Advantages Of Federalism In Malaysia

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1.0. Introduction
Federalism is a system in which the power to govern is shared between the federal and the state governments, creating what is often called a federation. It is mean, the relations between Federal and the State (Ahmad Said Musse, 2012). Malaysia is a country that consists of 13 federal states where nine of them are ruled by Sultan where the others are ruled by governors. In addition, this thirteen states form a federal government led by the prime minister. In Malaysia the Yang Dipertuan Agong is the head of Federation and the prime minister is the head of government. Federalism is a type of government where the power and resources are divided into the federal, state and local level. But, still the state and the local government must abide to the Malaysian Federal Constitution since the Federal Constitution is the supreme law of the land.( Article 4 of Federal Constitution)
The basic features of the federalism systems are it practicing the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judiciary body. The legislative and executive powers are divided between federal and state governments in accordance to Article 74, Article 80 and provision under the ninth schedule of Federal Constitution. But the judicial systems are federalizing uniformly throughout the country. In this context, we will discuss the administration machinery of Malaysia federalism in federal government, state government and local government under the scope of their components and

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