Resource Guide – Malaysia


This Guide covers selected resources related to Malaysia in the ISEAS Library as well as on the Internet.

To find additional materials from ISEAS Library, search the online catalogue SEALion.

Selected Books

Click on the links to browse the Library catalogue using these selected subject headings:

Malaysia – Biography
Malaysia – Economic conditions
Malaysia – History
Malaysia – Politics and government


Business Conditions Survey Report
Library Holdings: 1996 – current
Call Number: JOU HC445.5 A1B971

Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian studies
Library Holdings: 1983 – 2016
Call Number: Jou DS591 K131
Online access: 2000 – current

Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums
Library Holdings: 1908 – 1941
Call Number: MFM 784, MFM 832 & SCR DS591 F29

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
Library Holdings: 1964 – 2020 (print); 2010 – current (online)
Call Number: JOU DS591 R8M3

Malaysian Economic Outlook
Library Holdings: 1989 – 2018
Call Number: JOU HC445.5 M23

Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies
Library Holdings: 1988 – 2012
Call Number: JOU HC497 M3K13

Review of Indonesian and Malaysian affairs (RIMA)
Library Holdings: 1983 – 2014
Call Number: JOU DS501 R45

Current Newspapers & News Websites

Data & Statistics

 Statistical Materials in the Library Collection

Buku maklumat perangkaan Malaysia = Statistics handbook, Malaysia
Library Holdings: 1981 – 2013
Call Number: STA AMY HA1792 M24

Buku tahunan perangkaan Malaysia = Yearbook of statistics Malaysia
Library Holdings: 1984 – 2015
Call Number: STA AMY HA1791 M23J1 

Malaysian oil palm statistics
Library Holdings: 2016 – 2018
Call Number: Sta amy HD9490.5 P34M23

Perangkaan pembuatan bulanan Malaysia = Monthly manufacturing statistics, Malaysia
Library Holdings: 1991 – 2012
Call Number: Sta amy HA1793 M24I4

Statistics Malaysia
Library Holdings: 2004 – 2012
Call Number: Sta amy HA4600.6 S79

Click here to browse more statistical materials on Malaysia in the Library Collection.

Statistical Databases

Statistics updates on selected key indicators about ASEAN and its Member States.

Asian Development Bank Statistical Database
The database contains data on balance of payments, external debt, government finance, labor force, money and interest rates, national accounts, prices, population, social indicators, and trade.

Bank Negara Malaysia: Central Bank of Malaysia
Bank Negara Malaysia publishes daily rates and trading volumes from the Kuala Lumpur foreign exchange market, interbank money market, and government bond market, as well as other statistical data on a regular basis for information purposes only.

CEIC Data Manager(Onsite access for ISEAS researchers)
CEIC provides granular country-level plus region and state level information on several macroeconomic sectors, such as inflation, exports, tourism and more. Detailed methodological references at indicator, dataset, sector, and country levels are also available.

Department of Statistics Malaysia
The website provides real time statistics in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development of Malaysia.

EIU CountryData (Contact Library for offsite access)
It provides immediate access to headline economic indicators and forecasts vital to economic, financial, and budget models. It also provides hard-edged analysis of a country’s economic health and prospects.

MATRADE: The Official Portal of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation
MATRADE publishes Malaysia’s monthly, quarterly and annual trade statistics covering Malaysia’s export and imports by commodities or countries.

UN ComtradeUN Comtrade is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables.

World Bank Open Data  
Open access to external debt and financial flow data that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System. The indicators include external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of ne

Historical Newspapers

Library Holdings: 1995 – 2000
Call Number: MFM 1163

The Indian
Library Holdings: 1935 – 1941
Call Number: MFM 619

Malacca Guardian
Library Holdings: 1928 – 1940
Call Number: MFM 210

New Straits Times
Library Holdings: 1967 – 2007
Call Number: MFM 112

The Star
Library Holdings: 1971 – 2010
Call Number: MFM 684

Utusan Malaysia
Library Holdings: 1964 – 2012
Call Number: MFM 683

Library Holdings: 1977 & 1989
Call Number: MFM 1116

Online Resources

Jawi Transliteration Project  
Jawi Transliteration Project is a Jawi printed text newspaper archive consisting of 2,000 Jawi-script newspaper and magazine articles published between 1930-1941 in the Straits Settlements and the Malay Peninsula, transliterated into romanised Malay, and presented in a fully searchable format.

Malay Concordance Project
The project aims to help scholars share resources for the study of classical Malay literature.  Its main feature is a growing corpus of classical Malay texts, now comprising 165 texts and 5.8 million words, including 140,000 verses.