Terengganu State Legislative Assembly

The Terengganu State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Terengganu) is the unicameral state legislature of the Malaysian state of Terengganu. It consists of 32 members representing single-member constituencies throughout the state. Elections are held no more than five years apart, and are customarily held alongside elections to the federal parliament during a general election.

Terengganu State Legislative Assembly

Dewan Undangan Negeri Terengganu
Dewang Undangang Negeri Tranung
ديوان اوندڠن نݢري ترڠݢانو
15th Terengganu State Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded20 June 1959
Leadership
Sultan
Mohd Nor Hamzah, PNPAS
since 24 September 2023
Deputy Speaker
Khazan Che Mat, PN–BERSATU
since 24 September 2023
Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, PN–PAS
since 10 May 2018
Opposition Leader
Vacant
since 12 August 2023
Secretary
Zulkifli Isa
Structure
Seats32 + 0 Nominated Member (Maximum 34 Members)
Quorum: 11
Simple majority: 17
Two-thirds majority: 22
Political groups
(As of 13 August 2023)

Government (32):
  PN (32)

Speaker (1)
  PN (MLA for Bukit Payung)
Committees
2
  • Public Accounts Committee
  • Committee of Privileges
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (32 single-member constituencies)
Last election
12 August 2023
Next election
By 23 November 2028
Meeting place
Wisma Darul Iman, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Website
dun.terengganu.gov.my

The State Assembly convenes at the Wisma Darul Iman in the state capital, Kuala Terengganu.

All 32 seats are held by the Perikatan Nasional (PN) ruling coalition after the 2023 state election, effectively making it a one-party state. Within the coalition, the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) holds 27 seats while the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) holds 5 seats. The PN coalition commands a supermajority in the assembly.

Map of current constituencies (since 2018)

Composition

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Government
PN
32
27 5
PAS BERSATU
No. Parliamentary constituency No. State Constituency Portrait Member Coalition (Party) Post
P33 Besut N1 Kuala Besut   Azbi Salleh PN (PAS) N/A
N2 Kota Putera   Mohd. Nurkhuzaini Ab. Rahman PN (PAS) EXCO Member
N3 Jertih   Riduan Md Nor PN (PAS) N/A
N4 Hulu Besut   Mohd Husaimi Hussin PN (BERSATU) Deputy EXCO Member
P34 Setiu N5 Jabi   Azman Ibrahim PN (PAS) EXCO Member
N6 Permaisuri   Mohd Yusop Majid PN (BERSATU) Deputy EXCO Member
N7 Langkap   Azmi Maarof PN (PAS) N/A
N8 Batu Rakit   Mohd Shafizi Ismail PN (PAS)
P35 Kuala Nerus N9 Tepuh   Hishamuddin Abdul Karim PN (PAS) EXCO Member
N10 Buluh Gading   Ridzuan Hashim PN (PAS) Deputy EXCO Member
N11 Seberang Takir   Khazan Che Mat PN (BERSATU) Deputy Speaker
N12 Bukit Tunggal   Zaharudin Zahid PN (PAS) N/A
P36 Kuala Terengganu N13 Wakaf Mempelam   Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah PN (PAS) EXCO Member
N14 Bandar   Ahmad Shah Muhamed PN (PAS) Deputy EXCO Member
N15 Ladang   Zuraida Md Noor PN (PAS)
N16 Batu Buruk   Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi PN (PAS) EXCO Member
P37 Marang N17 Alur Limbat   Ariffin Deraman PN (PAS)
N18 Bukit Payung   Mohd. Nor Hamzah PN (PAS) Speaker
N19 Ru Rendang   Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar PN (PAS)
N20 Pengkalan Berangan   Sulaiman Sulong PN (PAS) Deputy EXCO Member
P38 Hulu Terengganu N21 Telemung   Mohd Zawawi Ismail PN (BERSATU)
N22 Manir   Hilmi Harun PN (PAS)
N23 Kuala Berang   Mamad Puteh PN (PAS)
N24 Ajil   Maliaman Kassim PN (PAS) EXCO Member
P39 Dungun N25 Bukit Besi   Ghazali Sulaiman PN (PAS) N/A
N26 Rantau Abang   Mohd Fadhli Rahmi Zulkifli PN (PAS) Deputy EXCO Member
N27 Sura   Tengku Muhammad Fakhruddin PN (PAS) N/A
N28 Paka   Satiful Bahri Mamat PN (PAS) EXCO Member
P40 Kemaman N29 Kemasik   Saiful Azmi Suhaili PN (PAS) Deputy EXCO Member
N30 Kijal   Razali Idris PN (BERSATU)
  • EXCO Member
  • Senator
N31 Cukai   Hanafiah Mat PN (PAS) EXCO Member
N32 Air Putih   Mohd Hafiz Adam PN (PAS) N/A

