Recent developments are putting Malaysia on the world map, as it focuses on becoming a knowledge-based economy. To develop world-class quality education and meet the demands and requirements of the new millennium, as well as to affirm the position of English as a second language, the Government has initiated major educational reforms by formulating new legislations on education. Malaysia is indeed becoming a dynamic and impressive regional centre for education excellence.
Over the past five years several of the most prestigious British and Australian universities have started to build campuses here for both local Malaysian and expat students, so now one is able to receive a full British Honours degree solely in Malaysia. In addition, there have been several new privatized international schools built and over a dozen are slotted to open in the upcoming next few years. Education is thriving in Malaysia due to a variety of factors including the very low cost of living, the temperate climate, the relatively low crime rate, and the evolving excellence of the education infrastructure here as well as the growing sophistication of the regulatory framework it all works within.