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University of Manchester along with Salford University (2 of the largest Univ. in Manchester) should be able to provide your answers. Malaysian students also make up a large proportion of student bodies at Leeds and Liverpool...in fact as I mentioned Malaysian students made up the largest percentage of foreign students in Britain (in 1998 - I think it was when I read the Times or whichever paper that published the stats).
The British Council does MAJOR recruiting for students in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching every Summer. Not only that, most Colleges and High Schools in Malaysia regard themselves as stepping stones to Universities in the Australia, the UK, the US and Canada (and pretty much in that order).
MAS would ideally love a twice daily service to NY. It is however still keen to make its third daily service to London, its second daily to LAX and its daily service to CDG as its priority.