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Travelogue: By Country | By Date Malaysia | July 2001  


A Chinese temple. One of the most interesting things about Malaysia is its ethnic makeup. The Malays are the dominant group, running the government. They are muslim. The Chinese, drawn from many parts of China and arriving at different times, make up about most of the remaining third of the population and supposedly dominate the economic life of Kuala Lumpur (or "KL" as everyone calls it.) Indians, originally imported to work the plantations and aboriginal groups make up a smaller segment.

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