Seating arrangement

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N32 Air Putih (Deputy EXCO) Vacant N21 Telemung (Deputy EXCO) Vacant N12 Bukit Tunggal Vacant N01 Kuala Besut Vacant
Vacant B N25 Bukit Besi
N07 Langkap N27 Sura
N08 Batu Rakit C A N02 Kota Putera (EXCO Member)
N26 Rantau Abang (Deputy EXCO) N31 Chukai (EXCO Member)
N06 Permaisuri (Deputy EXCO) N24 Ajil (EXCO Member)
N04 Hulu Besut (Deputy EXCO) N17 Alur Limbat (EXCO Member)
N11 Seberang Takir (Deputy Speaker) N09 Tepuh (EXCO Member)
N22 Manir (Deputy EXCO) N13 Wakaf Mempelam (EXCO Member)
N20 Pengkalan Berangan (Deputy EXCO) N16 Batu Buruk (EXCO Member)
N15 Ladang (Deputy EXCO) N05 Jabi (EXCO Member)
N29 Kemasik (Deputy EXCO) N30 Kijal (EXCO Member)
N10 Buluh Gading (Deputy EXCO) the Mace N28 Paka (EXCO Member)
N23 Kuala Berang (Deputy EXCO) State Financial Officer
N18 Bukit Payung (Speaker) State Legal Advisor
N03 Jertih Sergeant-at-Arm State Secretary
N14 Bandar (Deputy EXCO) Secretary N19 Ru Rendang (Menteri Besar)
Speaker
Sultan

Role

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The Terengganu State Assembly's main function is to enact state laws and policies. It is also in charge of oversight of departments and agencies of the state government. Members of the assembly are responsible for checking and criticizing the executive government's actions.[1]

The leader of the party or coalition with a majority of seats in the assembly is appointed Menteri Besar by the Sultan of Terengganu. The Menteri Besar then appoints members of the state executive council, or EXCO (Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri) from members of the assembly.[2]

Speakers Roll of Honour

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The following is the Speaker of the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly Roll of Honour, since 1959:

No. Speaker Term start Term end Party Constituency
1 Engku Muhsein Abdul Kadir 1 June 1958 30 April 1959 Alliance (UMNO) Non-MLA
2 Mohd Taib Sabri Abu Bakar 27 July 1959 31 December 1963 PMIP Marang
3 Mohd Taha Embong 11 May 1964 27 October 1967 Alliance (UMNO) Chukai
4 Che Wan Abd. Ghani Zainal 28 November 1967 20 March 1969 Alliance (UMNO) Non-MLA
5 Abd Rahman Long 1 May 1971 31 July 1974 Alliance (UMNO) Langkap
6 Abdullah Abdul Rahman 27 October 1974 12 June 1978 BN (UMNO) Batu Rakit
7 Mohd Salleh Ismail 30 July 1978 29 March 1982 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
8 Husin Abdullah 14 June 1982 18 July 1986 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
9 Syed Omar Mohamad 8 September 1986 1990 BN (UMNO) Paka
1990 11 November 1996 Non-MLA
10 Abdul Rahman Mohd 24 November 1996 19 December 1999 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
11 Hussain Awang 20 December 1999 31 March 2004 BA (PAS) Non-MLA
12 Che Mat Jusoh 11 April 2004 13 February 2008 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
13 Tengku Putera Tengku Awang 5 May 2008 18 April 2013 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
14 Mohd Zubir Embong 16 June 2013 30 June 2018 BN (UMNO) Non-MLA
15 Yahya Ali 1 July 2018 23 September 2023 PN (PAS) Non-MLA
16 Mohd Nor Hamzah 24 September 2023 present PN (PAS) Bukit Payung

Committees

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The State Assembly consists of committees to handle administrative matters, including Committee of Privileges[3] and Public Accounts Committee.[4]

Election pendulum

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The 2023 Terengganu state election witnessed 32 governmental seats and 0 non-governmental seats filled the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly. The government side has 25 safe seats and 6 fairly safe seats.

