Kedah Tengah (federal constituency)

Kedah Tengah was a federal constituency in Kedah, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1959 to 1974.

Kedah Tengah
Kedah constituency
Defunct federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Constituency created1958
Constituency abolished1974
First contested1959
Last contested1969

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


It was abolished in 1974 when it was redistributed.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Kedah Tengah
Constituency created
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st1959-1963Mohamed Khir JohariAlliance (UMNO)
Parliament of Malaysia
1st1963-1964Mohamed Khir JohariAlliance (UMNO)
1969-1971Parliament was suspended[1][2]
3rd1971-1973Mohamed Khir JohariAlliance (UMNO)
1973-1974BN (UMNO)
Constituency abolished, renamed to Kuala Muda

Election results

Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
AllianceMohamed Khir Johari13,95854.65
PMIPAhmad Othman11,58345.35
Total valid votes 25,541 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,136
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 26,67775.57
Registered electors 35,302
Majority 2,375
Alliance hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
AllianceMohamed Khir Johari16,04274.95
PMIPHussain Che Dol5,36225.05
Total valid votes 21,404 100.00
Total rejected ballots 885
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,28974.72
Registered electors 29,829
Majority 10,680
Alliance hold Swing

Malaysian general by-election, 30 September 1959
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
Khir was elected to Parliament in the Kedah Tengah by-election, 1959. Kedah Tengah is the only remaining constituency where elections have not been completed in the Malayan general election, 1959.
AllianceMohamed Khir Johari11,27166.53
PMIPHussain Che Dol4,43526.18
Socialist FrontMohamed Shariff Babul1,2347.28
Total valid votes 16,940 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 22,762
Majority 6,836
This was a new constituency created.


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