State Legislative Assemblies of Malaysia
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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 of each far 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. After the March 2008 general election, the Barisan Nasional coalition were the majority party in eight states, while the opposition won five states. In February 2009, BN regained Perak after 3 Pakatan Rakyat assembly members defected.

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 Malaysia

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 Speaker Government Leader Opposition party / coalition Opposition Leader
Flag of Johor.svg Johor (14th) 56 3,348,283 59,791 PN Suhaizan Kayat[1] Ir. Hasni Mohammad PH Aminolhuda Hassan
Flag of Kedah.svg Kedah (14th) 36 1,947,651 54,101 PN Ahmad Kassim[2] Muhammad Sanusi Md. Nor PH TBA
Flag of Kelantan.svg Kelantan (14th) 45 1,539,601 34,213 PN[N 1] Abdullah Ya'kub[3] Ahmad Yakob N/A Vacant
Flag of Malacca.svg Malacca (14th) 28 821,110 29,325 PN Omar Jaafar

Abd Rauf Yusoh(disputed)

Sulaiman Md. Ali PH Adly Zahari
Flag of Negeri Sembilan.svg Negeri Sembilan (14th) 36 1,021,064 28,363 PH Zulkefly Mohamad Omar[4] Aminuddin Harun PN Mohamad Hasan
Flag of Pahang.svg Pahang (14th) 42 1,500,817 35,734 PN[N 2] Ishak Muhammad[5] Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail PH Chiong Yoke Kong
Flag of Penang (Malaysia).svg Penang (14th) 40 1,561,383 39,035 PH Law Choo Kiang[6] Chow Kon Yeow PN Muhamad Yusoff Mohd. Noor
Flag of Perak.svg Perak (14th) 59 2,352,743 39,877 PN Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid Ahmad Faizal Azumu[N 3][7] PH Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari
Flag of Perlis.svg Perlis (14th) 15 231,541 15,436 PN[N 4] Hamdan Bahari Azlan Man PH Asrul Nizan Abd. Jalil
Flag of Sabah.svg Sabah (15th) 60 3,206,742 53,446 WARISAN Syed Abas Syed Ali Mohd. Shafie Apdal PN Musa Aman
Flag of Sarawak.svg Sarawak (18th) 82 2,471,140 30,136 PN Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg PH Chong Chieng Jen
Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor (14th) 56 5,462,141 97,538 PH Ng Suee Lim[8] Amirudin Shari PN Rizam Ismail
Flag of Terengganu.svg Terengganu (14th) 32 1,035,977 32,374 PN[N 5] Yahaya Ali[9] Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar N/A Vacant

Lists of State Assembly Representatives in Malaysia


See also


  1. ^ PAS was still existed ruled in Kelantan even as Perikatan Nasional coalition was created with PPBM, BN and other parties.
  2. ^ BN was still existed ruled in Pahang even as Perikatan Nasional coalition was created with PPBM, PAS and other parties.
  3. ^ Ahmad Faizal Azumu previously was Pakatan Harapan Perak chairman before was switched to Perikatan Nasional after his party was withdraw from PH but retained as Menteri Besar Perak
  4. ^ BN was still existed ruled in Perlis even as Perikatan Nasional coalition was created with PPBM, PAS and other parties.
  5. ^ PAS was still existed ruled in Terengganu even as Perikatan Nasional coalition was created with PPBM, BN and other parties.


  1. ^ "Johor plans live broadcast of assembly proceedings - Metro News | The Star Online". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Melissa Darlyne, Chow (4 July 2018). "Ahmad Kassim elected as Kedah speaker". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Abdullah kekal Speaker DUN Kelantan". HM Online (in Malay). 2018-06-28. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Mat Kasim, Sarinah (2 July 2018). "Speaker DUN NS angkat sumpah". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "42 ADUN Pahang angkat sumpah jawatan | Astro Awani". (in Malay). Retrieved .
  6. ^ Nambiar, Predeep (2 August 2018). "Guan Eng, Saifuddin to make history in Penang assembly". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2018.
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  8. ^ "Ng Suee Lim sworn in as Selangor state Speaker - Nation | The Star Online". Retrieved .
  9. ^ Hussain, Radhuan. "Yahaya angkat sumpah Yang Dipertua DUN Terengganu". Utusan Online. Retrieved .

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