Malaysia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old malaysia quotes, malaysia sayings, and malaysia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Without doubt, Malaysia is the great economic star of the Muslim world.     

Martin Jacques

Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.     

Taric Ramadan

In Malaysia, where Western culture was extremely influential, I'd grown up listening to Elvis and the Beatles and watching American movies. People wanted to be like Americans. In contrast, when I got here, I saw prosperous middle-class American college students wanting to somehow join the Third World.     

Feisal Abdul Rauf

Justice is the most important thing. In a plural society like Malaysia, you cannot have two laws - one law for the Muslim, one law for the non-Muslim.     

Mahatir Mohamad

In the eyes of the world, Malaysia has become a pariah state, a state where anyone can be hauled up and questioned by the police, detained, and charged through abusing laws of the country.     

Mahatir Mohamad

Developing countries like Malaysia should have a say in changing the world financial system since we have faced the problems that it has caused.     

Mahatir Mohamad

That whole country, Malaysia has a history of telling other countries back off, we`ll do our business. They`re pretty stubborn bunch of people. So they will do what they have to do.     

Christopher R. Hill

Malaysia-Singapore bilateral relations can blossom beautifully if cultivated and nurtured like an orchid plant.     

Najib Razak

There is great potential and deep fragility [in Malaysia] that can be used by any group that stresses on religion, pushing towards Islam, rejecting people and alienating migrants - anything can be used to win the next elections. So these are the signs of fragility that is very much there.     

Tariq Ramadan

Most developing countries would know Malaysia quite well. Why? It is because we believe in contacts. We offer them some help for training, for example. We call it ‘technical cooperation'.     

Mahatir Mohamad

In spite of the huge diversity in Malaysia in terms of religion, culture, race, ethnicity and so forth, we've really gone very far in developing this country.      

Najib Razak

When my father was posted to Malaysia, we'd take bacon-and-egg sandwiches in our backpacks and go hiking in the jungle or make bamboo rafts to sail down rivers.      

Rory Stewart

We were constantly traveling between Malaysia and Singapore, which is connected by a bridge at the southernmost end of Malaysia. In fact, when I was a child, I had to go between countries twice a day to go to school, because I was living in Malaysia at the time but attending primary school in Singapore.     

Ronnie Chieng

Malaysia has got all the things in place to continue growth: the policies are there; the mechanisms are there. So, I think even when I am not around, Malaysia can do with other people who are converse with our policies.     

Mahatir Mohamad

When the British ruled Malaysia, they burnt millions of acres of Malaysian forests so that they could plant rubber.     

Mahatir Mohamad

By linking something to race or religion, politicians distract Malaysians from the core issue while also garnering support from those whose identities depend heavily on their racial or religious identities - meaning most Malaysians.     

Brian Yap

Detention without trial is history in Malaysia.      

Najib Razak

All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.      

Tunku Abdul Rahman