Malaya is a pink to pinkish brown or reddish variety of garnet. Compositionally, it is a mixture of pyrope and spessartine.  It was first discovered in Tanzania and Kenya during a time when rhodolite was very popular, and not may had seen this new garnet.  Soon Malaya began to gain in popularity and is now widely used in jewelry today.  This particular stone is a nice large 9x12 mm oval weighting 5.69 cts.  It would make for a beautiful pendant or ring.