Alor Setar (federal constituency)

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Alor Setar (P009)
Kedah constituency
DUN Kedah 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1955
First contested1955
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]105,994
Area (km²)[2]111

Alor Setar (formerly Alor Star) is a federal constituency in Kota Setar District and Pokok Sena District, Kedah, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1955.

The federal constituency was created in the 1955 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics[edit]

https://live.chinapress.com.my/ge15/parliament/KEDAH

Ethnic breakdown of Alor Setar's electorate as of 2022

  Malay (63.8%)
  Chinese (31.9%)
  Indian (4%)
  Other ethnicities (0.3%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Alor Setar constituency is divided into 52 polling districts.[3]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Suka Menanti (N12) Taman Malaysia 009/12/01 SK Seri Amar Diraja
Taman Golf 009/12/02 Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara Kedah
Taman Uda 009/12/03 SK Taman Uda
Jalan Sultanah 009/12/04 SMK Sultanah Bahiyah
Alor Semadom 009/12/05 SK Hj Mohd Shariff
Seberang Pumpong 009/12/06 SJK (C) Pumpong
Suka Menanti 009/12/07 SK Suka Menanti
Taman Wira 009/12/08 SMK Mergong
Gunong Sali 009/12/09 SK Seri Perdana
Kampung Berjaya 009/12/10 SJK (C) Long Chuan
Telok Yan 009/12/11 SJK (C) Long Chuan
Kampung Seberang Terus 009/12/12 SMK Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Taman Rakyat Mergong 009/12/13 SMK Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Kampung Batin 009/12/14 SK Mergong
Alor Merah 009/12/15 SMK Alor Merah
Kota Darul Aman (N13) Kanchut 009/13/01 SK Wan Sulaiman Sidiq
Tambang Badak 009/13/02 SK Wan Sulaiman Sidiq
Bakar Bata 009/13/03 SMK Syed Mohamed Al-Bukhary
Jalan Lumpur 009/13/04 SJK (C) Keat Hwa (H)
Kampung Perak 009/13/05 SJK (C) Keat Hwa (H)
Seberang Nyonya 009/13/06 Pusat Rukun Tetangga Kampung Berjaya, Alor Setar
Jalan Raja 009/13/07 SJK (C) Keat Hwa (S)
Jalan Kolam 009/13/08 SMK St Michael
Pengkalan 009/13/09 SJK (C) Keat Hwa (S)
Jalan Seberang Perak 009/13/10 SK Seberang Perak
Taman Bahagia 009/13/11 SM Keat Hwa (Persendirian)
Kota Tanah 009/13/12 SM Keat Hwa (Persendirian)
Kampung Piew 009/13/13 SK Sg Korok Lama
Jalan Pegawai 009/13/14 Maktab Mahmud Puteri
Sungai Korok 009/13/15 SK Jalan Pegawai
Kampung Telok 009/13/16 SJK (C) Sin Min
Bandar Simpang Kuala 009/13/17 Maktab Mahmud Alor Setar
Rumah Pangsa Simpang Kuala 009/13/18 SJK (C) Sin Min
Kampung Pegawai 009/13/19 Wisma Lung Kong
Jalan Stesyen 009/13/20 SMK St Michael
Taman Bee Bee 009/13/21 SJK (C) Peng Min
Tongkang Yard 009/13/22 SK Seberang Perak Baru
Alor Mengkudu(N14) Kampung Gelam 009/14/01 SK Kampong Gelam
Alor Melintang 009/14/02 SK Alor Melintang
Titi Haji Idris 009/14/03 SK Hj Idris Tajar
Tok Sibil 009/14/04 SK Darul Hikmah
Alor Binjal 009/14/05 SMK Tajar
Tok Keling 009/14/06 SK Haji Wahab
Lahar Budi 009/14/07 SK Lahar Budi
Alor Mengkudu 009/14/08 SK Alor Mengkudu
Taman Saga 009/14/09 SMK Simpang Kuala
Taman Sultan Abdul Halim 009/14/10 SMK Convent
Jalan Langgar 009/14/11 Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid
Kampung Tanjong Bendahara 009/14/12 SK Iskandar
Keriang Pulau 009/14/13 SM Teknik Alor Setar
Selarong 009/14/14 SMK Dato' Wan Mohd Saman
Tandop 009/14/15 SK Dato' Wan Mohd Saman

