Arau (federal constituency)

Arau is a federal constituency in Perlis, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

Arau (P003)
Perlis constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Shahidan Kassim
BN
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]48,187
Area (km²)[2]222

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History

2004–16: The constituency contains the polling districts of Guar Gajah, Padang Siding, Pauh, Istana, Pekan Arau, Kubang Paya, Kubang Gajah, Jejawi, Kampung Banat, Kampong Surau, Mengkuang Layar, Tambun Tulang, Guar Sanji, Kampong Sena, Behor Mentalon, Chemumar, Serdang, Changkat Jawi, Sungai Berembang, Behor Mali, Sungai Bharu, Simpang Empat Che Kasim, Lat Seribu, Bongor Kudong, Bunga Mas, Sungai Padang, Simpang Sanglang, Padang Keria, Kuala Sanglang, Tok Pulau.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Guar Gajah, Padang Siding, Pauh, Istana, Pekan Arau, Kubang Paya, Kubang Gajah, Jejawi, Kampong Banat, Kampong Surau, Mengkuang Layar, Tambun Tulang, Guar Sanji, Kampong Sena, Behor Mentalon, Chemumar, Serdang, Changkat Jawi, Sungai Berembang, Behor Mali, Sungai Bharu, Simpang Empat Che Kasim, Lat Seribu, Bongor Kudong, Bunga Mas, Sungai Padang, Simpang Sanglang, Padang Keria, Kuala Sanglang, Tok Pulau.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Arau
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created, renamed from Perlis Selatan
4th1974–1978Syed Hassan Syed MohamedBN (UMNO)
5th1978–1982
6th1982–1986Abdul Hamid Pawanteh
7th1986–1990Shahidan Kassim
8th1990–1995
9th1995–1998Kamarudin Ahmad
1998–99Hashim JasinPAS
10th1999–2004Mastika Junaidah HusinBN (UMNO)
11th2004–2008Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamallullail
12th2008–2013Ismail Kassim
13th2013–2018Shahidan Kassim
14th2018–present

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNShahidan Kassim16,54741.79−9.49
PHAbd Rahman Daud11,69129.52+29.52
PASHashim Jasin11,36228.69−18.96
Total valid votes 39,600100.00
Total rejected ballots 690
Unreturned ballots 143
Turnout 40,43383.91
Registered electors 48,187
Majority 4,85612.27
BN hold Swing -19.51
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 232/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 306/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNShahidan Kassim19,37651.28+0.82
PASHaron Din18,00547.65−1.89
IndependentZainudin Yom4061.08+1.08
Total valid votes 37,787100.00
Total rejected ballots 525
Unreturned ballots 127
Turnout 38,43987.61
Registered electors 43,876
Majority 1,3713.63
BN hold Swing +1.36
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNIsmail Kassim16,45150.46−4.69
PASHaron Din16,15149.54+4.69
Total valid votes 32,602100.00
Total rejected ballots 586
Unreturned ballots 88
Turnout 33,27683.45
Registered electors 39,877
Majority 3000.92
BN hold Swing −4.69
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSyed Razlan Syed Putra Jamallullail17,36755.15+2.42
PASHaron Din14,12444.85−2.42
Total valid votes 31,491100.00
Total rejected ballots 533
Unreturned ballots 38
Turnout 32,06284.23
Registered electors 38,064
Majority 3,24310.30
BN hold Swing +2.42
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNMastika Junaidah Husin15,29752.73+5.44
PASAbd. Aziz Hanafi13,71147.27−5.44
Total valid votes 29,008100.00
Total rejected ballots 414
Unreturned ballots 51
Turnout 29,47381.79
Registered electors 36,034
Majority 1,5865.46
BN gain from PAS Swing +5.44

Malaysian general by-election, 4 July 1998
Upon the death of incumbent, Kamarudin Ahmad
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
PASHashim Jasin12,86452.71+52.71
BNIsmail Kassim11,54147.29−16.24
Total valid votes 24,405100.00
Total rejected ballots 344
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,74970.27
Registered electors 35,221
Majority 1,3235.42
PAS gain from BN Swing +34.48
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNKamarudin Ahmad16,26663.53+2.10
S46Saad @ Md. Zain Hamzah9,33736.47+36.47
Total valid votes 25,603100.00
Total rejected ballots 891
Unreturned ballots 30
Turnout 26,52476.51
Registered electors 34,667
Majority 6,9292,706
BN hold Swing -17.19
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNShahidan Kassim20,94861.43−0.65
PASKhalid Abdul Samad13,15438.57+0.65
Total valid votes 34,102100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,094
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,19677.42
Registered electors 45,461
Majority 7,79422.86
BN hold Swing −0.65
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNShahidan Kassim18,15662.08-1.52
PASTengku Abdul Rahman Tengku Ismail11,09137.92+1.52
Total valid votes 29,247100.00
Total rejected ballots 830
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 30,07774.61
Registered electors 40,312
Majority 7,06524.16
BN hold Swing -1.52
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNAbdul Hamid Pawanteh17,46463.60+9.44
PASMahamood Mohamad Noor9,99436.40+2.53
Total valid votes 27,458100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,004
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,46276.85
Registered electors 37,035
Majority 7,470
BN hold Swing +3.46
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSyed Hassan Syed Mohamed13,15054.16-16.42
PASMahamood Mohamad Noor8,22333.87+33.87
IndependentHussain Abdul Rahman2,90611.97+11.97
Total valid votes 24,279100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 32,947
Majority 4,927
BN hold Swing -25.15
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes%
BNSyed Hassan Syed Mohamed14,78970.58
IndependentIdrus @ Darus Omar6,16429.42
Total valid votes 20,953100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,512
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,46577.57
Registered electors 28,961
Majority 8,625
This was a new constituency created.

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