History History



Malaysia and the Republic of Korea established diplomatic relations on 23 February 1960. Malaysia established its Embassy in Seoul in 1964. The Republic of Korea is one of the first countries in East Asia where Malaysia had set up an Embassy.


Within the 56 years of diplomatic relations, both countries have continued to strengthen bilateral ties in various fields of cooperation. Bilateral talks at the senior officials-level between the foreign ministries other agencies of both countries have facilitated the exchange of ideas to forge continued cooperation. 







Malaya became an independent country on 31 August 1957. On 16 September 1963 Malaya was enlarged by the accession of the states of Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak. The name ‘Malaysia’ was adopted from that date. 


Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. It is a Federation of 13 states and federal territories. His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the Supreme Head of the country. Executive Authority is also vested in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and exercised by a Cabinet of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister. The Federal Constitution clearly demarcates the separation of powers among the country’s Legislative, Judicial and Executive Authorities. Malaysia has enjoyed a climate of political stability which has brought with it a high level of economic growth based on diversification of the economy, especially through industrialization and stimulated by foreign investment.




National Flag



The Malaysian flag, referred to as Jalur Gemilang, consists of 14 red and white stripes of equal width and a canton of dark blue bearing a crescent and a star in yellow. The red and white stripes stand for the equal status in the 13 member states and the Federal territories. The union of carton of dark blue in the upper quarter of the flag next to the staff represents the unity of the people of Malaysia. The union contains the crescent which is the symbol of Islam, and the star with its 14 points symbolizes the 13 states and Federal territories. The yellow colour on the crescent and the star represents the royal colour.