Spread over 878 islands, Malaysia is situated in the heart of the ASEANs (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). It is administered from its capital Kuala Lumpur by a federal constitutional monarchy. Malaysia is among the most advanced economies within ASEAN. The nation has completed an impressive transformation from a raw materials-based economy to manufacturers and service providers for electronic components. This has transformed the Malaysian economy into one of the most dynamic production bases within the region.