Government of Selangor

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Selangor State Government
Kerajaan Negeri Selangor
Coat of arms of Selangor.svg
Agency overview
Formed 31 August 1957 (61 years ago) (1957-08-31)
Jurisdiction  Selangor
Headquarters Shah Alam
Annual budget RM 870 million (2018)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Mohd. Amin Ahmad Ahya, State Secretary
  • Nik Suhaimi Nik Sulaiman, State Legal Adviser
  • Nor Azmie Diron, State Financial Officer
Parent agency Government of Malaysia
Website selangor.gov.my/en

The Selangor state government refers to the government authority of the Malaysian state of Selangor. The state government adheres to and is created by both the Malaysian federal Constitution, the supreme law of Malaysia, and the Constitution of the State of Selangor, the supreme law in Selangor. The government of Selangor is based in the state's capital city of Shah Alam.

The state government consists of only two branches - executive and legislative. The Selangor State Executive Council forms the executive branch, whilst the Selangor State Legislative Assembly is the legislature of the state government. Selangor's head of government is the Chief Minister. The state government does not have a judiciary branch, as Malaysia's judicial system is a federalised system operating uniformly throughout the country.[2][3]

Executive

Head of government

The Menteri Besar is the head of government in Selangor. He is officially appointed by the Sultan, Selangor's head of state, on the basis of the latter's judgement that the former commands the confidence of the majority of the State Assemblymen in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.[4] The Menteri Besar and his Executive Council shall be collectively responsible to Legislative Assembly. The Office of the Menteri Besar is situated inside Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam.

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building houses the Office of the Menteri Besar of Selangor, as well as other state government offices.

The current Menteri Besar of Selangor is Amirudin Shari of the People's Justice Party (PKR), which controls the most seats in the State Legislative Assembly among the Pakatan Harapan (PH) component parties. Amirudin Shari was sworn in on 19 June 2018, after the 2018 State Election that saw the PH coalition retaining power in Selangor.[5]

Cabinet

The Selangor State Executive Council forms the executive branch of the Selangor state government and is analogous in function to the Malaysian federal Cabinet. The Executive Council comprises the Menteri Besar, and between four and 10 other State Assemblymen from the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.[4] Aside from these, three other ex officio members of the Executive Council are the State Secretary, the State Legal Adviser and the State Financial Officer.

Following the 2018 State Election, the members of the Executive Council are as follows.[6][7][8]

Name Portfolio Party Constituency Date of appointment
Amirudin Shari (Menteri Besar)
  • Finance
  • Land Development and Natural Resources Management
  • Empowerment of Youth and Sports
  • Strategic Communication
PKR Sungai Tua 19 June 2018
Teng Chang Khim
  • Investment
  • Industry and Trade
  • Small and Medium Industry
DAP Bandar Baru Klang 14 May 2018
Ganabatirau Veraman
  • Socioeconomic Empowerment and Development
  • Caring Government
DAP Kota Kemuning 14 May 2018
Haniza Mohamed Talha
  • Housing
  • Urban Living
PKR Lembah Jaya 14 May 2018
Ng Sze Han
  • Local Government
  • Public Transport
  • New Village Development
DAP Kinrara 14 May 2018
Shaharuddin Badaruddin (Death)
  • Islamic Affairs
  • Education
  • Human Capital Development
PKR Seri Setia 14 May 2018–2 August 2018
Hee Loy Sian
  • Environment
  • Green Technology and Consumer Affairs
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
PKR Kajang 14 May 2018
Siti Mariah Mahmud
  • Health
  • Women and Family Empowerment
AMANAH Seri Serdang 14 May 2018
Izham Hashim
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
AMANAH Pandan Indah 14 May 2018
Abdul Rasid Ashari
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Malay Culture and Heritage
PPBM Selat Kelang 14 May 2018
Rodziah Ismail
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Development of Countryside and Traditional Villages
PKR Batu Tiga 19 June 2018

Legislature

The Selangor State Legislative Assembly is the legislative branch of the Selangor state government. The unicameral legislature consists of 56 seats that represent the 56 state constituencies within Selangor, with each constituency being represented by an elected State Assemblyman. The Legislative Assembly convenes at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam.

The legislature has a maximum mandate of five years by law and follows a multi-party system; the ruling party (or coalition) is elected through a first-past-the-post system.[4] The Sultan may dissolve the legislature at any time and usually does so upon the advice of the Menteri Besar.

A Speaker is elected by the Legislative Assembly to preside over the proceedings and debates of the legislature. The Speaker may or may not be an elected State Assemblyman; in the case of the latter, the elected Speaker shall become a member of the Legislative Assembly additional to the elected State Assemblymen already in the legislature.[4]

Departments, agencies and statutory bodies

Departments

Agencies

Statutory bodies

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/11/03/selangor-announces-rm870-million-deficit-budget-for-2018/
  2. ^ Jeong Chun Hai @ Ibrahim, & Nor Fadzlina Nawi. (2012). Principles of Public Administration: Malaysian Perspectives. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Publishers. ISBN 978-967-349-233-6
  3. ^ "Constitution of Malaysia" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b c d "Constitution of the State of Selangor" (PDF). Selangor State Legislative Assembly.
  5. ^ https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/430266
  6. ^ Syah Hairizal Kamarul Arifin (14 May 2018). "10 anggota Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor angkat sumpah". Astro Awani (in Bahasa Melayu). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  7. ^ Syah Hairizal Kamalul Arifin (16 May 2018). "Azmin Ali perkukuh pentadbiran Selangor melalui 11 portfolio Exco". Astro Awani (in Bahasa Melayu). Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ Syah Hairizal Kamalul Arifin (29 June 2018). "Saya tidak pernah lantik sesiapa untuk sebarang pertemuan rasmi - Amirudin Shari". Astro Awani. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
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