PETALING JAYA: Among 156 countries, Malaysia is ranked the 80th happiest nation in the 2019 World Happiness Report.
Compared with 2018 Malaysia was ranked 35th – a massive drop by 45. However, this latest report of 156 countries covers the period from 2016-2018, while the 2018 report covered 2015-2017, the Star Online reported.
Malaysia is ranked fourth behind Singapore (34th), Thailand (52nd) and the Philippines (69th).
In the previous report, Malaysia was ranked second happiest in the region, the Star compared.
The top spots for happiest countries in the world include Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
The most unhappiest countries are South Sudan, Tanzania, Afghanistan and Central African Republic, according to the report.