Malay is the national language of Singapore.
I scanned dozens of Malay-language books (written by Singaporean authors) as well as news websites. From this corpus of the Singaporean Malay language, I compiled the 1,000 most common words (and two-word collocations). The most common word was yang, occurring 157,223 times in the corpus. The word berikan was found 745 times. Capitalization was not preserved.
For a longer list, see the raw list of the 10,000 most common words in Singaporean Malay. This list is unfiltered and contains several unwanted items: English words, proper names of people, and possible spelling mistakes or erroneous words caused by scanner error.
I hope this list is useful to teachers and learners of Malay.
— Sonja Lang (18 July 2019)