MALAYSIA’S POSITION in World Rankings in 28 Aspects

Malaysia is in the top 10 for which areas? Do you think our position in certain aspects should have changed significantly recently? Which world rankings of ours do you doubt as accurate? Let’s dive right into it!

In ascending order…

Motor vehicles – #3 – 641 motor vehicles per 1000 people (United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook)
Chinese population – #3 – 5,280,000 overseas Chinese (University Libraries, Ohio University)
English Proficiency Index (among countries where English is a second language) – #9 – Score: 55.54 – High Proficiency (highest in Asia and the only high proficiency country outside Europe)[EF (Education First)]
Laziest countries in the world – #10 – 61.4% inactive – the percentage of adults not adhering to the recommended level of activity which is equivalent to walking briskly for at least 30 minutes, five times a week or 20 minutes of more vigorous exercise, three times a week (The Lancet’s recent global study)
Car thefts – #14 – 55,879 automobiles reported stolen (The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002))
Number of Muslims – #22 – 14,030,000 (Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam)
Car production – #22 – 522,568 units in 2010 (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers)
Total acquitted in criminal courts – #24 – 4,265 (The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002))
Oil consumption – #30 (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
CO2 Emissions #30 – 123,603 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (World Resources Institute (2003))
Total crimes – #37 (The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002))
Total prisoners – #37 – 39,258 prisoners (The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002))
Gross National Income (GNI) [formerly Gross National Product (GNP)] – #37 – $79.3 billion (the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop))
Population – #42 (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Public debt – #48 – 53.1% of GDP (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Drug offences – #52 – 48.6 per 100,000 people (The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002))
Prisoners per capita – #53 – 161 per 100,000 people (International Centre for Prison Studies – World Prison Brief)
Software piracy rate – #58 – 59% (Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study)
Cigarette consumption – #60 – 910 (approximate average number of cigarettes smoked per adult per year) (World Health Organization)
Big Mac Index (price of a McDonald’s Big Mac in US Dollars) – #60 – $1.47 (The Economist)
Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP – #62 – 1.9 % (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008)
Total adult smokers – #67 – 26.4% (World Health Organization 2005)
GDP (per capita) – #71 – Malaysia: $15,116.55 per capita (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) – #80 – 2.128 per 1,000 people (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Birth rate – #84 – 21.08 births/1,000 population (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Life expectancy at birth (the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year) – #117 – 73.79 years (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Population below poverty line – #150 – 5.1 % (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)
Death rate – #190 – 4.93 deaths/1,000 population (CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011)

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