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Malaysia

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
S.A. Vigneswaran (Male)
Additional information
Appointed on 26 April 2016, re-appointed on 23 June 2017.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Riduan Rahmat (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
8 Sep. 2014 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
55
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
13
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.12% 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
Khairiah Mohamed (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
56
Total per sex
Total of male
44
Total of female
18
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
3
41-45
3
46-50
7
51-60
29
61-70
18
71-80
2
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 3 3 7 29 18 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 6 Total >= 46: 56
Male 0 0 2 2 6 21 11 2 0 0 44
Female 0 0 1 1 1 8 7 0 0 0 18
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 younger4.84%3.23%1.61%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger9.68%6.45%3.23%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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