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Alor Setar
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
Alor Star
Federal Legislative Council
1st 1955–1959 Lee Thean Hin (李添兴) Alliance (MCA)
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959–1963 Lim Joo Kong (林如岗) Alliance (MCA)
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963–1964 Lim Joo Kong (林如岗) Alliance (MCA)
2nd 1964–1969 Lim Pee Hung (林维翰)
1969–1971 Parliament was suspended[4][5]
3rd 1971–1973 Lim Pee Hung (林维翰) Alliance (MCA)
1973–1974 BN (MCA)
Alor Setar
4th 1974–1978 Oo Gin Sun (余银山) BN (MCA)
5th 1978–1982
6th 1982–1986
7th 1986–1990
8th 1990–1995 Chor Chee Heung (曹智雄)
Alor Star
9th 1995–1999 Chor Chee Heung (曹智雄) BN (MCA)
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013
13th 2013–2018 Gooi Hsiao-Leung (魏晓隆) PKR
Alor Setar
14th 2018–2022 Chan Ming Kai (曾敏凯) PH (PKR)
15th 2022–present Afnan Hamimi Taib Azammudin (أفنان هميمي طائب عزاموددن) PN (PAS)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Alor Setar Alor Mengkudu
Alor Merah
Bandar Alor Star
Kota Darul Aman Kota Darul Aman
Suka Menanti
Alor Star Alor Mengkudu
Alor Merah
Alor Star Luar
Alor Star Pekan
Alor Star-Langkawi
Bakar Bata
Derga
Kota Darul Aman
Kota Star Timor-Padang

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N12 Suka Menanti Zamri Yusuf PH (PKR)
N13 Kota Darul Aman Teh Swee Leong PH (DAP)
N14 Alor Mengkudu Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi IND

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N12 Suka Menanti Alor Setar City Council
N13 Kota Darul Aman Alor Setar City Council
N14 Alor Mengkudu Alor Setar City Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PN Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden 37,486 48.69 Increase48.96
PH Simon Ooi Tze Min 27,555 35.79 Decrease15.01
BN Tan Chee Heong 8,930 11.60 Decrease10.58
Homeland Fighters' Party Mohamad Nuhairi Rahmat 2,383 3.10 Increase3.10
Sabah Heritage Party Fadzil Hanafi 366 0.48 Increase0.48
Independent Sofan Feroza Md Yusup 151 0.20 Increase0.20
Independent Nordin Yunus 115 0.15 Increase0.15
Total valid votes 76,986 100.00
Total rejected ballots 774
Unreturned ballots 209
Turnout 77,976 73.6
Registered electors 105,994
Majority 9,931 12.90
PN gain from PH Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Chan Ming Kai 32,475 50.80 +50.80
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Muhd Aminur Shafiq Mohd Abduh 17,275 27.02 +27.02
BN Yoo Wei How 14,181 22.18 -22.83
Total valid votes 63,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 881
Unreturned ballots 284
Turnout 65,096 81.09
Registered electors 80,272
Majority 15,200 23.78
PH hold Swing -12.27
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 233/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 307/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Gooi Hsiao-Leung 27,364 48.31 -1.47
BN Chor Chee Heung 25,491 45.01 -5.21
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front Abdul Fisol Mohd Isa 3,530 6.23 +6.23
MUPP Jawahar Raja Abdul Wahid 257 0.45 +0.45
Total valid votes 56,642 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,070
Unreturned ballots 200
Turnout 57,912 83.92
Registered electors 69,009
Majority 1,873 3.30
PKR gain from BN Swing +1.87
Malaysian general election, 2008: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 20,741 50.22 -16.96
PKR Gooi Hsiao-Leung 20,557 49.78 +16.96
Total valid votes 41,298 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,757
Unreturned ballots 151
Turnout 43,206 73.28
Registered electors 58,957
Majority 184 0.44
BN hold Swing -16.96


