Selangor State Legislative Assembly

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Selangor State Legislative Assembly
Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Hannah YeohPakatan Rakyat - DAP
since June 21, 2013
Khalid IbrahimPakatan Rakyat - PKR
since March 8, 2008
Opposition Leader
Mohamad Shamsudin Lias, Barisan Nasional - UMNO
since June 21, 2013
Structure
Seats 56
Selangor Assembly seating plan.svg
44 / 56
12 / 56
Elections
Last election
5 May 2013
Meeting place
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building,
Shah Alam
Website
www.selangor.gov.my

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[edit]

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[edit]

Selangor State EXCO[2]
Portfolio EXCO
Menteri Besar
Land Development, Finance, State Economic Action Council and Islamic Affairs Committee Chairman
Khalid Ibrahim
Investment, Trade and Industry Committee Chairman Teresa Kok
Malay Customs, Infrastructure and Public Amenities and Youth and Sports Committee Chairman Ahmad Yunus Hairi
Agriculture Modernization, Natural Resources and Entrepreneurial Development Committee Chairman Yaakob Sapari
Welfare, Women's Affairs, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee Chairman Rodziah Ismail
Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Compassionate Government Committee Chairman Xavier Jayakumar
Education, Higher Education and Human Capital Development Committee Chairman Halimah Ali
Housing, Building Development and Squatters Committee Chairman Iskandar Abdul Samad
Local Government, Research and Development Committee Chairman Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew
Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment Committee Chairman Elizabeth Wong
New Village Development, Illegal Factory Settlement Committee Chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah
Non-representatives
State Secretary Khusrin Munawi
State Legal Advisor Zauyah T. Loth Khan
State Financial Officer Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman

Selcat[edit]

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[edit]

e • d 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 Organization (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[edit]

Selangor state election, 2013
Selangor
2008 ←
members
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
  Khalid Ibrahim announcing Ijok candidacy.jpg Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak 140x190.jpg
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[edit]

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