Here you will find information about the Malaysian government: Malaysian law, political parties, foreign affairs, prime minister, parliament, malaysian ministries and independent articles and views about democracy in Malaysia.
PAS (All-Malaysia Islam Party) is the largest opposition party of Malaysia. It's a pity their website is in Malay only, except for the part "Muslims World". PAS has been described as a fundamentalistic Muslim party. Popular a couple years ago in some states, but the last elections in March 2004 showed a loss of votes for PAS.
Barisan National (National Front) is the broadest (political) coalition in Malaysia. Main party is UMNO. Other component parties are:
01 The United Malays National Organisation UMNO
02 The Malaysian Chinese Association MCA
03 The Malaysian Indian Congress MIC
04 Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia GRM
05 People's Progressive Party PPP
06 Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu PBB
07 Sarawak United People's Party SUPP
08 Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak PBDS
09 Sabah Progressive Party SAPP
10 Parti Bersatu Sabah PBS
11 Liberal Democratic Party LDP
12 Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah PBRS
13 United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation UPKO
14 Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party
You can find links to their websites at this site.
UMNO (Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu) is the leading political party in Malaysia. The leader of UMNO and president until 2003 has been Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. Now the prime minister is Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (October 2003). UMNO is part of a broad coaltion: Barisan Nasional (National Front) consisting of 14 parties. Recently, BN has won the elections in Malaysia and has two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives, which is required to pass constitutional amendments. The opposition has gathered in a front formed by four parties, the most important of which is the PAS, the "All-Malaysia Islam Party".
The Department of Statistics was established in 1949.
To increase and broaden its role as the premier agency in the field of statistics towards establishing a quality, user-oriented and timely information system for the formulation of policies for national development planning and administration.
Basically any statistical data about Malaysia can be found here.
Practical information for travellers in Malaysia: country description, entry requirements, dual nationality, visa overstay, safety and security, crime, medical facilities, medical insurance, health information, criminal penalties, custom regulations, children's issues and more.
All info about the Parliament of Malaysia: quote "Malaysia practises Parliamentary Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy and His Royal Highness is the Paramount Ruler.
Malaysia is also a country that practises a system of Democracy based on the Federation system. In accordance to this, Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sarawak and Sabah have agreed to the concept of the formation of the country of Malaysia.
As a country with a Constitutional Monarchy, it is therefore allocated by the Constitution the institutions of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the Paramount Ruler, the hereditary rulers of the nine states and the Council of Malay Rulers." end quote