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Executive power is vested in the Cabinet , led by the Prime Minister. The prime minister must be a member of the house of representatives, who in the opinion of the King, commands a majority in parliament. The cabinet is chosen from members of both houses of Parliament.  The Prime Minister is both the head of cabinet and the head of government.  The incumbent, Najib Razak , appointed in 2009, is the sixth prime minister. 
Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories.  These are divided between two regions, with 11 states and two federal territories on Peninsular Malaysia and the other two states and one federal territory in East Malaysia. Each state is divided into districts , which are then divided into mukim. In Sabah and Sarawak districts are grouped into divisions. 
The Malaysian Armed Forces have three branches, the Royal Malaysian Navy , the Malaysian Army , and the Royal Malaysian Air Force. There is no conscription, and the required age for voluntary military service is 18. The military uses 1.5% of the country's GDP, and employs 1.23% of Malaysia's manpower.