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Malaysia

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlimen (Parliament)
Chamber name
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1967-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Term
16.07.2018
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Roosme Hamzah (Female)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
223
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
222
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
1
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: the Speaker The Speaker may be elected either from among elected members of the House of Representatives or from among persons who are qualified for election to the House of Representatives. Any person elected as Speaker who is not a member of the House of Representatives shall, by virtue of holding his office, become a member of the House.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
222
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
190
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
32
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.41% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
293 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
30,723
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
104,857 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Zairil Khir Johari (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Tengku Razaleigh Tengku Hamzah (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 24 20 32 92 48 6 0 0
Total <= 45: 44 Total >= 46: 178
Male 0 0 19 19 29 80 46 6 0 0 199
Female 0 0 5 1 3 12 2 0 0 0 23
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger10.81%8.56%2.25%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger19.82%17.12%2.7%
Members for whom data is available
222

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.