Malacca State Legislative Assembly

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Malacca State Legislative Assembly
Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka
13th Malacca State Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded 1959
Leadership
Yang di-Pertua Negeri
Mohd Khalil Yaakob, BNUMNO
Since 4 June 2004
Speaker
Othman Muhamad, BNUMNO
Since 21 April 2008
Deputy Speaker
Ab Wahab Ab Latip, BNUMNO
Since 1 July 2013
Chief Minister
Idris Haron, BNUMNO
Since 7 May 2013
Leader of the Opposition
Vacant
Since 8 October 2013
Secretary
Mohd Yusof Abu Bakar
Structure
Seats 28
Quorum: 9
Simple majority: 15
Two-thirds majority: 19
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Political groups

(As of 28 March 2016)
Government
     Barisan Nasional (21)

EXCO Members: 11
Backbenchers: 10
  •      UMNO (17)
  •      MCA (3)
  •      MIC (1)

Opposition
     Pakatan Harapan (5)

  •      DAP (5)

     PAS (1)
     Independent (1)

     Vacant (0)
Committees
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (28 single-member constituencies)
Last election
5 May 2013
Next election
on or before 1 September 2018
Meeting place
Seri Negeri Blok Laksamana.JPG
Blok Laksamana, Seri Negeri complex, Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
Website
www.melaka.gov.my
Former Malacca State Legislative Assembly building which is now the Democratic Government Museum.

The Malacca State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka) 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.

Current composition[edit]

21 5 1 1
Barisan Nasional Pakatan Harapan P
A
S
I
N
D

Role[edit]

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]

Speakers Roll of Honour[edit]

The following is the Speaker of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly Roll of Honour, since 1959:[3]

No. Speaker Term start Term end
1 Goh Kay Seng 23 May 1959 29 February 1964
2 Talib Karim 21 May 1964 5 October 1967
3 Mohd Abd. Rahman 20 November 1967 19 March 1969
4 Ahmad Manap 7 April 1971 11 June 1978
5 Abdul Aziz Tapa 15 September 1978 28 March 1982
6 Abdul Razak Alias 31 May 1982 19 July 1986
7 Abu Zahar Ithnin 4 August 1986 19 October 1994
8 Jaafar Lajis 25 October 1994 5 April 1995
9 Nasir Manap 8 June 1995 December 1999
10 Amid Nordin December 1999 March 2004
11 Mo'min Abd Aziz March 2004 April 2008
12 Othman Muhamad April 2008 Incumbent

Malacca state election, 2013[edit]

Melaka state election, 2013
Malacca
← 2008 5 May 2013 (2013-05-05)

All 28 seats in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
15 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Ali Rustam.jpg
Leader Mohd Ali Rustam
(as Melaka BN chairman)
Goh Leong San
Party Barisan Nasional Pakatan Rakyat
Leader's seat not running
(run in Bukit Katil, lost)
Duyong
Last election 23 seats, 82.1% 5 seats, 17.8%
Seats before 23 5
Seats won 21 7
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 201,228 174,232
Percentage 53.41% 46.24%

Chief Minister before election

Mohd Ali Rustam
Barisan Nasional

Chief Minister-designate

Idris Haron
Barisan Nasional

e • d Summary of the 5 May 2013 Malacca State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 28 21 75.00 -2
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 17 60.71 -1
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 3 10.71 -1
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 1 3.57 0
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 6 21.43 +1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 1 3.57 +1
People's Justice Party PKR 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 28 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Malacca's population '

Source:

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

Malacca state election, 2008[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Malacca State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 28 23 82.14 -3
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 18 64.29 0
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 4 14.29 -2
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 1 3.57 0
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 -1
Democratic Action Party DAP 5 17.86 +3
People's Justice Party PKR 0 0.00 0
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 28 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Malacca's population '

Source:

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

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ Senarai Yang di-Pertua Dewan Undangan Negeri

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