Perak State Legislative Assembly

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Perak State Legislative Assembly
Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak
13th Perak State Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded 21 July 1959
Leadership
Sultan
Speaker
S. Thangeswary, BNMIC
Since 9 August 2016
Deputy Speaker
Nasarudin Hashim, BNUMNO
Since 28 June 2013
Menteri Besar
Zambry Abdul Kadir, BNUMNO
Since 7 May 2013
Opposition Leader
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, PHAmanah
Since 28 June 2013
Secretary
Shahrul Azam Shaari
Since 13 January 2016
Structure
Seats 59
Quorum: 20
Simple majority: 30
Two-thirds majority: 39
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Political groups

(As of 24 February 2016)
Government
     Barisan Nasional (31)

EXCO Members: 11
Backbenchers: 20
  •      UMNO (30)
  •      MCA (1)

Opposition
     Pakatan Harapan (24)

     PAS (4)
     Independent (0)

     Vacant (0)
Committees
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (59 single-member constituencies)
Last election
5 May 2013
Next election
on or before 28 August 2018
Meeting place
Perak Darul Ridzuan Building, Ipoh, Perak
Website
www.perak.gov.my

The Perak State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak) is the unicameral state legislature of the Malaysian state of Perak. It is composed of 59 members representing 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 Assembly convenes at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building in the state capital, Ipoh.

Current composition[edit]

Current composition by political affiliation[edit]

31 24 4
Barisan Nasional PH PAS
Seats
Barisan Nasional: 31
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 30
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 1
Opposition: 28
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 18
People's Justice Party (PKR) 5
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 4
National Trust Party (Amanah) 1
Overall total 59

Role[edit]

The Perak State Legislative Assembly enacts laws that apply in Perak. It must hold at least three sittings a year and table a budget in March and late October or early November.[1] The Speaker presides over sittings in the Assembly and ensures order during debates. The present Speaker is Dato' Sri Devamany S. Krishnasamy.

The majority party or coalition in the Assembly forms the state government, led by the Menteri Besar. He appoints the state executive council, or EXCO (Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan), drawing from members of the Assembly.

Perak state election, 2013[edit]

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

All 59 seats in the Perak State Legislative Assembly
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Zambry Abdul Kadir Nizar Jamaluddin
Party Barisan Nasional Pakatan Rakyat
Leader's seat Pangkor Pasir Panjang
(ran in Changkat Jering, won)
Last election 28 seats, 46.1% 31 seats, 51.1%
Seats before 28 27
Seats won 31 28
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 506,947[2] 625,710
Percentage 44.71% 54.48%
Swing Decrease1.3% Increase3.3%

Menteri Besar before election

Zambry Abdul Kadir
Barisan Nasional

Menteri Besar-designate

Zambry Abdul Kadir
Barisan Nasional

e • d Summary of the 5 May 2013 Perak State Assembly Malaysian general election, 2013
Candidate Vote % vote Seat % seat +/–
Negeri Perak
Barisan Nasional (BN): 59 506,947 44.40 31 52.54 Increase3
Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu (UMNO) 36 30 50.84 Increase3
Persatuan Cina Malaysia (MCA) 15 1 1.69 Steady
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) 4 0 0.00 Steady
Kongres India Se-Malaysia (MIC) 3 0 0.00 Steady
Parti Progresif Rakyat (PPP) 1 0 0.00 Steady
Pakatan Rakyat: 59 625,710 54.80 28 47.46 Decrease3
Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) 18 18 30.51 Steady
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 20 5 8.47 Decrease2
Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) 21 5 8.47 Decrease1
Independent (and others) 25 9,122 0.80 0 0.00 Steady
Total 144 1,141,779 100.00 59 100.00 Steady

Perak state election, 2008[edit]

The following is the results of the 2008 state assembly elections. Three Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen have since quit their parties to become independents caucusing with Barisan Nasional, triggering the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis. The Pakatan Rakyat government formed after the election then been removed from power.[3]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Perak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 59 28 47.46 -24
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 27 45.76 -7
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 1 1.69 -9
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 -4
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 0 0.00 -4
People's Progressive Party PPP 0 0.00 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 18 30.51 +11
People's Justice Party PKR 7 11.86 +7
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 6 10.17 +6
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 59 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Perak's population '

Source:

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

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