Malaysia

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House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Azhar Azizan Harun (Male)
Year of birth
1962
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Nizam Mydin bin Bacha Mydin (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 13 May 2020.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
189
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
33
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.86% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
55.89
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Parabakaran A/L M. Parameswaran (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
92
Oldest member
Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
40 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
182 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
189 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
33 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
21 See historical data for this field.
41-45
17 See historical data for this field.
46-50
27 See historical data for this field.
51-60
77 See historical data for this field.
61-70
65 See historical data for this field.
71-80
11 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
1 See historical data for this field.
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 2 21 17 27 77 65 11 1 1
Total <= 45: 40 Total >= 46: 182
Male 0 2 13 13 25 67 56 11 1 1 189
Female 0 0 8 4 2 10 9 0 0 0 33
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.9%0.9%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger10.36%6.76%3.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.02%12.61%5.41%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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
Women's Caucuses
Caucus name
Malaysian Parliament Women's Caucus (2011-2018)
Date of creation
01.2011
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The women's caucus ceased activity after the 2018 election.
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