Malaysia Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Malaysia military size for 2019 was 136,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia military size for 2018 was 136,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Malaysia military size for 2017 was 136,000.00, a 1.8% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia military size for 2016 was 133,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,535,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 762,000.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,000.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Malaysia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 136,000.00 0.00%
2018 136,000.00 0.00%
2017 136,000.00 1.80%
2016 133,600.00 0.00%
2015 133,600.00 0.00%
2014 133,600.00 0.00%
2013 133,600.00 0.00%
2012 133,600.00 0.00%
2011 133,600.00 0.00%
2010 133,600.00 0.00%
2009 133,600.00 -0.30%
2008 134,000.00 0.00%
2007 134,000.00 0.00%
2006 134,000.00 -0.74%
2005 135,000.00 3.85%
2004 130,000.00 4.75%
2003 124,100.00 3.33%
2002 120,100.00 -0.41%
2001 120,600.00 3.88%
2000 116,100.00 -7.19%
1999 125,100.00 -3.84%
1998 130,100.00 -1.14%
1997 131,600.00 -6.20%
1996 140,300.00 0.00%
1995 140,300.00 22.00%
1994 115,000.00 0.00%
1993 115,000.00 -10.16%
1992 128,000.00 0.00%
1991 128,000.00 -1.54%
1990 130,000.00 13.04%
1989 115,000.00 4.55%
1985 110,000.00 4.55%