Sarawak state election, 2006

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Sarawak state election, 2006
Sarawak
2001 ←
20 May 2006 → 2011

All 71 seats in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
36 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.jpg
Leader Abdul Taib Mahmud Wong Ho Leng Edwin Dundang Bugak
Party Barisan Nasional DAP SNAP
Leader since 26 March 1981 (1981-03-26) February 2001 18 May 2003 (2003-05-18)
Leader's seat Balingian Bukit Assek Bukit Saban (lost)
Last election 60 seats, 71.2% 1 seat, 8.4% 6 seats, 5.5%
Seats before 60 1 6
Seats won 62 6 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase5 Decrease5
Popular vote 341,587 82,134 51,459
Percentage 61.8% 14.9% 9.3%
Swing Decrease9.4% Increase6.5% Increase3.8%

Chief Minister before election

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

Subsequent chief minister

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

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The ninth Sarawak state election was held on 20 May 2006 with nomination day on 9 May. The election functioned to elect 71 representatives to the Sarawak State Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri in Malay). The eighth state assembly was dissolved by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng by the advice of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, on 24 April 2006.

On nomination day, Barisan Nasional won two seats without contest.

This election saw 892,537 voters eligible to cast their ballots.[1]

The previous state election was held in 2001, when the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) won 60 out of 62 seats in the eighth state assembly. The Democratic Action Party won one, while another went to an independent candidate. The eighth state assembly's mandate would expire on 18 November 2006, necessitating the calling of an election beforehand.[2]

Barisan Nasional fielded candidates for all 71 seats:

A total of 28 seats was contested by Sarawak National Party (SNAP), followed by People's Justice Party (PKR) (25 seats), Democratic Action Party (DAP) (12 seats), and Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (1 seat). There were 20 independents contesting for 16 seats.[3]


The opposition parties[edit]

People's Justice Party (PKR), Sarawak National Party (SNAP) and Malaysian Dayak Congress (MDC) teamed up to form the Sarawak United Front (Malay: Barisan Bersatu Sarawak). MDC, being one of the two parties split from the deregistered Sarawak Dayak People's Party, was newly formed and awaiting for registration approval. So they have to contest under the SNAP ticket.

Although Democratic Action Party and Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party did not join the coalition, they managed to negotiate with the coalition over the contesting of seats so that they could challenge BN one-to-one. Another Sarawak local opposition party, the State Reform Party (STAR), failed the negotiation and decided not to contest in the election.

Results[edit]

Out of 71 seats, only 69 seats saw contests between various candidates. Two seats – namely Daro and Dalat – were won uncontested by candidates from Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu, a component party in Barisan Nasional.

e • d Summary of the 20 May 2006 Sarawak State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 341,587 61.8 62[nb 1] 88.7 Increase2
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) 160,331 29.0 35 49.3 Increase5
Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) 113,505 20.5 11 15.5 Decrease5
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) 33,014 6.0 8 12.7 N/A[nb 2]
Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) 34,737 6.3 8 11.3 N/A[nb 2]
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 82,134 14.9 6 8.5 Increase5
Barisan Bersatu Sarawak: 98,807 17.9 2 2.8 N/A[nb 2]
Sarawak National Party (SNAP)[nb 3] 51,459 9.3 1 1.4 Decrease5
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 47,348 8.6 1 1.4 Increase1
Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) 1,901 0.3 0 0.0 Steady
Independents 18,535 3.4 1 1.4 Steady
Overall total 552,350 100 71 100 Increase10

Source: Election Commission.[3]

  1. ^ Including two seats won uncontested.
  2. ^ a b c Party or coalition established after previous state election.
  3. ^ Part of Barisan Nasional in previous election.

List of state assemblymen[edit]

