Elections to the House of Representatives and State Legislative Assembly in Malaysia follow the first-past-the-post system (FPTP) where the candidate who receives the most votes in his/her contesting seat win. The party or coalition who secures more than half of the parliamentary seats will form the federal government and the party or coalition who secures more than half of the state seats will form the state government.
Link : Electoral System: Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) (Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Link : Malaysia’s electoral system- The Nut Graph (2013)
PDF : First-Past-The-Post and Electoral One-Party State in Malaysia (Wong, Chin Huat: 2013) – Presentation prepared for International Conference on “Democracy in Taiwan: Looking at the 2012 Elections”.
PDF : Malaysia-Mauritius Briefing on System of Elections (GE2013)