Kota Samarahan (federal constituency)

Kota Samarahan is a federal constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1990.

Kota Samarahan (P197)
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Rubiah Wang
GPS
Constituency created1987
First contested1990
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)46,300

The federal constituency was created in the 1987 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Empila, Beliong, Tanju, Tanjung Apong, Tambirat, Batu Blat, Tambey, Sui, Sambir, Sebandi Matang, Sebandi Ulu, Subi, Moyan, Reba, Moyan Ulu, Moyan Ledang, Serpan, Serpan Ulu, Asajaya, Asajaya Laut, Tebun, Sampun, Tuang, Merdang, Quop, Semaran, Ladang Samarahan, Sidanu, Pengkalan Kuap, Stakan.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Beliong, Tanjung Apong, Tambirat, Tambey, Sui, Sambir, Sebandi Matang, Sebandi Ulu, Subi, Moyan, Reba, Moyan Ulu, Moyan Ledang, Serpan, Serpan Ulu, Asajaya, Asajaya Laut, Tebun, Sampun, Empila, Tanju, Batu Blat, Tuang, Semaran, Ladang Samarahan, Melaban, Merdang, Quop, Sidanu, Pengkalan Kuap, Stakan.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Kota Samarahan
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created, renamed from Samarahan
8th1990-1995Abdul Taib MahmudBN (PBB)
9th1995-1999
10th1999-2004
11th2004-2008
12th2008-2013Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib
13th2013-2018Rubiah Wang
14th2018
2018-presentGPS (PBB)

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNRubiah Wang25,07069.90- 8.16
PHSopian Julaihi8,07822.52+ 22.52
PASZulkipli Ramzi2,7197.58- 14.36
Total valid votes 35,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 431
Unreturned ballots 253
Turnout 36,55178.94
Registered electors 46,300
Majority 16,99247.38
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 247/2018]" (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 Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNRubiah Wang24,20278.06
PASAbang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus6,80121.94
Total valid votes 31,003 100.00
Total rejected ballots 528
Unreturned ballots 81
Turnout 31,61282.85
Registered electors 38,158
Majority 17,401
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib15,55975.51
PKRHussain Abang Apok4,14820.13
IndependentAwg Bakar Awg Daud8984.36
Total valid votes 20,605 100.00
Total rejected ballots 449
Unreturned ballots 374
Turnout 21,42875.14
Registered electors 28,517
Majority 11,411
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
On the nomination day, Abdul Taib Mahmud won uncontested.
BNAbdul Taib Mahmud
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNAbdul Taib Mahmud13,30770.72
KEADILANZulrusdi Mohamad Hol5,09227.06
IndependentBujang Bakar4172.22
Total valid votes 18,816 100.00
Total rejected ballots 411
Unreturned ballots 3,206
Turnout 22,43377.45
Registered electors
Majority 8,215
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
On the nomination day, Abdul Taib Mahmud won uncontested.
BNAbdul Taib Mahmud
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNAbdul Taib Mahmud14,35387.39
PERMASTahir Sham2,07212.61
Total valid votes 16,425 100.00
Total rejected ballots 428
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 16,85371.41
Registered electors
Majority 12,281
This was a new constituency created.

References

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