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MALAYSIA
Dewan Negara (Senate)

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 Negara / Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Dewan Rakyat / House of Representatives
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1967 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Tan Sri Abu Zahar Dato' Nika Ujang (M) 

Notes Elected on 26 April 2010, re-appointed on 21 May 2013.
Secretary General Datuk Zamani bin Sulaiman (M) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 70 / 59
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 17 (28.81%)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 26
appointed 44
Notes Indirectly elected: elected by the State Legislative Assemblies.
Appointed: appointed by the Head of State.
Term  ContinuousRenewal takes place at various dates depending on the expiry of the senators' term. Each senator may serve a maximum of two three-year terms.
Last renewal dates
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Dewan Negara
Bangunan 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 2 April 2014
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