Perlis State Legislative Assembly

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Perlis State Legislative Assembly
Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Perlis
13th Perlis State Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded 1959
Leadership
Raja
Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Since 17 April 2000
Speaker
Hamdan Bahari, BNUMNO
Since 28 June 2013
Deputy Speaker
Khaw Hock Kong, BNMCA
Since 7 May 2014
Menteri Besar
Azlan Man, BNUMNO
Since 7 May 2013
Opposition Leader
Chan Ming Kai, PHPKR
Since 28 June 2013
Secretary
Ahmad Zakaria
Structure
Seats 15
Quorum: 5
Simple majority: 7
Two-thirds majority: 10
Perlis assembly.svg
Political groups

(As of 24 February 2016)
Government
     Barisan Nasional (13)

EXCO Members: 9
Backbenchers: 4
  •      UMNO (12)
  •      MCA (1)

Opposition
     Pakatan Harapan (1)

  •      PKR (1)

     PAS (1)
     Independent (0)

     Vacant (0)
Committees
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (15 single-member constituencies)
Last election
5 May 2013
Next election
on or before 28 August 2018
Meeting place
Perlis State Assembly Complex, Kangar, Perlis
Website
www.perlis.gov.my

The Perlis State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Perlis) is the state legislature of the Malaysian state of Perlis. It is a unicameral institution, consisting of a total of 15 lawmakers representing single-member constituencies throughout the state.

Members of the state legislature are called state assemblymen. The Assembly convenes at the Perlis State Assembly Complex in the state capital, Kangar.[1] It has 15 seats, making it the smallest state assembly in Malaysia.

Current composition[edit]

13 1 1
Barisan Nasional PAS PH

Seating arrangement[edit]

Vacant Vacant Vacant Bintong Kuala Perlis Mata Ayer
Sanglang Guar Sanji
Indera Kayangan Serjeant-at-Arm Beseri
Simpang Empat the Mace Sena State Financial Officer
Titi Tinggi Secretary Kayang State Legal Advisor
Chuping Santan State Secretary
Tambun Tulang Pauh
Speaker
Raja

Role[edit]

As the state's legislative body, the Perlis State Legislative Assembly's main function is to enact laws that apply to Perlis, known as enactments. The Speaker presides over the Assembly's proceedings, and works to maintain order during debates.

The state government's executive branch (known as the State Executive Council (EXCO), or Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri), including the Menteri Besar, are drawn from the Assembly. The Menteri Besar is ceremonially appointed by the Raja of Perlis 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.

Speakers Roll of Honour[edit]

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

No. Speaker Term start Term end
Mahmud Hashim 1978 1982
Fadzil Mahmood 9 September 1986 4 October 1990
Azib Saad 1999 2004
Che Sulaiman Shapie 2004 2008
Yazid Mat 28 April 2008 27 June 2013
Hamdan Bahari 28 June 2013 Incumbent

Perlis state election, 2013[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 May 2013 Perlis State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 15 13 86.67 -1
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 13 12 80.00 0
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 2 1 6.67 -1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 8 1 6.67 0
People's Justice Party PKR 6 1 6.67 +1
Democratic Action Party DAP 1 0 0.00 0
Independents IND 5 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 15 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Perlis's population '

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Perlis state election, 2008[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Perlis State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 15 14 93.33 0
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 13 12 80.00 0
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 2 2 13.33 0
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 12 1 6.67 0
People's Justice Party PKR 3 0 0.00 0
Independents IND 1 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 15 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Perlis's population '

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kompleks Dewan Undangan Negeri Perlis State Government

External links[edit]