Dewan Negara

upper house of the Parliament of Malaysia

The Dewan Negara (Malay for Senate, literally State Assembly) is the upper house of the Parliament of Malaysia, consisting of 70 senators of whom 26 are elected by the state legislative assemblies.

Senate
Dewan Negara
14th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
3 years (up to 2 terms)
Leadership
Dr. Rais Yatim, PN-BERSATU
Since 2 September 2020
Vice President
Abdul Halim Abdul Samad, BN-UMNO
Since 18 April 2016
Secretary
Sujairi Abdullah
Since 25 February 2020
Structure
Seats70
March 2020 Dewan Negara composition.svg
Political groups
As of 14 September 2020

Government (44)

  •      UMNO (12)
  •      MCA (5)
  •      MIC (2)
  •      PBB (3)
  •      PDP (1)
  •      PRS (1)
  •      SUPP (1)

Confidence and supply (2)

  GERAKAN (1)
  Independent (1)

Opposition (20)

  WARISAN (1)
  UPKO (1)
  MAP (1)
  PEJUANG (1)
Vacant (4)
Committees
Elections
Indirect election and appointments
Meeting place
Dewan Negara chamber
Malaysian Houses of Parliament,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website
Official website

Two senators are elected for each state, while the other 44 are appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King), including four who are appointed to represent the federal territories.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Two independent senators hold ministerial portfolios.