The Malaysian army is based to the British Army traditions; the Malaysian Land Forces does not carry the title ‘royal’ as do the Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Navy. Instead, the title is bestowed on selected army corps and regiments who have been accorded the honour by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who is the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces. The total active manpower of the Malaysian armed forces is around 170,000 personnel. There is also a Para-military forces with 18,000 police officer, and 4 brigade HQ’s and 21 battalions.
The Land Forces of the Malaysian Army is around 80,000 soldiers, and a reserve force of 60,000 soldiers, with the structure:
4 divisions HQ with a total of 10 infantry brigades (31 infantry battalions).