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    Malaysia Communications - 1989

      Railroads: Peninsular Malaysia--1,665 km 1.04-meter gauge; 13 km double track, government owned; Sabah--136 km 1.000-meter gauge

      Highways: Peninsular Malaysia--23,600 km (19,352 km hard surfaced, mostly bituminous-surface treatment, and 4,248 km unpaved); Sabah--3,782 km; Sarawak--1,644 km

      Inland waterways: Peninsular Malaysia--3,209 km; Sabah--1,569 km; Sarawak--2,518 km

      Ports: Tanjong, Kidurong, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Port Kelang, Sandakan, Tawau

      Merchant marine: 155 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,447,494 GRT/2,065,040 DWT; includes 2 short-sea passenger, 69 cargo, 21 container, 3 vehicle carrier, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 1 livestock carrier, 27 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 2 chemical tanker, 6 liquefied gas, 1 specialized tanker, 1 passenger-cargo, 19 bulk, 1 passenger

      Civil air: 36 (est.) major transport aircraft

      Pipelines: crude oil, 1,307 km; natural gas, 379 km

      Airports: 126 total, 121 usable; 32 with permanent-surface runways; 8 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 19 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: good intercity service provided to peninsular Malaysia mainly by microwave relay, adequate intercity radio relay network between Sabah and Sarawak via Brunei; international service good; good coverage by radio and television broadcasts; 994,860 telephones (1984); stations--28 AM, 3 FM, 33 TV; submarine cables extend to India and Sarawak; SEACOM submarine cable links to Hong Kong and Singapore; 2 international satellite ground stations; 2 domestic satellite ground stations

      NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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