No. State constituency Elected state assembly members Elected party
BN 62 | DAP 6 | PKR 1 | PAS 0 | SNAP 1| IND 1
N1 Opar Ranum anak Mina BN
N2 Tasik Biru Peter Nansian Ngusie BN
N3 Tanjung Datu Adenan Satem BN
N4 Pantai Damai Dr. Abdul Rahman Junaidi BN
N5 Demak Laut Abg. Hj. Abdul Rauf Abg. Hj. Zen BN
N6 Tupong Ir. Hj. Daud Abdul Rahman BN
N7 Samariang Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali BN
N8 Satok Abg. Hj. Abd. Rahman Zohari Abg. Hj. Openg BN
N9 Padungan Dominique Ng Kim Ho PKR
N10 Pending Violet Yong Wui Wui DAP
N11 Batu Lintang Voon Lee Shan DAP
N12 Kota Sentosa Chong Chieng Jen DAP
N13 Batu Kawa Tan Joo Phoi BN
N14 Asajaya Abd. Karim Rahman Hamzah BN
N15 Muara Tuang Mohamad Ali Mahmud BN
N16 Bengoh Dr. Jerip ak. Susil BN
N17 Tarat Roland Sagah Wee Inn BN
N18 Tebedu Michael Manyin ak. Jawong BN
N19 Kedup Federick Bayoi Manggie BN
N20 Sadong Jaya Haji Wan Abd. Wahab b. Wan Sanusi BN
N21 Simunjan Haji Mohd. Naroden b. Haji Majais BN
N22 Sebuyau Haji Julaihi b. Haji Narawi BN
N23 Lingga Hajah Simoi Haji Peri BN
N24 Beting-Maro Haji Bolhassan b. Haji Di BN
N25 Balai Ringin Snowdan Lawan BN
N26 Bukit Begunan Mong ak. Dagang BN
N27 Simanggang Francis Harden ak. Hollis BN
N28 Engkilili Dr. Johnichal Rayong1 SNAP
N29 Batang Ai Datuk Dublin Unting2 BN
N30 Saribas Dr. Haji Wahbi b. Haji Junaidi BN
N31 Layar Alfred Jabu ak. Numpang BN
N32 Bukit Saban Robert Lawson Chuat ak. Vincent Entering BN
N33 Kalaka Abdul Wahab Aziz BN
N34 Krian Peter Nyarok ak. Entrie BN
N35 Belawai Hj. Hamden b. Hj. Ahmad BN
N36 Semop Hj. Mohd. Asfia Awang Nassar BN
N37 Daro Murni Suhaili BN
N38 Jemoreng Abu Seman Jahwie BN
N39 Jepok David Teng Lung Chi BN
N40 Meradong Ting Tze Fui DAP
N41 Pakan William Mawan ak. Ikom BN
N42 Meluan Wong Judat BN
N43 Ngemah Gabriel Adit Demong3 IND
N44 Machan Gramong Juna BN
N45 Bukit Assek Wong Ho Leng DAP
N46 Dudong Dr. Soon Choon Teck BN
N47 Bawang Assan Wong Soon Koh BN
N48 Pelawan Vincent Goh Chung Siong BN
N49 Nangka Awg. Bemee Hj. Awg. Ali Basah BN
N50 Dalat Hjh. Fatimah Abdullah BN
N51 Balingian Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud BN
N52 Tamin Joseph Mauh ak Ikeh BN
N53 Kakus John Sikie ak. Tayai BN
N54 Pelagus Larry Sng Wei Shien4 BN
N55 Katibas Ambrose Blikau ak. Enturan BN
N56 Baleh James Jemut ak. Masing BN
N57 Belaga Liwan Lagang BN
N58 Jepak Hj. Talib Zulpilip BN
N59 Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing DAP
N60 Kemena Dr. Stephen Rundi ak. Utom BN
N61 Bekenu Rosey binti Yunus BN
N62 Lambir Aidan Wing BN
N63 Piasau Dr. George Chan Hong Nam BN
N64 Pujut Andy Chia Chu Fatt BN
N65 Senadin Lee Kim Shin BN
N66 Marudi Sylvester Entrie ak. Muran BN
N67 Telang Usan Lihan Jok BN
N68 Bukit Kota Dr. Abdul Rahman Ismail BN
N69 Batu Danau Palu @ Paulus ak. Gumbang BN
N70 Ba'Kelalan Nelson Balang Rining BN
N71 Bukit Sari Hj. Awang Tengah b. Ali Hassan BN

1Dr Johnichal Rayong, who won the N28 Engkilili seat on SNAP ticket, joined SUPP in December 2010, contributed another seat for BN.[4]

2Datuk Dublin Unting, the state assemblyman for N29 Batang Ai, died at the Normah Medical Specialist Centre, Kuching on 24 February 2009 after a coma.[5] This resulted in the necessity to call for a by-election. Malcolm Mussen Lamoh later successfully defended the seat for Barisan Nasional.

3Gabriel Adit Demong previously an independent for N43 Ngemah constituency joined PKR in November 2008.[6] He later quit PKR and joined Parti Cinta Malaysia in December 2009.[7]

4Larry Sng, who won the N54 Pelagus seat for BN, was sacked by Sarawak Peoples Party (PRS) in 2007. Although partyless, Sng is regarded as a loyal member of BN by Abdul Taib Mahmud, the chairman of Sarawak BN coalition.[8][9]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Polling In Sarawak State Election Completed. (20 May 2006). BERNAMA.
  2. ^ Background of Sarawak politics. BERNAMA. URL accessed on 20 May 2006
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 23 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ SUPP stands united to woo Chinese voters The Star. Accessed on 3 April 2011
  5. ^ Batang Ai rep Dublin Unting Ingkot dies (updated) The Star
  6. ^ Gabriel Adit Officially Joins PKR Bernama
  7. ^ Independent Ngemah Assemblyman Joins Parti Cinta Malaysia Bernama
  8. ^ Sng: Right candidate will make Pelagus safe seat for BN The Star. Accessed on 3 April 2011
  9. ^ Partyless Larry Sng is a BN man, says Taib The Star. Accessed on 3 April 2011

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