It was Barnaby Joyce's first foreign study tour as a Senator, and it was particularly brief.
But his one-day stopover in Malaysia, on the way home from a billionaire's granddaughter's wedding in India that he attended as a guest of Gina Rinehart, was "of great assistance" in helping familiarise him with the country, wrote Mr Joyce as part of his six-page report on the trip.
Mr Joyce summarised the five main "findings/outcomes" from his visit to Malaysia as:
Malaysia has recently experienced high levels of economic growth which has created urban cities comparable in wealth to cities in developed countries.
Nonetheless, economic disadvantage remains in some areas, particularly rural areas.
A key focus for Malaysian policymakers are policies which seek to increase the economic development of rural areas through targeted approaches.
As Malaysia becomes wealthier the potential for Australia high value exports will increase, particularly of products such as beef.
A closer dialogue between Australian politicians and Malaysian policymakers could help to foster stronger government-to-government Malay-Australian relations.