Selangor State Legislative Assembly

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Selangor State Assembly
Malay: Dewan Negeri Selangor
13th Selangor State Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded 8 July 1959
Leadership
Sultan
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
Since 22 November 2001
Speaker
Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan, PHDAP
Since 21 June 2013
Deputy Speaker
Mohd Shafie Ngah, PAS
Since 24 November 2014
Menteri Besar
Mohamed Azmin Ali, PHPKR
Since 23 September 2014
Opposition Leader
Vacant
Since 8 December 2014
Structure
Seats 56
Quorum: 19
Simple majority: 29
Two-thirds majority : 37
Political groups

(As of 24 February 2016)
Government
     Pakatan Harapan (29)

EXCO Members: 8
Backbenchers: 22

     PAS, out of PH coalition (13)

EXCO Members: 3
Backbenchers: 10

Opposition
     Barisan Nasional (12)

  •      UMNO (12)

     Independent (2)

     Vacant (0)
Committees
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (56 single-member constituencies)
Last election
5 May 2013
Next election
on or before 21 August 2018
Meeting place
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building.jpg
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building, Shah Alam, Selangor
Website
dewan.selangor.gov.my

The Selangor State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Negeri Selangor) is the unicameral state legislature of the Malaysian state of Selangor. The State Assembly is composed of 56 members representing single-member constituencies throughout the state. Elections are held no more than five years apart, and by Malaysian political convention, are conducted simultaneously with elections to the federal parliament and other state assemblies (except Sarawak).

It convenes at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in the capital Shah Alam. Since 2008, Assembly proceedings have been broadcast live on the internet.[1]

Current composition[edit]

29 13 12 2
PH PAS BN I
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Seating arrangement*[edit]

Kota Alam Shah Sultan Kota Damansara
Kuala Kubu Bharu Taman Templer State Secretary Speaker Permatang Hulu Bernam Sungai Panjang
Teratai Sementa State Legal Advisor Bukit Antarabangsa Secretary Vacant Semenyih Dengkil Batang Kali
Sungai Pelek Batu Caves State Financial Officer Sungai Pinang the Mace Sungai Burong Kuang Bukit Melawati Vacant
Seri Serdang Selat Klang Seri Setia Chempaka Jeram Lembah Jaya Sungai Air Tawar Vacant
Batu Tiga Sijangkang Bukit Lanjan Sergeant-at-Arms Pelabuhan Klang Meru Subang Jaya
Vacant Kota Anggerik Seri Kembangan Bukit Gasing Bangi Vacant
Vacant Seri Andalas Kajang Sekinchan Sabak Dusun Tua Vacant
Taman Medan Kampung Tunku Hulu Kelang Sri Muda
Rawang Kinrara Ijok Tanjong Sepat Damansara Utama
Paya Jaras Balakong Gombak Setia Pandamaran Morib Teluk Datuk
  • The seating arrangement is viewable at the official website.[2]

Role[edit]

As the state's legislative body, the Selangor State Legislative Assembly's main function is to enact laws that apply to Selangor, known as enactments. The Speaker presides over the Assembly's proceedings, and works to maintain order during debates. The present Speaker is Hannah Yeoh from the Democratic Action Party in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

The state government's executive branch (known as the State Executive Council (EXCO), or Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri), including the Menteri Besar, are drawn from the Assembly. The Menteri Besar is ceremonially appointed by the Sultan of Selangor on the basis that he is able to command a majority in the Assembly. The Menteri Besar then appoints members of the State EXCO drawing from members of the Assembly.

Selcat[edit]

The Speaker also chairs the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat), a six-member panel consisting of state assemblymen which holds public hearings to investigate state issues.[3] Selcat was formed when Pakatan Rakyat came to power after the 2008 election.[4]

Selangor state election, 2013[edit]

Selangor state election, 2013
Selangor
2008 ←
5 May 2013 (2013-05-05) → Next
outgoing members ←

All 56 seats in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Khalid Ibrahim announcing Ijok candidacy.jpg Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak 140x190.jpg
Leader Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Najib Razak
(as Selangor BN chairman)
Party Pakatan Rakyat Barisan Nasional
Leader's seat Ijok
(ran in Port Klang, won)
not running
Last election 36 seats, 56.0% 20 seats, 43.8%
Seats before 34 21
Seats won 44 12
Seat change Increase8 Decrease8

Menteri Besar before election

Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Pakatan Rakyat

Menteri Besar-designate

Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Pakatan Rakyat

e • d Summary of the 5 May 2013 Selangor State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
People's Justice Party PKR 14 25.00 -1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 15 26.79 +7
Democratic Action Party DAP 15 26.79 +2
National Front[a] BN 56 12 21.43 -8
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 12 21.43 -6
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 0 0.00 -2
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 -4
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 0 0.00 -3
Independents IND 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) ' 100.00 56 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters '
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) '
Selangor's population '

Source:

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

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