The Encyclopedia of Malaysia is the largest Malaysian collaboration in the history of reference publishing. Over 400 authors have contributed to the series of 16 lavishly illustrated volumes. Each thematic volume is divided into over 60 full-colour double-page spreads every one of which is filled with a wealth of fascinating information.
This website allows users to see for themselves the quality and design of each printed volume, as well as being a valuable online reference resource.
The Encyclopedia of Malaysia is a multi-volume encyclopedia about Malaysia. To date, 13 volumes of the planned 16-volume series have been published. Each volume deals with a single subject area and is composed of thematic, double-page spreads. Over 400 authors, mainly Malaysians, have contributed to the series. The patron of The Encyclopedia of Malaysia is Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad.
In 1998, first five volumes were launched by Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak who was then the Minister of Education in Malaysia. Volumes 6 and 7 were launched in 2001 by HRH the Sultan of Selangor (at that time the Regent of Selangor). Volumes 8 and 9 were launched by Dato’ Seri Utama Rais Yatim, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Malaysia, in 2004. Volume 10 was launched by Dato’ Abdullah bin Md Zin, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs, Malaysia, in December 2005. On 29 August 2006, volume 11 was launched by Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia at that time.
|Author||Over 400 people|
|Publisher||Editions Didier Millet|
|Pages||144 per volume
(152 for volume 11;
148 for volumes 12 and 13)
1. The Environment ISBN 981-3018-39-9
2. Plants ISBN 981-3018-40-2
3. Animals ISBN 981-3018-41-0
4. Early History ISBN 981-3018-42-9
5. Architecture ISBN 981-3018-43-7
6. The Seas ISBN 981-3018-45-3
7. Early Modern History ISBN 981-3018-47-X
8. Performing Arts ISBN 981-3018-56-9
9. Languages and Literature ISBN 981-3018-52-6
10. Religions and Beliefs ISBN 981-3018-51-8
11. Government and Politics ISBN 981-3018-55-0
Volume editor: Prof. Dato’ Dr Zakaria Haji Ahmad
Hardcover, 152 Pages, Published 2006
Government and Politics ISBN 981-3018-55-0 PDF Download
This volume serves a dual function. First, it documents the nation’s history from the eve of the Japanese invasion during World War II to the present day. Second, it analyses the political, institutional and social elements that mark the modern nation of Malaysia.
The first two of the volume’s seven sections are primarily historical. They cover the quest for nationhood, and the political formulae that have enabled a united nation to be created from a population marked by racial and religious diversity. They describe the political transformation of the states that now form Malaysia: from the Malayan Union and crown colonies, through the Federation of Malaya, to Independence and the formation of Malaysia. Turbulent periods such as the Japanese Occupation and the Emergency are discussed in detail. Each topic is brought to life with archival photographs and contemporary documents.
The next section of the volume examines the Malaysian system of government: the constitutional monarchy, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, and includes articles on each of the nation’s Prime Ministers. The fourth section examines the institutions of state and national security, while the fifth section the nation’s democratic political process. The sixth section focuses on social development including the education system, non-governmental organizations and the media. The volume concludes with a section on foreign affairs, and illustrates the rise in Malaysia’s international standing over the years.
12. Peoples and Traditions ISBN 981-3018-53-4
13. The Economy ISBN 978-981-3018-44-0
14. Crafts and the Visual Arts ISBN 978-981-3018-57-0
15. Sports and Recreation ISBN 978-981-4155-61-8
16. The Malay Sultanates ISBN 978-981-3018-54-9
Volume editors: Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr Mohd Taib Osman and Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr Khoo Kay Kim
Hardcover, 144 Pages, Published 2008
Volume 16 of the Encyclopedia of Malaysia, was officially launched by DYMM The Sultan of Kedah on 21 November 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This marks the completion of The Encyclopedia of Malaysia.
This latest volume covers the histories of Malaysia’s component states from earliest records to the present day, focusing on the contributions of their Rulers. In addition there are sections on royal protocol and the constitutional role of the monarchy including the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.