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Batu Gajah (federal constituency)

Batu Gajah is a federal constituency in Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1959.

Batu Gajah
Perak constituency
Federal constituency
Legislature Dewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu
DAP
Constituency created 1958
First contested 1959
Last contested 2013

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.

Contents

HistoryEdit

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Jelapang, Jelapang Utara, Jelapang Tengah, Jelapang Barat, Jelapang Selatan, Jelapang Timor, Taman Pertama, Falim, Lahat, Papan, Jalan Siputeh, Jalan Lahat, Silibin, Taman Rishah, Desa Rishah, Germuda, Awana, Menglembu Barat, Menglembu Lama, Menglembu Selatan, Bukit Merah Barat, Bukit Merah Timor, Bukit Merah Tengah, Bukit Merah Barat Daya, Bukit Merah Selatan, Bandar Baru Menglembu, Kuala Pari Hilir, Bukit Kledang, Penempatan India, Batu Gajah Utara, Batu Gajah Selatan, Bemban, Pekan Pusing, Gunong Hijau, Siputeh, Nalla, Tronoh, Kampong Bali.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Jelapang, Jelapang Utara, Jelapang Tengah, Jelapang Barat, Jelapang Selatan, Jelapang Timor, Taman Pertama, Falim, Lahat, Papan, Jalan Siputeh, Jalan Lahat, Silibin, Taman Rishah, Desa Rishah, Germuda, Awana, Menglembu Barat, Menglembu Lama, Menglembu Selatan, Bukit Merah Barat, Bukit Merah Timor, Bukit Merah Tengah, Bukit Merah Barat Daya, Bukit Merah Selatan, Bandar Baru Menglembu, Kuala Pari Hilir, Bukit Kledang, Penempatan India, Batu Gajah Utara, Batu Gajah Selatan, Bemban, Pekan Pusing, Gunong Hijau, Siputeh, Nalla, Tronoh, Kampong Bali.

Representation historyEdit

Members of Parliament for Batu Gajah
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959-1963 Khong Kok Yat PPP
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963-1964 Khong Kok Yat PPP
2nd 1964-1969 Ng Fah Yam Alliance
1969-1971 Parliament dissolved[2][3]
3rd 1971-1974 Lim Cho Hock DAP
4th 1974-1978 Chian Heng Kai
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986 Ban Hon Keong BN
7th 1986-1990 Ting Chek Ming DAP
8th 1990-1995 Foo Piew Kok
9th 1995-1999 Yeong Chee Wah BN
10th 1999-2004 Fong Po Kuan DAP
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-present Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu

Election resultsEdit

Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu 53,770 77.78 + 5.48
BN Loo Thin Tuck 15,360 22.22 - 5.48
Total valid votes 69,130 100.00
Total rejected ballots 966
Unreturned ballots 174
Turnout 70,270 80.23
Registered electors 87,587
Majority 38,410 55.56
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Fong Po Kuan 39,922 72.30 + 14.22
BN Cheah Yoke Can 15,295 27.70 - 14.22
Total valid votes 55,217 100.00
Total rejected ballots 911
Unreturned ballots 142
Turnout 56,270 72.78
Registered electors 77,313
Majority 24,627 44.60
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Fong Po Kuan 28,847 58.09 + 5.60
BN Ong Ka Chuan 20,814 41.91 - 5.11
Total valid votes 49,661 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,056
Unreturned ballots 235
Turnout 50,952 69.66
Registered electors 73,143
Majority 8,033 6.18
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Fong Po Kuan 19,867 52.49 + 4.53
BN Yeong Chee Wah 17,796 47.02 - 5.02
MDP Yang Kar Ming 186 0.49 + 0.49
Total valid votes 37,849 100.00
Total rejected ballots 925
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 38,774 65.68
Registered electors 59,034
Majority 2,071 5.47
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Yeong Chee Wah 20,155 52.04 + 13.92
DAP Ngeh Koo Ham 18,576 47.96 - 13.92
Total valid votes 38,731 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,220
Unreturned ballots 159
Turnout 40,110 68.63
Registered electors 58,443
Majority 1,579 4.08
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Foo Piew Kok 22,223 61.88 - 0.21
BN Lee Chan Fai @ Lee Soon Heng 13,689 38.12 + 2.23
Total valid votes 35,912 100.00
Total rejected ballots 901
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 36,813 68.85
Registered electors 53,468
Majority 8,534 23.76
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ting Chek Ming 21,501 62.09
BN Ooi Foh Sing 12,429 35.89
SDP Abu Samah Majid 699 2.02
Total valid votes 34,629 100.00
Total rejected ballots 719
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,348 71.12
Registered electors 49,701
Majority 9,072 26.20
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ban Hon Keong 19,156 54.98
DAP Liew Ah Kim 15,686 45.02
Total valid votes 34,842 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,168
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 36,010 75.47
Registered electors 47,717
Majority 3,470
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha 18,752 60.06
BN Chan Kit Chee 12,471 39.94
Total valid votes 31,223 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 41,835
Majority 6,281
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha 13,549 48.47
BN Cheah Chun Chin 12,192 43.61
PEKEMAS Choong Tien Chuan 1,647 5.89
Independent Hashim Gera 568 2.03
Total valid votes 27,956 100.00
Total rejected ballots 850
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,806 76.19
Registered electors 37,809
Majority 1,357
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Cho Hock 12,240 61.34
Alliance Ng Fah Yam 6,812 34.14
PMIP Adnan Mohd Hashim 901 4.52
Total valid votes 19,953 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,137
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 21,090 77.88
Registered electors 27,081
Majority 5,428
DAP gain from Alliance Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Ng Fah Yam 9,843 51.89
PPP Khong Kok Yat 9,127 48.11
Total valid votes 18,970 100.00
Total rejected ballots 903
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 19,873 83.77
Registered electors 23,723
Majority 716
Alliance gain from PPP Swing ?
Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PPP Khong Kok Yat 8,442 55.30
Alliance Yeoh Kian Teik 6,503 42.60
Independent Thean Moi Tuck 322 2.11
Total valid votes 15,267 100.00
Total rejected ballots 127
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 15,394 73.28
Registered electors 21,006
Majority 1,939
This was a new constituency created.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Malaya [P.U. (B) 197/2016]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  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 2016-05-14. 
  3. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-14.