Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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 Negara (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
-

Notes: Parliamentary term: Continuous (Renewal takes place at various dates depending on the expiry of the senators' term. Each senator may serve a maximum of two three-year terms)

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1967
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate (Tuan Yang di-Pertua)
Speaker
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (Male)
Date of birth: 01 Feb 1946
Term
15 Jun 2023 to 14 Jun 2026
Additional information

Appointed on 19 June 2023 for a three-year term effective from 15 June 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary
Secretary General
Muhd Sujairi Abdullah (Male)
Term
22 Feb 2020
Notes

Appointed on 22 Feb. 2020

Members

Statutory number of members
70

Notes: Indirectly elected by the State Legislative Assemblies and appointed by the Head of State.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Indirectly elected members
26
Appointed members
44
Current number of members
61
Men
51
Women
10
Percentage of women
16.4%
Statutory number of members per country 
293
Population (in thousands)
33,574
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
57.3
(2021-11 - 2022-10)
Number of members, by age (2022-12)
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
Male 0 0 0 1 1 15 17 6 1 0 41
Female 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 10
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 1 1 20 22 6 1 0 51
Total <= 45: 1 Total >= 46: 50
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
2.0% 2% 0.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No