Bentong (federal constituency)

Bentong is a federal constituency in Pahang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1959.

Bentong (P089)
Pahang constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Wong Tack
PH
Constituency created1958
First contested1959
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)67,395

The federal constituency was created in the 1958 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of FELDA Lurah Bilut, Sungai Penjuring, Kampung Lebu, Chamang Baharu, Chamang Luar, Chamang, Repas, Kemansur, Bandar Bentong, Desa Damai, Genting Highlands, Ketari, Perting, Kampung Baharu, Sungai Marong, Benus, FELDA Mempaga 1, Sungai Dua, Bukit Tinggi, Janda Baik, FELDA Mempaga 2, FELDA Mempaga 3, FELDA Sertik, Jambu Rias, Karak Setia, Pekan Karak, Kampung Baru Karak, Bukit Dinding, Taman Karak, Sri Telemong, Sungai Perdak, Telemong, Sungai Gapoi, Manchis, Simpang Pelangai, FELDA Sungai Kemasul, FELDA Chemomoi, Kampung Jawi-Jawi, FELDA Sungai Kemahal.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of FELDA Lurah Bilut, Kampung Lebu, Bandar Bentong, Kemansur, Chamang, Repas, Chamang Luar, Chamang Baharu, Desa Damai, Sungai Penjuring, FELDA Mempaga 2, FELDA Mempaga 3, FELDA Mempaga 1, Sungai Dua, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, Sri Layang, Genting Highlands, Benus, Ketari, Perting, Kampung Baharu, Sungai Marong, FELDA Sertik, Jambu Rias, Sri Telemong, Pekan Karak, Karak Setia, Bukit Dinding, Taman Karak, Kampung Baru Karak, FELDA Sungai Kemasul, FELDA Chemomoi, FELDA Sungai Kemahal, Kampung Jawi-Jawi, Simpang Pelangai, Manchis, Sungai Gapoi, Telemong, Sungai Perdak.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Bentong
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st1959-1963Chan Siang SunAlliance (MCA)
Parliament of Malaysia
1st1963-1964Chan Siang SunAlliance (MCA)
2nd1964-1969
1969-1971Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd1971-1973Chan Siang SunAlliance (MCA)
1973-1974BN (MCA)
4th1974-1978
5th1978-1982
6th1982-1986
7th1986-1989
1989-1990Lim Ah Lek
8th1990-1995
9th1995-1999
10th1999-2004Liow Tiong Lai
11th2004-2008
12th2008-2013
13th2013-2018
14th2018–presentWong TackPH (DAP)

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
PHWong Tack25,71646.67+46.67
BNLiow Tiong Lai23,68442.98-7.39
PASN. Balasubramaniam5,70610.35+10.35
Total valid votes 55,106 100.00
Total rejected ballots 783
Unreturned ballots 284
Turnout 56,17383.39
Registered electors 67,359
Majority 2,0323.69
PH gain from BN Swing +2.22
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Pahang [P.U. (B) 238/2018]" (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 Pahang [P.U. (B) 312/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLiow Tiong Lai25,94750.37-16.26
DAPWong Tack25,56849.63+49.63
Total valid votes 51,515 100.00
Total rejected ballots 988
Unreturned ballots 125
Turnout 52,62884.52
Registered electors 62,266
Majority 3790.74
BN hold Swing -32.95
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLiow Tiong Lai25,13466.63-5.85
PKRPonusamy Govindasamy12,58533.37+33.37
Total valid votes 37,719 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,285
Unreturned ballots 164
Turnout 39,16873.01
Registered electors 53,651
Majority 12,54933.26
BN hold Swing -19.61
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLiow Tiong Lai27,14472.48+7.39
DAPAbu Bakar Lebai Sudin10,30527.52+27.52
Total valid votes 37,449 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,000
Unreturned ballots 240
Turnout 38,68973.46
Registered electors 52,666
Majority 16,83944.96
BN hold Swing -10.07
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLiow Tiong Lai23,10465.09-13.15
KEADILANAbdul Wahab Sudin12,38934.91+13.15
Total valid votes 35,493 100.00
Total rejected ballots 848
Unreturned ballots 655
Turnout 36,99672.58
Registered electors 50,972
Majority 10,71530.18
BN hold Swing -13.15
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLim Ah Lek26,03078.24+9.81
DAPLeong Chee Meng7,24121.76-9.81
Total valid votes 33,271 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,465
Unreturned ballots 827
Turnout 35,56372.38
Registered electors 49,133
Majority 18,78956.48
BN hold Swing +9.81
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLim Ah Lek22,48668.43+7.73
DAPWoo Chee Wan10,37531.57+0.54
Total valid votes 32,861 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,189
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 34,05072.64
Registered electors 46,875
Majority 12,11136.86
BN hold Swing +3.60

Malaysian general by-election, 13 May 1989
Upon the death of incumbent, Chan Siang Sun
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNLim Ah Lek17,40160.70+1.57
DAPLip Tuck Chee8,89531.03-4.41
IndependentMohamed Basri Mahidin2,1377.45+7.45
IndependentM. Palanisamy1930.67+0.67
IndependentR. Appu @ Ramakrishnan420.15+0.15
Total valid votes 28,668 100.00
Total rejected ballots 309
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,97771.99
Registered electors 40,252
Majority 8,50629.67
BN hold Swing +2.99
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNChan Siang Sun16,77759.13+7.86
DAPLip Tuck Chee10,05535.44-1.97
PASMat Shum Sidek1,5415.43+5.43
Total valid votes 28,373 100.00
Total rejected ballots 718
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 29,09174.08
Registered electors 39,270
Majority 6,72223.69
BN hold Swing +4.92
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNChan Siang Sun15,09151.27-15.54
DAPTommy Liew11,01137.41+4.22
IndependentMohamed Basri Mahidin3,33511.33+11.33
Total valid votes 29,437 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,301
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 30,73876.42
Registered electors 40,222
Majority 4,080
BN hold Swing -9.88
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNChan Siang Sun16,60666.81+4.40
DAPLip Tuck Chee8,24833.19+2.66
Total valid votes 24,854 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 33,656
Majority 8,358
BN hold Swing +0.87
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNChan Siang Sun12,06462.41N/A
DAPLau Dak Kee5,90230.53+30.53
PSRMSakeh @ Seheh Abdul Rashid @ Mohamed Yatim1,3637.05+7.05
Total valid votes 19,329 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 27,378
Majority 6,162
BN gain from Alliance Swing N/A
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
On the nomination day, Chan Siang Sun won uncontested.
AllianceChan Siang Sun
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 28,187
Majority
Alliance hold Swing N/A
Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
AllianceChan Siang Sun12,83265.74+3.04
Socialist FrontPhoon Chee Kai6,68634.26-3.04
Total valid votes 19,518 100.00
Total rejected ballots 846
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 20,36480.87
Registered electors 25,182
Majority 6,146
Alliance hold Swing +3.04
Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes%
AllianceChan Siang Sun8,64362.70
Socialist FrontLim Ong Hang5,14137.30
Total valid votes 13,784 100.00
Total rejected ballots 157
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 13,94178.19
Registered electors 17,829
Majority 3,502
This was a new constituency created.

References

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  2. Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
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