Does it matter to you that Malaysia has only 1.0 million (source 1) to 2.4 million (source 2) (individual) taxpayers (who has a "Cukai Kena Dibayar") Those just do filing without paying "Cukai Kena Dibayar" not counted)? And most, I mean above 80% are Chinese (source 1).
Are these statistics shocking? The more shocking fact is.... when comparing these numbers (1.0 million to 2.4 million) to almost 1.3 million civil servants in Malaysia....... another Malaysia Boleh!
Conclusion: Most Malaysia (and Most of them are non-Chinese) are so poor that they do not need to pay income tax. How to become "high-income" nation in 15~20 years??
By the way, just a note:
3. The Malaysian Insider.com
4. The Malaysian Insder.com - An underemployed economy