Dewan Undangan Negeri


Dewan Undangan Negeri

The Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly) is the legislature of Malaysian states. There are 13 Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) in the country, corresponding with the 13 states in Malaysia. The DUN is comprised of the head of states (Sultan, Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Raja, or Yang di-Pertuan Besar), a Speaker, and elected members of the DUN. Members of the DUN comprises single-member elected representatives from state electorates (State Assembly Districts) during state elections. (For those elected in 2008, see State Seats Representatives, 12th Malaysian General Election.) The DUNs have powers to enact state laws as allowed by the Constitution of Malaysia. The DUN is also used to determine the executive branch of the government in each state. This is done using the plurality voting system, whereby, the political party forming the majority in the DUN will form the state government, and the party leader in the state will become chief minister. As of March 2008, eight state executive power are held by the Barisan Nasional coalition, while five are held by the opposition coalition.

The DUN is a unicameral legislature, unlike that of the Parliament of Malaysia, the national legislature, which is bicameral.

List of State Legislative Assemblies in Malaysia

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* Dewan Undangan Negeri Johor
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Kedah
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Kelantan
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Melaka
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Pahang
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Perlis
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Sembilan
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Terengganu
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak
* Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah

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