Kedah State Legislative Assembly

The Kedah State Legislative Assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri Kedah) is the state legislature of the Malaysian state of Kedah. It is a unicameral institution, consisting of a total of 36 lawmakers representing single-member constituencies throughout the state.

Kedah State Legislative Assembly

Dewan Undangan Negeri Kedah
ديوان اوندڠن نڬري قدح
14th Kedah State Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded1959
Preceded byKedah State Council (3 August 1905–31 March 1959)
Leadership
Sultan
Speaker
Ahmad Kassim, PH-PKR
since 4 July 2018
Deputy Speaker
Juhari Bulat, PH-BERSATU
since 4 July 2018
Mukhriz Dr. Mahathir, PH-BERSATU
since 11 May 2018
Opposition Leader
Muhammad Sanusi Md. Nor, GS-PAS
since 25 Jun 2018
Secretary
Iqbal Ahmad
Structure
Seats36
Quorum: 12
Simple majority: 19
Two-thirds majority: 24
Political groups
(As of 7 December 2018)

Government:
     Pakatan Harapan (19)

Opposition:
     PAS (15)
     Barisan Nasional (2)

  •      UMNO (2)
Committees
Elections
Plurality: First-past-the-post (36 single-member constituencies)
Last election
9 May 2018
Next election
4 September 2023 or earlier
Meeting place
Wisma Darul Aman, Alor Setar, Kedah
Website
mmk.kedah.gov.my

Members of the unicameral state legislature are called state assemblymen. The Legislative Assembly building is located at the Wisma Darul Aman in the state capital, Alor Setar.

Current composition

PH GS BN
19 15 2
7 6 4 2 15 2
PKR BERSATU AMANAH DAP PAS UMNO
No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party) Post
PH 19 | GS 15 | BN 2
N1Ayer HangatJuhari BulatPH (BERSATU) Deputy Speaker
N2KuahMohd Firdaus AhmadPH (BERSATU) EXCO member
N3Kota SiputehSalmee SaidPH (AMANAH) EXCO member
N4Ayer HitamAzhar IbrahimGS (PAS) N/A
N5Bukit Kayu HitamHalimaton Shaadiah SaadPH (BERSATU) EXCO member
N6JitraMukhriz MahathirPH (BERSATU) Menteri Besar
N7Kuala NerangMunir @ Mohamad Yusoff ZakariaGS (PAS) N/A
N8PeduMohd Radzi Md AminGS (PAS)
N9Bukit LadaSalim MahmoodGS (PAS)
N10Bukit PinangRomani Wan SalimGS (PAS)
N11DergaTan Kok YewPH (DAP) EXCO member
N12Suka MenantiZamri YusufPH (PKR) EXCO member
N13Kota Darul AmanTeh Swee LeongPH (DAP) N/A
N14Alor MengkuduPhahrolrazi Mohd ZawawiPH (AMANAH)
N15Anak BukitAmiruddin HamzahPH (BERSATU)
N16Kubang RotanMohd Asmirul Anuar ArisPH (AMANAH) EXCO member
N17Pengkalan KundorIsmail SallehPH (AMANAH) EXCO member
N18TokaiMohd Hayati OthmanGS (PAS) N/A
N19Sungai TiangSuraya YaacobBN (UMNO)
N20Sungai LimauMohd Azam Abd SamatGS (PAS)
N21Guar ChempedakKu Abd Rahman Ku Ismail [N 1][1][2]PH (BERSATU)
N22GurunJohari AbdulPH (PKR)
N23BelantekMad Isa ShafieGS (PAS)
N24JeneriMuhammad Sanusi Md NorGS (PAS) Opposition Leader
N25Bukit SelambauSummugam RengasamyPH (PKR) EXCO member
N26Tanjong DawaiHanif GhazaliGS (PAS) N/A
N27Pantai MerdekaAhmad Fadzli HashimGS (PAS)
N28Bakar ArangOoi Tze MinPH (PKR) EXCO member
N29SidamRobert Ling Kui EePH (PKR) N/A
N30BayuAbd Nasir IdrisGS (PAS)
N31KupangNajmi AhmadGS (PAS)
N32Kuala KetilMansor ZakariaGS (PAS)
N33Merbau PulasSiti Aishah GhazaliGS (PAS)
N34LunasAzman NasrudinPH (PKR) EXCO member
N35KulimYeo Keng ChuanPH (PKR) N/A
N36Bandar BaharuNorsabrina Mohd NoorBN (UMNO)

Seating arrangement

Role

The Kedah State Legislative Assembly's main function is to enact laws that apply in the state. It is also the forum for members to voice their opinions on the state government's policies and implementation of those policies. Under the law, assemblymen are given the right to freely discuss current issues such as public complaints. On financial matters, the Assembly approves supply to the government and ensures that the funds are spent as approved and in the tax-payers' interest.

