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Malaysia Ranked 22nd in 2010 Global Peace Index
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JUNE, 2010: Malaysia is ranked at 22 out of 149 countries in the Global Peace Index (GPI) conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace published ealier last month, while New Zealand is ranked top for two consecutive years.
Malaysia has rose four places from last year superseding Singapore as the highest ranked Asean nation. There is a substantial divide in Southeast Asia which is the same as last year, with Vietnam and Indonesia both in the top 70, while Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines are all ranked below 110th. Scores in these three countries deteriorated last year due to the growing political instability in these regions. The Philippines’ tally rose substantially, amid a worsening security situation in several parts of the archipelago, notably the violent conflict between the Abu Sayyaf Group and the government on the island of Jolo.
Laos and Malaysia’s improvements in their GPI points from last year is believed to stem from the increased levels of respect for human rights and political stability in both countries.
Nota: Satu lagi pencapaian kerajaan Barisan Nasional di bawah kepimpinan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.