Opposition (Malaysia)

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The Opposition in Malaysia fulfils the same function as the official opposition in other Commonwealth of Nations monarchies. It is seen as the alternative government and the existing administration's main opponent at a general election.

The current Opposition Leader at a Federal level is Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and/or Lim Kit Siang.

Current State Opposition Leaders[edit]

Current State Opposition Leaders
as of 16 June 2015
Sortable table
State Legislative Assembly Name
Term Party Seats Popularity
Perlis Perlis State Legislative Assembly Chan Ming Kai
MLA for Indera Kayangan
(born 1980)
28 June 2013 PKR 2/15
Kedah Kedah State Legislative Assembly Amiruddin Hamzah
MLA for Anak Bukit
(born 1962)
23 June 2013 PAS 9/36
Kelantan Kelantan State Legislative Assembly Nozula Mat Diah
MLA for Paloh
(born 1957)
13 June 2013 BN (UMNO) 12/45
Terengganu Terengganu State Legislative Assembly Saiful Bahri Mamat
MLA for Paka
(born 1967)
16 June 2013 PAS 14/32 44.51%
Penang Penang State Legislative Assembly Jahara Hamid
MLA for Telok Ayer Tawar
(born 1951)
28 June 2013 BN (UMNO) 10/40
Perak Perak State Legislative Assembly Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin
MLA for Changkat Jering
(born 1957)
28 June 2013
PAS 5/59 ✱
To be announced DAP 18/59 ✱
Pahang Pahang State Legislative Assembly Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji
MLA for Mentakab
(born 1966)
1 July 2013 DAP 7/42
Selangor Selangor State Legislative Assembly Vacant
8 December 2014 BN (UMNO) 12/56
Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan
MLA for Batang Kali
(born 1971)
Opposition coordinator
Unrecognized position by State Assembly
25 March 2015
Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly Anthony Loke Siew Fook
MLA for Chennah
(born 1977)
17 June 2013 DAP 11/36
Malacca Malacca State Legislative Assembly Vacant 8 October 2013 DAP 6/28 22.98%
Johor Johor State Legislative Assembly Boo Cheng Hau
MLA for Skudai
(born 1964)
20 June 2013 DAP 13/56 18.50%
Sabah Sabah State Legislative Assembly Lajim Ukin
MLA for Klias
(born 1955)
19 June 2013 PKR 5/60
Sarawak Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Chong Chieng Jen
MLA for Kota Sentosa
(born 1971)
10 June 2013 DAP 11/71 20.05%
  • ✱ since the dissolution of Pakatan Rakyat: DAP had more seats from the last GE than PAS.

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