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Melaka State Legislative Assembly


 

The State Legislative Assembly consist of the Governor as Head of the State, the Speaker of the House and the Legislative Assembly. The assembly comprise of 28 elected members in accordance the provisions of the Federal Constitution.

The Yang di-Pertua Negeri shall from time to time summon the Legislative Assembly to a sitting. He may address the Assembly. The Legislative Assembly unless sooner dissolved shall continue for 5 years. The Yang di-Pertua Negeri may dissolve the Legislative Assembly. When a Legislative Assembly is dissolved, a general election must be held within sixty days of the dissolution of the Assembly.

State Legislative Procedures

The State Legislative Assembly must carry out its own procedures and table the regulations of the Executive Council. The regulations of the Executive Council, approved via the State Legislative Assembly's resolutions, provides the behavioral conducts, priviledges and parliamentary procedures which oversees the proceedings during a session and the State Legislative Assembly's Committee meetings.

The quorum for a State Legislative Assembly session is at least one-third of the total members. Any member can inform the assembly about the decrease in the quorum at any time during a session. If the quorum is still less than required, the session may be postponed to the next day.

Assembly members can speak on any public related issues under the freedom of speech as provided by the State Legislative Assembly Ordinance (Privileges, Immunities and Powers), and the regulations of the State Legislative Assembly.

The basis of an effective State Legislative Assembly is due to the freedom of speech where the assembly puts certain limites through the regulations of the Executive Council and parliamentary practice.

 

 

Functions of a State Legislative Assembly

Other than the legal functions, the State Legislative Assembly has other important functions, such as:

  • To protect the legislation and rights to legislation of the state of Melaka and its people
  • As an arena to check and criticize policies and implementation of government projects, members of the State Legislative Assembly and those who are collectively responsible for the State Legislative Assembly. This can be seen during a proceeding where members can vote not to believe during the debate about government policies.
  • To approve supplies. No tax or expenses can be made against the Consolidated Fund unless allowed by law, approved by the State Legislative Assembly.
  • To represent the people in providing the forum to the assembly members to give feedback and openly discuss current issues through a special parliamentary privilege under the State Legislative Assembly's Ordinance (Privileges, Immunities and Powers), 1963. Issues discussed include public complaints or problems. This can be done through normal debate, appeals and such.
  • To determine types and benefits of laws brought to the State Legislative Assembly as well as to recommend necessary changes, if needed.
  • To check the public accounts to ensure that the funds are spent according to the parliamentary approval and according to the tax payer's interest.
  • As an arena to critically discuss about the government and implementation of its policies.
  • To monitor the actions of the ruler as shown during the general discussion.
  • To protect and improve the interests of the people and the state by bringing up certain issues and to lessen the complaints during proceedings or using other methods as described by the regulations of State Legislative Assembly.
  • To elect selected committees to investigate by public hearing and reports
  • To enhance and use the special privilege and parliamentary procedures to enable the State Legislative Assembly to run the legislative functions effectively.

 


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The Legislative Assembly shall from time to time choose of its members to be the Speaker and shall not transact any businesses while the office of the Speaker is vacant.

All sittings of the State Legislative Assembly are chaired by the Speaker.

The Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) is a component of the State Legislative Assembly and has the authority to order the sitting and dissolution of the State Assembly. To pass the State Legislative requires his concurrence.

Address:-:-

Melaka Chief Minister's Department,
State Assembly and EXCO Division
Level 2, Block Laksamana,
Seri Negeri, Hang Tuah Jaya,
Ayer Keroh 75450 ,
Melaka.

List of Speaker of State Legislative Assembly

No
Name
Start
End
1
YB Datuk Wira Omar Jaafar
July 2018
Present
2
YB Datuk Wira Hj. Othman bin Muhamad
Apr 2008
July 2018
3
YB Datuk Wira Hj Mo'min bin Ab. Aziz
Mar 2004
Apr 2008
4
YB Datuk Wira Amid bin Nordin
Dis 1999
Mar 2004
5
YBhg. Datuk Haji Nasir bin Haji Manap
8 Jun 1995
Dec 1999
6
YBhg. Datuk Haji Jaafar bin Haji Lajis
25 Oct 1994
5 Apr 1995
7
YBhg. Datuk Abu Zahar bin Isnin
4 Aug 1986
19 Oct 1986
8
YBhg. Datuk Abdul Razak bin Alias
31 May 1982
19 Jul 1986
9
YBhg. Datuk Haji Abdul Aziz bin Tapa
15 Sep 1978
28 Mar 1982
10
YBhg. Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Manap
7 Apr 1971
11 Jun 1978
11
YBhg. Datuk Haji Mohd bin Haji Abd. Rahman
20 Nov 1967
19 Mar 1969
12
YBhg. Datuk Haji Talib bin Karim
21 May 1964
5 Oct 1967
13
Mr. Goh Kay Seng
23 May 1959
29 Feb 1964

Members of State Legislative Assembly: 

 

1. timb 
YB. Datuk Dr. Wong Fort Pin

N.24

BEMBAN

 

2.  damian
YB. Damian Yeo Shen Li

N.21

DUYONG

 

 

3. seah
YB. Seah Shoo Shin

N.19

KESIDANG

 

4. gueteck
YB. Datuk GueTeck

N.14

KLEBANG

 

5. idris
YB. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Ts. Hj. Idris Bin Hj. Haron

N.11

SUNGAI UDANG

 

6. ghafar
YB. Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafaar Bin Atan

N.10

ASAHAN

 

7. ismail
YB. Datuk Wira Ar. Hj. Ismail bin Hj. Othman

N.1

KUALA LINGGI

 

8. hasan
YB. Datuk Hasan bin Abdul Rahman

N.28

SUNGAI RAMBAI

 

9. latipah
YB. Datuk Latipah binti Omar

N.5

TABOH NANING

 

10. ghazale
YB. Datuk Wira Hj. Ghazale bin Muhamad

N.25

RIM

 

11. amirudin
YB. Datuk Hj. Amirudin bin Yusof

N.3

AYER LIMAU

 

12. roslan
YB. Datuk Roslan bin Datuk Hj. Ahmad

N.27

MERLIMAU

 

 

13. sulaiman
YB. Datuk Sulaiman bin Md. Ali

N.4

LENDU

 

14. rawi
YB. Datuk Hj. Md. Rawi bin Mahmud

N.2

TANJUNG BIDARA

 

15. zaidi
YB. Datuk Zaidi bin Attan

N.26

SERKAM

 

16. azman
YB. Datuk Nor Azman bin Hasan

N.12

PANTAI KUNDOR

 

17. rahmad
YB. Rahmad bin Mariman

N.18

AYER MOLEK

 

 


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