State legislative assemblies of Malaysia

A state legislative assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri, DUN; also known simply as state assembly) is the legislative branch of the state governments in each of the 13 Malaysian states. Members of a state legislative assembly comprises elected representatives from single-member constituencies during state elections through the first-past-the-post system.

The assemblies have powers to enact state laws as provided for by the Constitution of Malaysia. The majority party in each assembly forms the state government, and the leader of the majority party becomes Menteri Besar (for states with hereditary rulers) or Chief Minister (for states without hereditary rulers) of the state.

The state legislative assemblies are unicameral, unlike the bicameral Parliament of Malaysia. The hereditary rulers or Yang di-Pertua Negeri (governors) are vested with powers to dissolve their respective state legislative assemblies on the advice of the menteri besar or chief minister. Once dissolved, elections must be carried out within an interim period of sixty (60) days. Usually, state elections are held simultaneously with the federal parliamentary elections, with the exception of Sarawak, and before 2004, Sabah.

List of state legislative assemblies in MalaysiaEdit

The list excludes Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan as Federal Territories do not have state legislative assemblies and are governed directly by the federal government under the Ministry of Federal Territories together with local authorities, namely the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Putrajaya Corporation and Labuan Corporation respectively.

State (and Assembly) Seats (2018) Population (2010) Population/seat Governing party / coalition Government Leader Speaker Opposition party / coalition Opposition Leader
  Johor (14th) 56 3,348,283 59,791 BN Ir. Hasni Mohammad Suhaizan Kayat[1] PH Aminolhuda Hassan
  Kedah (14th) 36 1,947,651 54,101 PN Muhammad Sanusi Md. Nor Juhari Bulat[2] PH Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi
  Kelantan (14th) 45 1,539,601 34,213 PN Ahmad Yakob Abdullah Ya'kub[3] N/A Vacant
  Malacca (14th) 28 821,110 29,325 BN Sulaiman Md. Ali Abd Rauf Yusoh PH Adly Zahari
  Negeri Sembilan (14th) 36 1,021,064 28,363 PH Aminuddin Harun Zulkefly Mohamad Omar[4] BN Mohamad Hasan
  Pahang (14th) 42 1,500,817 35,734 BN Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail Ishak Muhammad[5] PH Chiong Yoke Kong
  Penang (14th) 40 1,561,383 39,035 PH Chow Kon Yeow Law Choo Kiang[6] BN Muhamad Yusoff Mohd. Noor
  Perak (14th) 59 2,352,743 39,877 BN Saarani Mohammad Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid PH Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari
  Perlis (14th) 15 231,541 15,436 BN Azlan Man Hamdan Bahari PH Asrul Nizan Abd. Jalil
  Sabah (16th) 73 3,206,742 53,446 GRS Hajiji Noor Kadzim M. Yahya WARISAN+ Shafie Apdal
  Sarawak (18th) 82 2,471,140 30,136 GPS Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar PSB Wong Soon Koh
  Selangor (14th) 56 5,462,141 97,538 PH Amirudin Shari Ng Suee Lim[7] BN Rizam Ismail
  Terengganu (14th) 32 1,035,977 32,374 PN Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar Yahaya Ali[8] BN Ahmad Said

Lists of State Assembly Representatives in MalaysiaEdit


See alsoEdit



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