Looking at a world map I was comparing them both and surprise to see that RP is bigger than Malaysia in landmass. We are surrounded by waters too which is ideal for security purposes. We have more kilometers of shorelines making it ideal for fishing grounds . And no doubt we have so much more in resources than Malaysia. The question is why we are behind to Malaysia and Thailand. We are even part of the former US commonwealth right before WW2. What happened? Is it outright mismanagement? Corruption ? Cronism? Selfishness?