Table of Contents Introduction 2 Federalism 2 Malaysian Government Structure 5 Federal Government 5 Conference of Rulers 5 Monarchy 6 Federal Legislative 7 Federal Executive 8 Judiciary 9 State Legislatures 9 State Executive Council 10 Separation of Powers 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism 11 Conclusion. 12 Bibliography 14
Today, there are many different forms of governments exercised in the world. The governments can be classified by economy, what goods and services are provided by the government. Capitalism, socialism and communism are the common in this perspective. In addition, they can be classified according to their political view, how government is run, by dictatorship, aristocracy, theocracy, parliamentary, federal, republic, anarchy and monarchy. According to who picks the government, it can be classified revolutionary, democracy, oligarchy, plutocracy and totalitarian.
Malaysia is one of the countries that employ federal, democratic and monarchy system of government but its unique form. Further, Malaysia has thirteen federal states; nine of them are ruled by monarchies while the rest are ruled by governors. In addition, the thirteen states form a federal government led by a prime minister and each of the states has its self autonomous. According to (Aun, 1999) Malaysia is a federation of thirteen states and two federal territories. It has a federal constitution and thirteen state constitutions. The federal constitution is the supreme law of the land.
In this discourse, it will be discussed the type of federation and its characteristics adopted by the Malaysian government. Before the discussion of the federal government in Malaysia, it has to be understood deeply the types of governments, constitutions and federalism.
A federation, or
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