Politics of Malaysia
In Malaysia, the type of government is a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, Elective monarchy. In Malaysia, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament. The head of the government is Muhammad V. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Malaysia lasts until the next succession. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Malaysia is 1.561. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Malaysia is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Malaysia is 7. Overall, it is considered to be rather adequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders at least decently; credit information is msotly sufficient and generally available. In 2013, Malaysia received 15.3 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 32.1 USD.
In Malaysia, the head of the government is Muhammad V. The government system of Malaysia is a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, Elective monarchy. In Malaysia, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral Parliament. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Malaysia is 1.14. This indicates that the government of Malaysia is effective. Citizens enjoy well-organized public and civil services, and government efficiency is high. While some services may be lacking in certain areas, the overall environment fostered by government legislation is favorable.
Unions and alliances
This section deals with a list of unions Malaysia is a member of.
Malaysia is a member of the United Nations (UN). Malaysia is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Malaysia is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Malaysia became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Malaysia is part of, click on Malaysia membership in international unions.
Freedom in Malaysia
With regard to political and civil freedoms, Malaysia is 2. Citizens in Malaysia experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Malaysia, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Malaysia click on Freedom in Malaysia.