MALAYSIA
Region: ASIA AND OCEANA
128
of
26
Global Rank: 
20
of
7
Region Rank:

Malaysia’s IPRI score increased by 0.2 to 6.8 placing it 7th in the Asia and Oceania region and 26th in the world. Malaysia is classified by the IMF as part of the Emerging and Developing Asia group and by the World Bank as an upper-middle income nation. Malaysia is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Malaysia’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.3 to 6.1 with scores of 6.6 in Judicial Independence, 6.3 in Rule of Law, 5.7 in Political Stability, and 6.0 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights remained the same at 7.7 with scores of 7.3 in Property rights, 9.5 in Registering Property, and 6.3 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 6.4 with scores of 7.4 in Intellectual property protection, 7.4 in Patent Protection, and 4.6 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.8 26 of 128 7 of 20
Legal and Political 6.1 37 of 128 7 of 20
Physical 7.7 8 of 128 4 of 20
Intellectual 6.4 32 of 128 8 of 20


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.1 37 of 128 7 of 20
Judicial Independence 6.6 33 of 128 6 of 20
Rule of Law 6.3 40 of 128 8 of 20
Political Stability 5.7 45 of 128 7 of 20
Control of Corruption 6.0 41 of 128 8 of 20


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.7 8 of 128 4 of 20
Protection of Physical Property 7.3 28 of 128 7 of 20
Registering Property 9.5 33 of 127 10 of 20
Access to Loan 6.3 2 of 128 1 of 20


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.4 32 of 128 8 of 20
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 7.4 23 of 128 6 of 20
Patent Protection 7.4 46 of 108 10 of 19
Copyright Protection 4.6 46 of 104 8 of 18
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