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MALAYSIA

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king. Kings are elected for 5-year terms from among the nine sultans of the peninsular Malaysian states. The king is also the leader of the Islamic faith in Malaysia.

Executive power is vested in the cabinet led by the prime minister; the Malaysian constitution stipulates that the prime minister must be a member of the lower house of parliament who, in the opinion of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, commands a majority in parliament. The cabinet is chosen from among members of both houses of parliament and is responsible to that body.

The bicameral parliament consists of the Senate (Dewan Negara) and the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat).
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
Paramount Ruler Tuanku SYED SIRAJUDDIN ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail,
Dep. Paramount Ruler Sultan MIZAN Zainal Abidin ibni Almarhum Al-Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah,
Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad,
Dep. Prime Min. ABDULLAH bin Ahmad Badawi,
Min. of Agriculture Mohamed EFFENDI bin Norwawi,
Min. of Culture, Arts, & Tourism Abdul KADIR bin Sheikh Fadzir,
Min. of Defense NAJIB bin Tun Abdul Razak,
Min. of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs MUHYIDDIN bin Haji Mohamed Yassin,
Min. of Education MUSA bin Mohamad,
Min. of Energy, Communications, & Multimedia Leo MOGGIE Anak Irok,
Min. of Entrepreneur Development Mohamed NAZRI bin Abdul Aziz,
Min. of Finance MAHATHIR bin Mohamad,
Min. of Foreign Affairs Syed HAMID bin Syed Jaafar Albar,
Min. of Health CHUA Jui Meng,
Min. of Home Affairs ABDULLAH bin Ahmad Badawi,
Min. of Housing & Local Government ONG Ka Ting,
Min. of Human Resources FONG Chan Onn,
Min. of Information KHALIL bin Yaacob,
Min. of Intl. Trade & Industry RAFIDAH binti Aziz,
Min. of Land & Cooperative Development KASITAH bin Gaddam,
Min. of National Unity & Social Development Siti ZAHARAH binti Sulaiman,
Min. of Primary Industries LIM Keng Yaik,
Min. of Rural Development AZMI bin Khalid,
Min. of Science, Technology, & Environment LAW Hieng Ding,
Min. of Special Functions in the Dept. of the Prime Min.  
Min. of Transport LING Liong Sik,
Min. of Women & Family Development SHAHRIZAT binte Abdul Jalil,
Min. of Works S. Samy VELLU,
Min. of Youth & Sports HISHAMMUDDIN bin Tun Hussein,
Min. in the Dept. of the Prime Min. Bernard Giluk DOMPOK,
Min. in the Dept. of the Prime Min. Abdul HAMID bin Zainal Abidin,
Min. in the Dept. of the Prime Min. Tengku ADNAN bin Tengku Mansor,
Min. in the Dept. of the Prime Min. RAIS bin Yatim,
Governor, Central Bank ZETI Akhtar Aziz,
Ambassador to the US GHAZZALI bin Sheikh Abdul Khalid,
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York HASMY bin Agam ,