A state legislative assembly (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri, DUN; also known simply as state assembly) is the legislative branch of the state governments in each of the 13 Malaysian states. Members of a state legislative assembly comprises elected representatives from single-member constituencies during state elections through the first-past-the-post system.

The assemblies have powers to enact state laws as provided for by the Constitution of Malaysia. The majority party in each assembly forms the state government, and the leader of the majority party becomes Menteri Besar (for states with hereditary rulers) or Chief Minister (for states without hereditary rulers) of the state.

The state legislative assemblies are unicameral, unlike the bicameral Parliament of Malaysia. The hereditary rulers or Yang di-Pertua Negeri (governors) are vested with powers to dissolve their respective state legislative assemblies on the advice of the menteri besar or chief minister. Once dissolved, elections must be carried out within an interim period of sixty (60) days. Usually, state elections are held simultaneously with the federal parliamentary elections, with the exception of Sarawak, Sabah, Melaka and Johor.

List of state legislative assemblies in Malaysia

The list excludes Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan as Federal Territories do not have state legislative assemblies and are governed directly by the federal government under the Ministry of Federal Territories together with local authorities, namely the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Putrajaya Corporation and Labuan Corporation respectively.

State (and Assembly) Seats (2018) Population (2020) Population/seat Governing party / coalition Government Leader Speaker Opposition party / coalition Opposition Leader
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Johor (15th)
56 4,009,670 71,601 BN Onn Hafiz Ghazi Mohd Puad Zarkashi[1] PH Andrew Chen Kah Eng
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Kedah (14th)
36 2,131,427 59,206 PN Muhammad Sanusi Md. Nor Juhari Bulat[2] PH Vacant
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Kelantan (14th)
45 1,792,501 39,833 PN Ahmad Yakob Abdullah Ya'kub[3] BN Md. Alwi Che Ahmad
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Malacca (15th)
28 998,428 35,658 BN+PH Sulaiman Md. Ali Ibrahim Durum PN Mohd Yadzil Yaakub
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Negeri Sembilan (14th)
36 1,199,974 33,333 PH Aminuddin Harun Zulkefly Mohamad Omar[4] BN Mohamad Hasan
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Pahang (15th)
42 1,591,295 37,888 BN+PH Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin PN Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man
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Penang (14th)
40 1,740,405 43,510 PH Chow Kon Yeow Law Choo Kiang[5] BN Muhamad Yusoff Mohd. Noor
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Perak (15th)
59 2,496,041 42,306 BN+PH Saarani Mohammad Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid PN Razman Zakaria
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Perlis (15th)
15 284,885 18,992 PN Mohd Shukri Ramli Rus’sele Eizan PH Gan Ay Ling
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Sabah (16th)
73 3,418,785 46,833 GRS Hajiji Noor Kadzim M. Yahya WARISAN Shafie Apdal
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Sarawak (19th)
82 2,453,677 29,923 GPS Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar PSB Wong Soon Koh
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Selangor (14th)
56 6,994,423 124,900 PH Amirudin Shari Ng Suee Lim[6] BN Rizam Ismail
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Terengganu (14th)
32 1,149,440 35,920 PN Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar Yahaya Ali[7] BN Ahmad Said

Lists of State Assembly Representatives in Malaysia

State Assembly constituencies (marked in blue border) in peninsular Malaysia for 2018-23 session.
State Assembly constituencies (marked in blue border) in peninsular Malaysia for 2018-23 session.
By party affiliation.
By party affiliation.


See also


State legislative assembly constituencies in Sabah and Sarawak, by party affiliation.
State legislative assembly constituencies in Sabah and Sarawak, by party affiliation.


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  3. ^ "Abdullah kekal Speaker DUN Kelantan". HM Online (in Malay). 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  4. ^ Mat Kasim, Sarinah (2 July 2018). "Speaker DUN NS angkat sumpah". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 4 July 2018.
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