Talk:States and federal territories of Malaysia

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HDI values[edit]

human development index (hdi) values should be included in the table comparing the different states and federal districts for all the states and districts —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:30, 31 August 2007 (UTC)


I don't speak Malay though I lived in KL to the age of three, so I am guessing that negeri-negeri and wilayah-wilayah persekutuan are plural - if so I would have thought that negeri and wilayah persekutuan are more helpful to English readers and more natural in Malay when written with 13 and 3. --Henrygb 00:07, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Yes, the malay words are plural. However, it looks okay to me to use states (negeri) and federal territories (wilayah persekutuan) in this article. For what it's worth, I'm a malay working in KL for last 21 years. -- sabre23t 03:44, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Malacca vs Melaka and Penang vs Pulau Pinang[edit]

I note that the CIA's Malaysia Administrative Divisions map on this article shows the name of the states to be "Melaka" and "Pulau Pinang". However currently wikipedia has those names redirected to Malacca and Penang. Shouldn't we have it the other way around? -- sabre23t 03:23, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)

My view is that Malacca and Penang are the names used by most English speakers around the world. This links to the two pages seem to confirm this, though this may be confusing cause and effect. The waterway between Malacca and Sumatra is usually called the Straits of Malacca. The Pulau Pinang state government seems to use as its URL. But this is clearly a sensitive subject in Wikipedia, so I don't think that there is a definitive answer. In fact it doesn't matter too much so long as the redirects are set up and the initial line enables the casual visitor to know they are in the correct place. --Henrygb 17:29, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
TQ Henrygb for your view. I earlier had half a mind to revert the edit on Malaysia#States. I left it alone, created a #redirect and posted here. I think I'll leave a comment on Talk:Malaysia about this. -- sabre23t 09:22, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)


06:58, 4 April 2008 (Talk) (9,456 bytes) (I have made Alor Star into Alor Setar because Malaysia isn't i control by the other country anymore.) <- My god, what are you rambling about --Bukhrin (talk) 07:45, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

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The article title is "States of Malaysia", so one would expect to see some brief facts about the states in Malaysia such as area, population, etc. However, there is currently a section "Elections" in the article, which is basically a summary of the Malaysian general election, 2008 and Permatang Pauh by-election, 2008. IMO, should we want a section about elections in the article, it should cover about the electoral system in the states in general, for example: how is the state assembly elected, how a party can gain control of the state government, each state sends two representatives to the Dewan Negara etc. It should not be a retelling of the 2008 elections; Malaysian general election, 2008 has served the purpose. I think the article U.S. state is a good reference on how this article should look like. --Joshua Say "hi" to me!What I've done? 19:24, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

It's already 3 months since I posted this. I am going to be bold and remove the offending section myself. --Joshua Say "hi" to me!What I've done? 05:46, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Support. -- Zafri (talk) 11:45, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Tables clean up[edit]

All 4 tables have been merged into a single sortable format --Anggerik (talk) 09:21, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Nice one, Anggerik. - Zafri (talk) 13:19, 7 October 2009 (UTC)