RM109.7 billion compared with RM96.5 billion the government has managed to reduce its fiscal deficit to 5.0% compared projection of 5.4%.