Women in the Dewan Rakyat

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There have been 83 women in the Dewan Rakyat since the establishment of the Parliament of Malaysia. In the 14th Malaysian Parliament, there are 32 female representatives, or 14.41% of the body.[1]

Women have had the right to both vote and sit in parliament since 1959 and all states and territories have been represented by a woman in the Dewan Rakyat.[2][3][4]

List of female members[edit]

This is a complete list of women who have served as members of the Dewan Rakyat, ordered by seniority. This list includes women who served in the past and who continue to serve in the present.[5][6]

Party Member Federal Constituency Year elected Year left Reason
Alliance (UMNO) Fatimah Hashim Jitra-Padang Terap 1959 1974 Retired
PMIP Khadijah Sidek Dungun 1959 1964 Defeated
Alliance (UMNO) Zainon Munshi Sulaiman Pontian Selatan 1959 1964 Retired
Sarawak Alliance
(BUMIPUTERA)
Ajibah Abol Nominated 1963 1969 Retired
Alliance (UMNO) Fatimah Abdul Majid Johore Bahru Timor 1964 1969 Transferred
Batu Pahat Dalam 1969 1974 Transferred
BN (UMNO) Semerah 1974 1978 Retired
Alliance (UMNO) Bibi Aishah Hamid Don Kulim Utara 1969 1974 Retired
BN (UMNO) Wan Zainab M. A. Bakar Sungei Patani 1974 1986 Retired
BN (UMNO) Tengku Noor Asiah Tengku Ahmad Tumpat 1974 1982 Retired
BN (UMNO) Oon Zariah Abu Bakar Kuala Kangsar 1974 1978 Retired
BN (MCA) Rosemary Chow Poh Kheng Selayang 1975 1978 Transferred
Ulu Langat 1978 1986 Retired
BN (UMNO) Aishah Ghani Kuala Langat 1974 1986 Retired
BN (UMNO) Yong Fatimah Mohd. Razali Kuala Kangsar 1978 1982 Retired
BN (UMNO) Rafidah Aziz Selayang 1978 1982 Transferred
Kuala Kangsar 1982 2013 Retired
BN (UMNO) Shariffah Dorah Syed Mohammed Semerah 1978 1986 Transferred
Parit Sulong 1986 1990 Retired
BN (UMNO) Zaleha Ismail Tanjong Karang 1982 1986 Transferred
Selayang 1986 1995 Transferred
Gombak 1995 2004 Retired
BN (UMNO) Rahmah Othman Selayang 1982 1986 Transferred
Shah Alam 1986 1990 Defeated
BN (UMNO) Napsiah Omar Kuala Pilah 1982 1995 Retired
BN (MCA) Teng Gaik Kwan Raub 1986 1999 Retired
BN (UMNO) Siti Zaharah Sulaiman Mentakab 1986 1995 Transferred
Paya Besar 1995 2008 Retired
BN (MCA) Ling Chooi Sieng Kluang 1986 1990 Transferred
Lumut 1990 1995 Retired
BN (UMNO) Siti Zainabon Abu Bakar Tebrau 1986 1999 Retired
BN (MCA) Lim Lay Hoon Padang Serai 1990 1999 Retired
S46 Ilani Isahak Kota Bharu 1990 1999 Retired
BN (UMNO) Rakibah Abdul Manap Shah Alam 1990 1995 Retired
BN (PBB) Rohani Abdul Karim Santubong 1990 2004 Transferred
Batang Lupar 2004 Serving
BN (UMNO) Ainon Khairiyah Mohd. Abas Parit 1995 1999 Retired
BN (MIC) G. Leelavathi Kapar 1995 1999 Retired
BN (MCA) Tan Yee Kew Klang 1995 2008 Not Contested
BN (UMNO) Seripah Noli Syed Hussin Sepang 1995 2004 Retired
BN (UMNO) Shahrizat Abdul Jalil Lembah Pantai 1995 2008 Defeated
BN (SAPP) Chua Soon Bui Tawau 1995 1999 Not Contested
BN (PBB) Sukinam Domo Batang Sadong 1995 2004 Retired
BN (UMNO) Mastika Junaidah Husin Arau 1999 2004 Retired
BN (MCA) Lim Bee Kau Padang Serai 1999 2008 Retired
KeADILan Wan Azizah Wan Ismail Permatang Pauh 1999 2008 Resigned
PKR
DAP Chong Eng Bukit Mertajam 1999 2013 Not Contested
BN (UMNO) Khamsiyah Yeop Gerik 1999 2004 Transferred
Lenggong 2004 2008 Retired
