Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad is credited with being the man who put Malaysia on the global map for many reasons.
Speaking of how Malaysia became well-known, he said there was a time when the nation was unknown to the rest of the world.
“When Malaysians went abroad and people ask where they came from, the reaction to their reply that they were from Malaysia, almost always evoke the comment, ‘Where is that?’
“But today most foreign people would know where Malaysia is.
“They would even know that Malaysia succeeded in changing itself from an agricultural country to an industrial country. And today 24 million tourists visit Malaysia in one year,” he added in his blog.
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