This is one of several pages linking to information about the immigration and emigration laws of specific countries, and implications for discussions of open borders.
Malaysia is a country in South-East Asia with a population of about 30 million. It borders the country of Singapore.
- Like Singapore, Malaysia has an extensive guest worker program, although the lower overall level of prosperity and smaller size of the guest worker program makes it a less valuable source of information for the effects of significant migration liberalization.
- According to World Values Survey data, public sentiment in Malaysia was most opposed to open borders among the 48 countries surveyed.
Discussions of migration to Malaysia and implications for open borders:
- Who favors open borders? by Nathan Smith, Open Borders: The Case, December 3, 2012. This reports on the World Values Survey data suggesting that Malaysian public sentiment is least friendly to open borders. The numbers reported are 2% (let anyone come), 8% (as long as jobs available), 72% (strict limits), and 18% (prohibit). See also the follow-up blog post Collected comments on the World Values Survey data by Vipul Naik, Open Borders: The Case, December 8, 2012.
- Electing a new people in Malaysia: illegal naturalisation and election fraud by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, May 4, 2013.
- “Brain drain” does not harm political activism: my experience, and open borders by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, May 14, 2013.