Property Rights Index in Malaysia compared to Asia

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Timor-Leste 7
Afghanistan 13
Turkmenistan 32
North Korea 32
Bangladesh 35
Laos 35
Pakistan 36
Nepal 37
Cambodia 42
Maldives 45
Tajikistan 45
Uzbekistan 48
Sri Lanka 48
Indonesia 48
China 48
Philippines 49
Vietnam 50
Azerbaijan 50
Kyrgyztan 51
Thailand 51
Mongolia 51
Georgia 55
India 55
Armenia 55
Kazakhstan 56
Macau 60
Bhutan 60
Brunei 63
South Korea 78
Malaysia 85
Taiwan 86
Japan 89
Hong Kong 94
Singapore 97

Malaysia: Property rights index

A subcomponent of the Index of Economic Freedom, the property rights index measures the degree to which a countrys laws protect private property rights, and the degree to which its government enforces those laws.

Higher scores are more desirable, i.e. property rights are better protected. Scores are from 0 to 100.

The index also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts.

The Global Property Guide considers protection of property rights as a significant factor affecting the desirability of a residential real estate investment.

Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


Malaysia releases annual and quarterly house price index. Annual data are available from the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and quarterly data are available from the Valuation and Property Services Department. BNM has useful monetary, financial and economics data.