DAP Fong Po Kuan Batu Gajah 1999 2013 Retired
BN (MCA) Ng Yen Yen Raub 1999 2013 Retired
BN (MCA) Chew Mei Fun Petaling Jaya Utara 1999 2008 Defeated
BN (MIC) P. Komala Devi Kapar 1999 2008 Defeated
PH (DAP) Teresa Kok Suh Sim Seputeh 1999 Serving
BN (UMNO) Napsiah Omar Kuala Pilah 1999 2004 Retired
BN (UMNO) Robia Kosai Muar 1999 2004 Retired
BN (UMNO) Mashitah Ibrahim Baling 2004 2008 Retired
PAS Kalthom Othman Pasir Puteh 2004 2008 Retired
BN (GERAKAN) Tan Lian Hoe Bukit Gantang 2004 2008 Transferred
Gerik 2008 2013 Defeated
BN (UMNO) Noriah Kasnon Sungai Besar 2004 2016 Death
BN (UMNO) Rozaidah Talib Ampang 2004 2008 Retired
BN (UMNO) Azalina Othman Said Pengerang 2004 Serving
BN (MCA) Tan Ah Eng Gelang Patah 2004 2013 Retired
BN (UMNO) Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin Papar 2004 2018 Defeated
BN (UMNO) Azizah Mohd Dun Beaufort 2004 2008 Not Contested
Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS) Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff Rantau Panjang 2008 Serving
PH (PKR) Fuziah Salleh Kuantan 2008 Serving
PH (PKR) Zuraida Kamaruddin Ampang 2008 Serving
PH (DAP) Teo Nie Ching Serdang 2008 2013 Transferred
Kulai 2013 Serving
PAS Siti Mariah Mahmud Kota Raja 2008 2018 Not Contested
PH (AMANAH)
PAS Lo' Lo' Mohd Ghazali Titiwangsa 2008 2011 Death
PH (PKR) Nurul Izzah Anwar Lembah Pantai 2008 2018 Transferred
Permatang Pauh 2018 Serving
BN (UMNO) Noraini Ahmad Parit Sulong 2008 Serving
BN (UMNO) Halimah Mohd Sadique Tenggara 2008 2018 Transferred
Kota Tinggi 2018 Serving
BN (SAPP) (Chua Soon Bui) Tawau 2008 2013 Defeated
SAPP
BN (PBB) Nancy Shukri Batang Sadong 2008 Serving
BN (PBB) Norah Abdul Rahman Tanjong Manis 2008 2018 Not Contested
BN (PBS) Linda Tsen Thau Lin Batu Sapi 2010 2018 Defeated
PH (DAP) Kasthuriraani Patto Batu Kawan 2013 Serving
BN (UMNO) Mas Ermieyati Samsudin Masjid Tanah 2013 Serving
BN (UMNO) Normala Abdul Samad Pasir Gudang 2013 2018 Not Contested
BN (UMNO) (Azizah Mohd Dun) Beaufort 2013 Serving
BN (PBS) Mary Yap Kain Ching Tawau 2013 2018 Defeated
GPS (PBB) Rubiah Wang Kota Samarahan 2013 Serving
PH (DAP) Alice Lau Kiong Yieng Lanang 2013 Serving
PKR (Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) Permatang Pauh 2015 2018 Transferred
Pandan 2018 Serving
BN (UMNO) Mastura Mohd Yazid Kuala Kangsar 2016 Serving
PH (PKR) Nor Azrina Surip Merbok 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) June Leow Hsiad Hui Hulu Selangor 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) Maria Chin Abdullah Petaling Jaya 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) (Tan Yee Kew) Wangsa Maju 2018 Serving
PH (DAP) Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan Segambut 2018 Serving
PH (PPBM) Rina Harun Titiwangsa 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) Rosnah Aluai Tangga Batu 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) Natrah Ismail Sekijang 2018 Serving
PH (DAP) Yeo Bee Yin Bakri 2018 Serving
PH (DAP) Wong Shu Qi Kluang 2018 Serving
WARISAN Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis Kota Belud 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) (DAP) Noorita Sual Tenom 2018 Serving
PH (PKR) Christina Liew Chin Jin Tawau 2018 Serving
GPS (PBB) Hanifah Hajar Taib Mukah 2018 Serving

