The politics of Malaysia takes place in the framework of a federal constitutional monarchy, in which the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is head of state and the Prime Minister of Malaysia is the head of government.
The Constitution of Malaysia is codified and the system of government is based on the Westminster system.
Malaysia has a multi-party system .
Malaysia is a multiconfessional society.
Islam is the largest and official religion of Malaysia.
Approximately 60.4% of the population practiced Islam of which only the Sunni branch is allowed, 19.2% Buddhism; 9.1% Christianity; 6.3% Hinduism; and 2.6% practice Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions.
There are two distinct parts to this country being Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east.
The climate is categorised as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year.
Kuala Lumpur is the official capital and the largest city in Malaysia.Putrajaya is the federal administrative capital.
Malaysia is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialised market economy.
International trade, facilitated by the adjacent Strait of Malacca shipping route and manufacturing are both key sectors of the country's economy.
It is an exporter of natural and agricultural resources, the most valuable exported resource being petroleum.
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