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MALAYSIA
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Parlimen / Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Dewan Rakyat / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Dewan Negara / Senate
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1967 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (M) 

Notes Sworn in on 16 July 2018.
Secretary General Roosme Hamzah (F) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 223 / 223
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 31 (13.90%)
Mode of designation directly elected 222
other 1
Notes Other: the Speaker

The Speaker may be elected either from among elected members of the House of Representatives or from among persons who are qualified for election to the House of Representatives. Any person elected as Speaker who is not a member of the House of Representatives shall, by virtue of holding his office, become a member of the House.
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 9 May 2018
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Dewan Rakyat
Bangunan Parlimen
Jalan Parlimen
50680 KUALA LUMPUR
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Phone (603) 207 21 955
Fax (603) 207 00 986
E-mail ipumalay@parlimen.gov.my
Website http://www.parlimen.gov.my

This page was last updated on 19 July 2018
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