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Selangor State Legislative Assembly

Selangor State Legislative Assembly
Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Hannah YeohPakatan Rakyat - DAP
since 21 June 2013
Azmin AliPakatan Rakyat - PKR
since 23 September 2014
Opposition Leader
Mohamad Shamsudin Lias, UMNO
since 21 June 2013
Structure
Seats 56
Selangor Assembly seating plan.svg
43 / 56
12 / 56
1 / 56
Elections
Last election
5 May 2013
Meeting place
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building,
Shah Alam
Website
.my.gov.selangordun

The Selangor State Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of the Malaysian state of Selangor. The State Assembly is composed of 56 members representing constituencies throughout the state. Elections are held no more than five years apart, and by Malaysian political convention, are conducted simultaneously with elections to the federal parliament and other state assemblies (except Sarawak).

It convenes at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in the capital Shah Alam. Since 2008, Assembly proceedings have been broadcast live on the internet.[1]

Role

As the state's legislative body, the Selangor State Legislative Assembly's main function is to enact laws that apply to Selangor, known as enactments. The Speaker presides over the Assembly's proceedings, and works to maintain order during debates. The present Speaker is Hannah Yeoh from the Democratic Action Party in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

The state government's executive branch (known as the State EXCO, or Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri), including the Menteri Besar, are drawn from the Assembly. The Menteri Besar is ceremonially appointed by the Sultan of Selangor on the basis that he is able to command a majority in the Assembly. The Menteri Besar then appoints members of the State EXCO drawing from members of the Assembly.

State EXCO

Selangor State EXCO[2]
Portfolio EXCO
Menteri Besar
Land Development, Finance, State Economic Action Council, Information Committee Chairman
Azmin Ali
Investment, Industry (SME) & Commerce, Transportation Committee Chairman Teng Chang Khim
Housing, Building Management, Urban Living Committee Chairman Iskandar Abdul Samad
Tourism, Environment, Green Technology, Consumerism Committee Chairman Elizabeth Wong
Local Government, New Village Development, Legalising of Factories Committee Chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah
Islamic Affairs, Malay Customs, Rural Development, Village Traditions Committee Chairman Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi
Education, Human Capital Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee Chairman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
Poverty, Compassionate Government, Plantation Workers Committee Chairman V. Ganabatirau
Health, Welfare, Women's and Family Affairs Committee Chairman Dr Daroyah Alwi
Youth Generation Development, Sports, Cultural, Entrepreneurship Development Committee Chairman Amirudin Shari
Infrastructure, Public Amenities and Agro-based Industry Committee Chairman Zaidy Abdul Talib
Non-representatives
State Secretary Khusrin Munawi
State Legal Advisor Nik Suhaimi Nik Sulaiman
State Financial Officer Noordin Sulaiman

Selcat

The Speaker also chairs the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat), a six-member panel consisting of state assemblymen which holds public hearings to investigate state issues.[3] Selcat was formed when Pakatan Rakyat came to power after the 2008 election.[4]

Current composition

 Summary of the 5 May 2013 Selangor State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Pakatan Rakyat: 1,050,971 44 78.6 Increase8
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 395,170 14 25.0 Steady
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 344,385 15 26.8 Increase7
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 311,416 15 26.8 Increase2
Barisan Nasional: 693,650 12 21.4 Decrease8
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 514,143 12 21.4 Decrease8
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 115,107 0 0.0 Steady
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) 34,932 0 0.0 Steady
Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan) 29,468 0 0.0 Steady
Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) 5,568 0 0.0 Steady
Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia (BERJASA) 1,014 0 0.0 Steady
Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (KITA) 688 0 0.0 Steady
Independents 10,427 0 0.0 Steady
Overall total 1,761,617 100 56 100 Steady

Source: My Undi[5]

2013 election results

Selangor state election, 2013

5 May 2013 (2013-05-05)

All 56 seats in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Najib Razak
(as Selangor BN chairman)
Party Pakatan Rakyat Barisan Nasional
Leader's seat Ijok
(ran in Port Klang, won)
not running
Last election 36 seats, 56.0% 20 seats, 43.8%
Seats before 34 21
Seats won 44 12
Seat change Increase8 Decrease8

Menteri Besar before election

Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Pakatan Rakyat

Menteri Besar-designate

Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Pakatan Rakyat

References

  1. ^ Selangor state assembly to go live The Star. 21 May 2008
  2. ^ Selangor State Government: EXCO
  3. ^ Historic SELCAT Public Hearing Hannah Yeoh. 24 March 2009
  4. ^ Selangor Assembly Passes Motion On Formation Of SELCAT On Last Day Bernama. 26 May 2008
  5. ^ [1]

External links

  • Official Website
  • Selangor State Government website
  • Selangor Government Multimedia Portal - View recordings of proceedings
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