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Perak State Legislative Assembly

Perak State Legislative Assembly
Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak
Coat of arms or logo
Yang di-Pertua Speaker
Seats 59
Perak Assembly seating plan.svg
31 / 59
28 / 59
Last election
5 May 2013
Meeting place
Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan,

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 districts 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 State Secretariat Building in the capital Ipoh.


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.

State EXCO

Perak State EXCO[2]
Portfolio EXCO
Menteri Besar
Chairman of the Religion, Finance, Security, Land, Natural Resources, Economic Planning, Public Transport and Non-Islamic Affairs
Zambry Abdul Kadir
Timbalan Menteri Besar
Chairman of Rural Development, Agricultural, Agriculture, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
Saarani Mohammad
Chairman of Industry, Investment and Development Corridor Mohammad Zahid Abdul Khalid
Chairman of Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin
Chairman of the Committee of Women, Family Welfare and National Integration Rusnah Kassim
Chairman of the Consumer Affairs, Human Resources, Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Shamsudin Abu Hassan
Chairman of Islamic Education, Personality Development, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Mohd Nizar Zakaria
Chairman of the Health, Tourism and Culture Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi
Chairman of the Education and Higher Education, Science, Environment and Green Technology Mohd Amin Zakaria
Chairman of Youth, Sports, Communication and Multimedia Shahrul Zaman Yahya

Current composition

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 has since been forcibly removed from power.[3]

Current composition by political affiliation

Popular vote

  Barisan Nasional (44.71%)
  Pakatan Rakyat (54.48%)
  Others (0.81%)
31 28
Barisan Nasional Pakatan Rakyat
Barisan Nasional: 31
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 30
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 1
Pakatan Rakyat: 28
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 5
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 18
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 5
Overall total 59

2013 Election results

 Summary of the 5 May 2013 Perak State Assembly Malaysian general election, 2013
Candidate Vote % vote Seat % seat +/–
Negeri Perak
Barisan Nasional (BN): 60 506,947 44.71 31 52.54 Decrease24
Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu (UMNO) 34 30 50.84 Decrease7
Persatuan Cina Malaysia (MCA) 17 1 1.69 Decrease8
Kongres India Se-Malaysia (MIC) 4 0 0.00 Decrease4
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) 4 0 0.00 Decrease4
Parti Progresif Rakyat (PPP) 1 0 0.00 Decrease1
Pakatan Rakyat: 59 625,710 54.48 28 47.46 Increase24
Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) 21 5 8.47 Increase6
Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) 18 18 30.51 Increase11
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 20 5 8.47 Increase7
Independent (and others) 25 9,122 0.08 0 0.00 Steady
Total 144 1,141,779 100.00 59 100.00 Steady

2013 election results

Perak state election, 2013

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[4] 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

See also


  1. ^ Sejarah Dewan Negeri dan Majlis Mseyuarat Kerajaan (in Malay)
  2. ^ Perak State Government: Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan
  3. ^ Showdown over Speaker’s seat in Perak The Star. 8 May 2009
  4. ^ Thomas, Tommy (10 May 2013). "BN is effectively a minority government".  

External links

  • Bahagian Dewan Negeri dan Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Perak (Malay)
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