GOVERNMENT SEATS
Marginal
Telemung Mohd Zawawi Ismail BERSATU 50.90
Fairly safe
Seberang Takir Khazan Che Mat BERSATU 56.50
Bandar Ahmad Shah Muhamed PAS 56.69
Kijal Razali Idris BERSATU 58.15
Hulu Besut Mohd Husaimi Hussin BERSATU 58.19
Kota Putera Mohd. Nurkhuzaini Ab. Rahman PAS 58.31
Langkap Azmi Maarof PAS 58.35
Safe
Kuala Besut Azbi Salleh PAS 60.91
Ladang Zuraida Md Noor PAS 61.54
Jerteh Riduan Mohamad Nor PAS 62.10
Jabi Azman Ibrahim PAS 62.73
Batu Rakit Mohd Shafizi Ismail PAS 63.14
Cukai Hanafiah Mat PAS 64.13
Bukit Besi Ghazali Sulaiman PAS 63.86
Pengkalan Berangan Sulaiman Sulong PAS 64.98
Kemasik Saiful Azmi Suhaili PAS 65.45
Air Putih Mohd Hafiz Adam PAS 65.65
Ajil Maliaman Kassim PAS 66.94
Permaisuri Mohd Yusop Majid BERSATU 67.03
Kuala Berang Mamad Puteh PAS 67.80
Alur Limbat Ariffin Deraman PAS 72.92
Paka Satiful Bahari Hj. Mamat PAS 73.39
Tepuh Hishamuddin Abd. Karim PAS 73.47
Buluh Gading Ridzuan Hashim PAS 73.50
Bukit Tunggal Zaharudin Zahid PAS 73.52
Bukit Payung Mohd. Nor Hamzah PAS 74.11
Rantau Abang Mohd Fadhli Rahmi Zulkifli PAS 75.85
Batu Buruk Muhammad Khalil Abd. Hadi PAS 79.58
Sura Tengku Muhammad Fakhruddin Tengku Md Fauzi PAS 83.06
Ru Rendang Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar PAS 85.18
Wakaf Mempelam Wan Shukairi Wan Abdullah PAS 85.37
Manir Hilmi Harun PAS 85.90

List of Assemblies

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Assembly Term

began

Members Election Committee Majority party/coalition
1st 1959 Mohd Daud (1959-1961)

Ibrahim Fikri I (1961-1964)

PMIP (1959-1961)

Alliance (1961-1964)

2nd 1964 Ibrahim Fikri II Alliance
3rd 1969 Ibrahim Fikri III (1969)

Mahmood (1969-1972) Nik Hassan (1972-1974)

Alliance (1969-1973)

Barisan Nasional (1973-1974)

4th 1974 Wan Mokhtar I Barisan Nasional
5th 1978 Wan Mokhtar II Barisan Nasional
6th 1982 Wan Mokhtar III Barisan Nasional
7th 1986 Wan Mokhtar IV Barisan Nasional
8th 1990 Wan Mokhtar V Barisan Nasional
9th 1995 Wan Mokhtar VI Barisan Nasional
10th 1999 Abdul Hadi Barisan Alternatif
11th 2004 Idris Barisan Nasional
12th 2008 Ahmad Said I Barisan Nasional
13th 2013 Ahmad Said II (2014)

Ahmad Razif (2014-2018)

Barisan Nasional
14th 2018 Ahmad Samsuri I PAS (2018-2020)

Perikatan Nasional (2020-2023)

15th 2023 Ahmad Samsuri II Perikatan Nasional

References

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  1. ^ "Peranan dan Keahlian Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Terengganu State Assembly. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Pengenalan" (in Malay). Terengganu State Assembly. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Jawatankuasa Hak and Kebebasan Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Terengganu State Assembly. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Wang Negeri" (in Malay). Terengganu State Assembly. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
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