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hereditary rulers, Pertuan Agong, Islamic laws, West Malaysia, highest court

The Federal Court (formerly the Supreme Court) is the highest court. Below this are two High Courts, one serving West Malaysia and the other serving East Malaysia. A Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Federal Court, and the Federal Court hears appeals from the High Courts. Each High Court has a chief judge and several other judges; the Federal Court consists of the chief justice, the two chief judges from the High Courts, and seven other judges. The chief justice, chief judges, and other judges from the Federal Court and High Courts are appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the prime minister and the Conference of Rulers, which consists of the nine hereditary rulers and the heads of the other states. Lower courts include the Sessions Courts and the Magistratesí Courts. Islamic laws apply to Muslims and Muslims may be prosecuted in Islamic courts at the state level.



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