According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Malaysia is located in the Southeastern hemisphere of the world and its area code is +60. It is a southeast Asian country made up of 13 states and three federal territories. The total land area of Malaysia is 329,847 square kilometers and it has a population of over 31 million people. Malaysia is divided into two main regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia which are separated by the South China Sea. Malaysia has a diverse population with Malay, Chinese and Indian being the three main ethnic groups that make up the majority of its population. Each group has its own language, culture and traditions which contribute to the overall cultural diversity of Malaysia. English is also widely spoken in business, education and government circles. Malaysia’s economy is one of the most competitive in Southeast Asia due to its strong manufacturing sector and export-oriented economy. It is one of the world’s largest producers of palm oil, rubber, tin, iron ore and other commodities which are exported around the world. In addition to manufacturing exports, tourism makes up a large part of Malaysia’s economy as well as services such as finance, banking and telecommunications. Malaysia’s government is a constitutional monarchy led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who was appointed in 2020 following a political crisis that resulted in Mahathir Mohamad resigning from office after 22 years as prime minister. The country has been gradually transitioning from an authoritarian regime to a more democratic society since independence in 1957 when it became part of the British Commonwealth. Despite some economic challenges due to global uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysians remain resilient and determined to build an even brighter future for their children through improved education systems and job opportunities for youth. The politics of Malaysia take place in the framework of a federal representative democratic constitutional monarchy, in which the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is head of state and the Prime Minister of Malaysia is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the federal government and the 13 state governments. Federal legislative power is vested in the federal parliament and the 13 state assemblies. The judiciary is independent of the executive and legislature, though it has ties to both. The Constitution provides for multi-party system, with recognition given to three main parties: Barisan Nasional (National Front), Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS). The ruling party since independence has been Barisan Nasional, which won each election up until 2018 when it was defeated by Pakatan Harapan. PAS has been a strong opposition party since 1969 and have become increasingly popular in recent years. Malaysia also has a multi-ethnic society comprising Malays, Chinese, Indians and other indigenous groups with diverse cultural backgrounds. This diversity has served as an important factor in shaping Malaysia’s political landscape as well as its legal system, which draws on multiple sources including Islamic law. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of Malaysia.