IREFER to the article “Norway tops Denmark” (NST, March 21). It is great to know that Malaysia is ranked the 42nd happiest country among 155 countries in the 2017 World Happiness Report.
The survey, conducted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, stated that the happiest countries are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland, a domination by Scandinavian countries.
In Asia, Singapore is ranked the highest, 22nd, followed by Thailand at 33rd and Taiwan at 35th.
At the bottom of the list are Syria and Afghanistan.
The index is based on gross domestic product per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and trust, or absence of corruption in government and business as perceived by the public.
A report by The Economic Times says inequality is the main reason why the US and UK could