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written constitution, West Malaysia, federal parliament, Negeri Sembilan, East Malaysia

West Malaysia is divided into the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and 11 states: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pinang, Selangor, and Terengganu. East Malaysia consists of the states of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Federal Territory of Labuan. Each of the 13 states has a titular ruler whose title varies in different states. Effective executive power in the states rests with the chief minister, who heads an executive council, or cabinet. Each state has its own written constitution and a unicameral legislative assembly empowered to legislate on matters not reserved for the federal parliament.



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