Malaysian general election, 2004: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 28,379 67.18 -0.57
PKR Siti Nor Abdul Hamid 13,864 32.82 +32.82
Total valid votes 42,243 100.00
Total rejected ballots 828
Unreturned ballots 186
Turnout 43,257 75.48
Registered electors 57,309
Majority 14,515 34.36
BN hold Swing -16.70


Malaysian general election, 1999: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 27,847 67.75 -4.21
DAP George John K. M. George 13,258 32.25 +32.25
Total valid votes 41,105 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,542
Unreturned ballots 891
Turnout 43,538 68.37
Registered electors 63,679
Majority 14,589 35.50
BN hold Swing -18.23


Malaysian general election, 1995: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 28,943 71.96 +15.59
S46 Tunku Sofiah Tunku Md Jewa 11,278 28.04 -15.59
Total valid votes 40,221 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,393
Unreturned ballots 290
Turnout 41,904 67.93
Registered electors 61,687
Majority 17,665 43.92
BN hold Swing +15.59


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 22,714 56.37 +8.99
S46 Tengku Mohammad Farris Tengku Ahmad Rayan 17,579 43.63 +43.63
Total valid votes 40,293 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,402
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,695 70.50
Registered electors 59.141
Majority 5,135 12.74
BN hold Swing -17.32


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 16,647 47.38 -6.14
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Suhaimi Ahmad 9,195 26.17 +2.60
DAP George John K. M. George 9,042 25.74 +2.83
SDP Mohd Noorik Abd Rahman 249 0.71 +0.71
Total valid votes 35,133 100.00
Total rejected ballots 710
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,843 65.40
Registered electors 54,803
Majority 7,452 21.21
BN hold Swing -4.37


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 21,908 53.52 +9.78
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Ahmad Awang 9,647 23.57 -4.93
DAP George John K. M. George 9,376 22.91 +14.45
Total valid votes 40,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 818
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,749 71.42
Registered electors 58,456
Majority 12,261 29.95
BN hold Swing +7.36


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 14,620 43.74 -14.94
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Ramiee Karim 9,525 28.50 +28.50
Independent Chang Boon Hoe 6,453 19.31 +19.31
DAP C. Shanmugaiah 2,828 8.46 -32.86
Total valid votes 33,426 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 47,355
Majority 5,095 15.24
BN hold Swing -21.72


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 13,420 58.68 N/A
DAP Karpal Singh Ram Singh 9,450 41.32 +41.32
Total valid votes 22,870 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,069
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,939 61.24
Registered electors 39,088
Majority 3,970 17.36
BN gain from Alliance Swing -9.49


Malaysian general election, 1969: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lim Pee Hung 9,016 36.33 -28.16
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia Geh Teng Kheng 8,543 34.42 +34.42
PMIP Haron Omar 7,258 29.25 +13.42
Total valid votes 24,817 100.00
Total rejected ballots 579
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,396 65.74
Registered electors 38,631
Majority 473 1.91
Alliance hold Swing +31.29


Malaysian general election, 1964: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lim Pee Hung 14,749 64.69 +2.21
PMIP Syed Salim Syed Hamid Al-Idrus 3,608 15.83 -8.61
UDP Geh Teng Kheng 2,695 11.82 +11.82
Socialist Front Teoh Ah Thow 1,747 7.66 -5.62
Total valid votes 22,799 100.00
Total rejected ballots 767
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,566 69.81
Registered electors 33,758
Majority 11,141 48.86
Alliance hold Swing +5.41


Malayan general election, 1959: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes %
Alliance Lim Joo Kong 10,730 62.28
PMIP Abdul Malik Abdul Rahman 4,212 24.44
Socialist Front Teoh Ah Thow 2,289 13.28
Total valid votes 17,231 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 17,375 68.03
Registered electors 25,540
Majority 6,518 37.84
Alliance hold Swing


Malayan general election, 1955: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lee Thean Hin 27,897 93.99 N/A
Negara Salim Mohd Rejab 1,784 6.01 N/A
Total valid votes 29,681 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 29,681 84.20
Registered electors 35,251
Majority 26,113
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

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