Malacca State Legislative Assembly

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Malacca State Legislative Assembly
Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 28
21 / 28
7 / 28
Meeting place
Seri Negeri complex, Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh

The Malacca State Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Malaysian state of Malacca. It is composed of 28 members who are elected from single-member constituencies throughout the state. Elections are held no more than five years apart, along with elections to the federal parliament and other state assemblies (except Sarawak).

The State Legislative Assembly convenes at the Malacca State Secretariat Building, also known as the Seri Negeri in Ayer Keroh.


The Malacca State Legislative Assembly's main function is to enact laws that apply in the state. It is also the forum for members to voice their opinions on the state government's policies and implementation of those policies. Under the Privileges, Immunities and Powers Ordinance 1963, assemblymen are given the right to freely discuss current issues such as public complaints. On financial matters, the Assembly approves supply to the government and ensures that the funds are spent as approved and in the tax-payers' interest.[1]

The State Executive Council (EXCO) is appointed from members of the State Assembly. Led by the Chief Minister, it exercises executive power on behalf of the Governor and is responsible to the State Assembly.[2]

State EXCO[edit]

Malacca State EXCO[3]
Portfolio EXCO
Chief Minister
Finance, Land, Economy, Investment and Industrialisation, Religious affairs, Heritage, Youth development and Tourism
Idris Haron
Deputy Chief Minister I Norpipah Abdol
Deputy Chief Minister II Ghazale Muhamad
Health and sports development Ab Rahaman Ab Karim
Private sector affairs, Human resource and NGOs M.S. Mahadevan
Higher education, Science and Technology, Green technology and Innovations Md Yunos Husin
Public works, Public utilities, Transport and Project rehabilitation Abd Ghafaar Atan
Agriculture and Entrepreneur development Hasan Abd Rahman
Housing, Local government and Environment committee chairman. Ismail Othman
Communications, solidarity, Consumerism and Cooperatives committee. Latiff Tamby Chik
Women's Affairs, Family Development and Welfare Latipah Omar
State Secretary
State Legal Advisor
State Financial Officer

Current composition[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 May 2013 Malacca State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote +/– Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 201,228 53.41% Decrease 21 75.0 Decrease2
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 130,660 34.68% Decrease 17 60.0 Decrease2
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 50,115 13.30% Decrease 3 11.0 Steady
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) 5,975 1.59% Decrease 1 4.0 Steady
Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan) 11,016 2.92% Decrease 0 0.0 Steady
People's Progressive Party (PPP) 3,462 0.92% Decrease 0 0.0 Steady
Pakatan Rakyat: 174,232 46.24% Increase 7 25.0 Increase2
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 86,562 22.98% Increase 6 21.0 Increase1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 56,528 15.00% Decrease 1 4.0 Increase1
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 31,142 8.27% Increase 0 0.0 Steady
Independents and others 1,303 0.35% Increase 0 0.0 Steady
Independents 1,242 0.33% Increase 0 0.0 Steady
Malaysian People's Welfare Party (KITA) 61 0.02% Increase 0 0.0 Steady
Valid votes 376,763 '
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes ' ' Steady ' ' Steady
Registered voters ' '


See also[edit]


  1. ^ State Legislative Assembly Malacca State Government. Accessed 13 June 2010
  2. ^ The Executive Council (EXCO) Malacca State Government. Accessed 13 June 2010
  3. ^ State Committee (Portfolio) Malacca State Government

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