The State Executive Council (EXCO) is appointed from members of the State Assembly. Led by the Menteri Besar, it exercises executive power on behalf of the Sultan and is responsible to the Assembly.

Speakers Roll of Honour

The following is the Speaker of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly Roll of Honour, since 1959:

No.SpeakerTerm startTerm end
1Ahmad Tunku Ismail20 May 195928 February 1964
2Syed Omar Syed Abdullah Shahabudin25 April 19647 December 1967
3Salleh Ishak10 May 196930 July 1974
4Abdullah Ismail27 October 197411 June 1978
26 July 197812 February 1981
5Shaari Abu Bakar22 April 198218 July 1986
6Seroji Haron3 August 19864 October 1990
(4)Abdullah Ismail27 October 19901995
7Zainol Md Isa5 June 199531 July 1998
8Badruddin Amiruldin26 December 19992004
9Md Rozai Safian20042008
10Abdul Isa Ismail20082013
(9)Md Rozai Safian20132018
11Ahmad Kassim2018Incumbent

Election pendulum

The 14th General Election witnessed 18 governmental seats and 18 non-governmental seats filled the Kedah State Legislative Assembly. The government side has 1 safe seat and 3 fairly safe seats. However, none of the non-government side has safe and fairly safe seat.

GOVERNMENT SEATS
Marginal
Kota SiputehSalmee SaidAMANAH38.52
Alor MengkuduPhahrolrazi ZawawiAMANAH39.75
KulimYeo Keng ChuanPKR41.55
Bukit Kayu HitamHalimahton Shaadiah SaadBERSATU41.72
Anak BukitIr. Amiruddin HamzahBERSATU42.21
Pengkalan KundorDr. Ismail SallehAMANAH42.58
Ayer HangatJohari BulatBERSATU42.89
Bukit SelambauSummugam RengasamyPKR45.11
GurunJohari AbdulPKR47.32
Kubang RotanMohd. Asmirul Anuar ArisAMANAH48.67
KuahMohd. Firdaus AhmadBERSATU49.05
DergaTan Kok YewDAP50.79
Suka MenantiZamri YusufPKR53.35
JitraMukhriz Dr. MahathirBERSATU55.58
Fairly safe
LunasAzman NasrudinPKR57.62
SidamRobert Ling Kui EePKR58.09
Bakar ArangSimon Ooi Tze MinPKR58.21
Safe
Kota Darul AmanTeh Swee LeongDAP69.99
NON-GOVERNMENT SEATS
Marginal
Bandar BaharuNorsabrina Mohd. NoorUMNO34.43
Merbau PulasSiti Aishah GhazaliPAS34.57
Guar ChempedakDr. Ku Abdul Rahman Ku IsmailUMNO35.30
Tanjong DawaiHanif GhazaliPAS35.37
Ayer HitamAzhar IbrahimPAS36.71
Sungai TiangSuraya YaacobUMNO38.39
Bukit LadaSalim MahmoodPAS38.85
PeduMohd. Radzi Md. AminPAS43.13
Bukit PinangWan Romani Wan SalimPAS43.57
BayuAbd. Nasir IdrisPAS43.70
Kuala KetilMansor ZakariaPAS44.09
Kuala NerangMohamad Yusoff ZakariaPAS45.61
Pantai MerdekaAhmad Fadzli HashimPAS45.62
KupangNajmi AhmadPAS45.64
JeneriMuhammad Sanusi Md. NorPAS46.31
BelantekMad Isa ShafiePAS50.52
TokaiDr. Mohd. Hayati OthmanPAS52.33
Sungai LimauMohd. Azam Abd. SamatPAS53.01

Notes

  1. Ku Abd Rahman Ku Ismail contested the general election as a Barisan Nasional (UMNO) candidate, quitted UMNO on 12 November 2018.

See also

References

  1. "ADUN Guar Chempedak umum keluar UMNO". Berita Harian (in Malay). 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. "ADUN Guar Chempedak sertai Bersatu, nafi khianati rakyat". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
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