Proportion of women in the Dewan Rakyat[edit]

Parliament Number of
women members
Percentage of
women members
Total members
(including men)
1st 3 2.88% 104
1st
(after 1963)
4 2.52% 159
2nd 3 1.89% 159
2nd
(after 1965)
3 2.08% 144
3rd 3 2.08% 144
4th 5 3.25% 154
4th
(after 1975)
6 3.90% 154
5th 7 4.55% 154
6th 8 5.19% 154
7th 9 5.08% 177
8th 11 6.11% 180
9th 15 7.81% 192
10th 20 10.36% 193
11th 23 10.50% 219
12th 25 11.26% 222
12th
(after 2008)
24 10.81% 222
12th
(after 2010)
25 11.26% 222
12th
(after 2011)
24 10.81% 222
13th 23 10.36% 222
13th
(after 2015)
24 10.81% 222
13th
(after 2016)
23 10.36% 222
13th
(after 2016)
24 10.81% 222
14th 32 14.41% 222

Timeline[edit]

Hanifah Hajar TaibChristina Liew Chin JinNoorita SualIsnaraissah Munirah MajilisWong Shu QiYeo Bee YinNatrah IsmailRosnah AluaiRina HarunHannah YeohMaria Chin AbdullahLeow Hsiad HuiNor Azrina SuripMastura Mohd YazidAlice Lau Kiong YiengRubiah WangMary Yap Kain ChingNormala Abdul SamadMas Ermieyati SamsudinKasthuriraani PattoLinda TsenNorah Abdul RahmanNancy ShukriChua Soon BuiHalimah Mohd SadiqueNoraini AhmadNurul Izzah AnwarLo' Lo' Mohd GhazaliSiti Mariah MahmudSiti Mariah MahmudTeo Nie ChingZuraida KamaruddinFuziah SallehSiti Zailah Mohd YusoffAzizah Mohd DunAzizah Mohd DunRosnah ShirlinTan Ah EngAzalina Othman SaidRozaidah TalibNoriah KasnonTan Lian HoeKalthom OthmanMashitah IbrahimRobia KosaiNapsiah OmarTeresa KokP. Komala DeviChew Mei FunNg Yen YenFong Po KuanKhamsiyah YeopChong EngWan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan IsmailLim Bee KauMastika Junaidah HusinSukinam DomoChua Soon BuiShahrizat Abdul JalilSeripah Noli Syed HussinTan Yee KewTan Yee KewG. LeelavathiAinon Khairiyah Mohd. AbasRohani Abdul KarimRakibah Abdul ManapIlani IsahakLim Lay HoonSiti Zainabon Abu BakarLing Chooi SengSiti Zaharah SulaimanTeng Gaik KwanNapsiah OmarRahmah OthmanZaleha IsmailSharifah Dorah Syed MohammedRafidah AzizYong Fatimah Mohd. RazaliAishah GhaniRosemary Chow Poh KhengOon Zariah Abu BakarTengku Noor Asiah Tengku AhmadWan Zainab M. A. BakarBibi Aishah Hamid DonFatimah Abdul MajidAjibah AbolZainon Munshi SulaimanKhadijah SidekFatimah Hashim

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Meredith L. Weiss (17 October 2014). Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia. Routledge. pp. 354–. ISBN 978-1-317-62959-7.
  3. ^ Commonwealth Secretariat (1999). Women in Politics: Voices from the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Secretariat. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-85092-569-2.
  4. ^ Maznah Mohamad; Cecilia Ng; tan beng Hui (18 April 2006). Feminism and the Women's Movement in Malaysia: An Unsung (R)evolution. Routledge. pp. 213–. ISBN 978-1-134-18883-3.
  5. ^ "Representatives List of Members". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  6. ^ "Representatives Archive List of Members". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-08-04.