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.

Parliament of Malaysia[edit]

This is the list of current Leaders of Opposition in the Parliament of Malaysia:

House Portrait Name
Political Party Term
Dewan Negara Vacant N/A N/A
Dewan Rakyat Wan Azizah 2.jpg Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
MP for Permatang Pauh
(born 1952)
PKR 18 May 2015
1 year, 160 days

State Legislative Assemblies[edit]

This is the list of current Leaders of Opposition in the Legislative Assemblies of the Malaysian states:

Current State Opposition Leaders
as of 12 April 2016
State Legislative Assembly Portrait Name
Political Party Term
Perlis Perlis State Legislative Assembly Chan Ming Kai
MLA for Indera Kayangan
(born 1980)
PKR 28 June 2013
3 years, 119 days
Kedah Kedah State Legislative Assembly Amiruddin Hamzah
MLA for Anak Bukit
(born 1962)
PAS 23 June 2013
3 years, 124 days
Kelantan Kelantan State Legislative Assembly Nozula Mat Diah
MLA for Paloh
(born 1957)
BN (UMNO) 13 June 2013
3 years, 134 days
Terengganu Terengganu State Legislative Assembly Saiful Bahri Mamat
MLA for Paka
(born 1967)
PAS 16 June 2013
3 years, 131 days
Penang Penang State Legislative Assembly Jahara Hamid
MLA for Telok Ayer Tawar
(born 1951)
BN (UMNO) 28 June 2013
3 years, 119 days
Perak Perak State Legislative Assembly Datuk Seri Ir Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.jpg Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin
MLA for Changkat Jering
(born 1957)
AMANAH 28 June 2013
3 years, 119 days
Pahang Pahang State Legislative Assembly Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji
MLA for Mentakab
(born 1966)
DAP 1 July 2013
3 years, 116 days
Selangor Selangor State Legislative Assembly Vacant
BN (UMNO) 8 December 2014
1 year, 322 days
Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan
MLA for Batang Kali
(born 1971)
Opposition coordinator
Unrecognized position by State Assembly
25 March 2015
1 year, 214 days
Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly Anthony Loke Siew Fook
MLA for Chennah
(born 1977)
DAP 17 June 2013
3 years, 130 days
Malacca Malacca State Legislative Assembly Vacant DAP 8 October 2013
3 years, 17 days
Johor Johor State Legislative Assembly Gan Peck Cheng
MLA for Penggaram
(born 1966)
DAP 27 October 2015
364 days
Sabah Sabah State Legislative Assembly Lajim Ukin
MLA for Klias
(born 1955)
PKR 19 June 2013
3 years, 128 days
Sarawak Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Chong Chieng Jen during Malaysian GE 13.jpg Chong Chieng Jen
MLA for Kota Sentosa
(born 1971)
DAP 10 June 2013
3 years, 137 days

See also[edit]