Government of Selangor
|Kerajaan Negeri Selangor|
|Formed||31 August 1957|
|Annual budget||RM 870 million (2018)|
|Parent agency||Government of Malaysia|
The Selangor state government refers to the government authority of the Malaysian state of Selangor. The state government adheres to and is created by both the Malaysian federal Constitution, the supreme law of Malaysia, and the Constitution of the State of Selangor, the supreme law in Selangor. The government of Selangor is based in the state's capital city of Shah Alam.
The state government consists of only two branches - executive and legislative. The Selangor State Executive Council forms the executive branch, whilst the Selangor State Legislative Assembly is the legislature of the state government. Selangor's head of government is the Chief Minister. The state government does not have a judiciary branch, as Malaysia's judicial system is a federalised system operating uniformly throughout the country.
Head of government
The Menteri Besar is the head of government in Selangor. He is officially appointed by the Sultan, Selangor's head of state, on the basis of the latter's judgement that the former commands the confidence of the majority of the State Assemblymen in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. The Menteri Besar and his Executive Council shall be collectively responsible to Legislative Assembly. The Office of the Menteri Besar is situated inside Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam.
The current Menteri Besar of Selangor is Amirudin Shari of the People's Justice Party (PKR), which controls the most seats in the State Legislative Assembly among the Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties. Amirudin Shari was sworn in on 19 June 2018, after the 2018 State Election that saw the PH coalition retaining power in Selangor.
The Selangor State Executive Council forms the executive branch of the Selangor state government and is analogous in function to the Malaysian federal Cabinet. The Executive Council comprises the Menteri Besar, and between four and 10 other State Assemblymen from the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. Aside from these, three other ex officio members of the Executive Council are the State Secretary, the State Legal Adviser and the State Financial Officer.
|Name||Portfolio||Party||Constituency||Date of appointment|
|Amirudin Shari (Menteri Besar)||
||PKR||Sungai Tua||19 June 2018|
|Teng Chang Khim||
||DAP||Bandar Baru Klang||14 May 2018|
||DAP||Kota Kemuning||14 May 2018|
|Haniza Mohamed Talha||
||PKR||Lembah Jaya||14 May 2018|
|Ng Sze Han||
||DAP||Kinrara||14 May 2018|
|Shaharuddin Badaruddin (Death)||
||PKR||Seri Setia||14 May 2018–2 August 2018|
|Hee Loy Sian||
||PKR||Kajang||14 May 2018|
|Siti Mariah Mahmud||
||AMANAH||Seri Serdang||14 May 2018|
||AMANAH||Pandan Indah||14 May 2018|
|Abdul Rasid Ashari||
||PPBM||Selat Kelang||14 May 2018|
||PKR||Batu Tiga||19 June 2018|
The Selangor State Legislative Assembly is the legislative branch of the Selangor state government. The unicameral legislature consists of 56 seats that represent the 56 state constituencies within Selangor, with each constituency being represented by an elected State Assemblyman. The Legislative Assembly convenes at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam.
The legislature has a maximum mandate of five years by law and follows a multi-party system; the ruling party (or coalition) is elected through a first-past-the-post system. The Sultan may dissolve the legislature at any time and usually does so upon the advice of the Menteri Besar.
A Speaker is elected by the Legislative Assembly to preside over the proceedings and debates of the legislature. The Speaker may or may not be an elected State Assemblyman; in the case of the latter, the elected Speaker shall become a member of the Legislative Assembly additional to the elected State Assemblymen already in the legislature.
Departments, agencies and statutory bodies
- Menteri Besar of Selangor
- Local governments in Selangor
- Elections in Selangor
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