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What is the content of the federal constitution and the state constitutions of Malaysia? 

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Malaysia's Federal Constitution sets the ground rules for the country's administration as a constitutional monarchy. Its government is broken up into three branches that should sound pretty familiar if you're from the United States:

  • The executive branch, led by the Prime Minister and his cabinet
  • The legislative branch, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives
  • The judicial branch, led by the Federal Court

The Federal Constitution itself is made of fifteen parts, which function like the chapters in a book. Part III, for example, is all about citizenship. Part VIII is about elections. Within these parts are 230 articles, or specific rules and guidelines. Article 6 bans slavery, for example. Article 10 outlines citizens' rights to freedom of speech, assembly, and association. Again, it's...

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