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Malaysia

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (Male)
Year of birth
1949
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Roosme Hamzah (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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
See historical data for this field.
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.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
178
Total per sex
Total of male
199
Total of female
23
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
24
41-45
20
46-50
32
51-60
92
61-70
48
71-80
6
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
686
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
60
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.75%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
60
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.75%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
191
Number of women elected
31
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
13.96%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The distribution of seats according to sex includes the male Speaker who is not one of the 222 directly elected members
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
31

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
192
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
31
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (Male)
Date of election
16.07.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1957
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1957
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1957
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1959
Notes
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Malaysian Parliament Women's Caucus (2011-01)
Date of creation
01.2011
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Forum on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children, 24 November 2011, Parliament of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. - Awareness campaign in conjunction with the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children, 21 November 2011.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details