Communications & Transportation in Malaysia

Telephones - main lines in use
4.573 million (2009)
rank:
32
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Telephones - mobile cellular
34.456 million (2009)
rank:
31
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Telephone system
general assessment:
modern system featuring good intercity service on Peninsular Malaysia provided mainly by microwave radio relay and an adequate intercity microwave radio relay network between Sabah and Sarawak via Brunei; international service excellent
domestic:
domestic satellite system with 2 earth stations; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity 150 per 100 persons
international:
country code - 60; landing point for several major international submarine cable networks that provide connectivity to Asia, Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Pacific Ocean) (2008)
Broadcast media
state-owned TV broadcaster operates 2 TV networks with relays throughout the country, and the leading private commercial media group operates 4 TV stations with numerous relays throughout the country; satellite TV subscription service is available; state-owned radio broadcaster operates multiple national networks as well as regional and local stations; many private commercial radio broadcasters and some subscription satellite radio services are available; about 400 radio stations overall (2008)
Internet country code
.my
Internet hosts
363,007 (2010)
rank:
56
Internet users
15.355 million (2009)
rank:
26
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Airports
117 (2012)
rank:
49
Airports - with paved runways
total:
39
over 3,047 m:
8
2,438 to 3,047 m:
9
1,524 to 2,437 m:
6
914 to 1,523 m:
8
under 914 m:
8 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
78
914 to 1,523 m:
7
under 914 m:
71 (2012)
Heliports
3 (2012)
Pipelines
condensate 3 km; gas 1,757 km; liquid petroleum gas 155 km; oil 30 km; refined products 114 km (2010)
Railways
total:
1,849 km
rank:
75
standard gauge:
57 km 1.435-m gauge (57 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
1,792 km 1.000-m gauge (150 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
98,721 km
rank:
43
paved:
80,280 km (includes 1,821 km of expressways)
unpaved:
18,441 km (2004)
Waterways
7,200 km (Peninsular Malaysia 3,200 km; Sabah 1,500 km; Sarawak 2,500 km) (2011)
rank:
20
Merchant marine
total:
315
rank:
31
by type:
bulk carrier 11, cargo 83, carrier 2, chemical tanker 47, container 41, liquefied gas 34, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 86, roll on/roll off 2, vehicle carrier 5
foreign-owned:
26 (Denmark 1, Hong Kong 8, Japan 2, Russia 2, Singapore 13)
registered in other countries:
82 (Bahamas 13, India 1, Indonesia 1, Isle of Man 6, Malta 1, Marshall Islands 11, Panama 12, Papua New Guinea 1, Philippines 1, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1, Singapore 27, Thailand 3, US 2, unknown 2) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Bintulu, Johor Bahru, George Town (Penang), Port Kelang (Port Klang), Tanjung Pelepas
Transportation - note
the International Maritime Bureau reports that the territorial and offshore waters in the Strait of Malacca and South China Sea remain high risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships; in the past, commercial vessels have been attacked and hijacked both at anchor and while underway; hijacked vessels are often disguised and cargo diverted to ports in East Asia; crews have been murdered or cast adrift; increased naval patrols since 2005 in the Strait of Malacca resulted in no reported incidents in 2010
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