Arau (federal constituency)

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Arau
Perlis constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Shahidan Kassim
BN
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]48,187
Area (km²)[2]222

Arau is a federal constituency in Perlis, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

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

History[edit]

2004–16: The constituency contains the polling districts of Guar Gajah, Padang Siding, Pauh, Istana, Pekan Arau, Kubang Paya, Kubang Gajah, Jejawi, Kampung Banat, Kampong Surau, Mengkuang Layar, Tambun Tulang, Guar Sanji, Kampong Sena, Behor Mentalon, Chemumar, Serdang, Changkat Jawi, Sungai Berembang, Behor Mali, Sungai Bharu, Simpang Empat Che Kasim, Lat Seribu, Bongor Kudong, Bunga Mas, Sungai Padang, Simpang Sanglang, Padang Keria, Kuala Sanglang, Tok Pulau.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Guar Gajah, Padang Siding, Pauh, Istana, Pekan Arau, Kubang Paya, Kubang Gajah, Jejawi, Kampong Banat, Kampong Surau, Mengkuang Layar, Tambun Tulang, Guar Sanji, Kampong Sena, Behor Mentalon, Chemumar, Serdang, Changkat Jawi, Sungai Berembang, Behor Mali, Sungai Bharu, Simpang Empat Che Kasim, Lat Seribu, Bongor Kudong, Bunga Mas, Sungai Padang, Simpang Sanglang, Padang Keria, Kuala Sanglang, Tok Pulau.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Arau
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
4th 1974–78 Syed Hassan Syed Mohamed BN
5th 1978–82
6th 1982–86 Abdul Hamid Pawanteh
7th 1986–90 Shahidan Kassim
8th 1990–95
9th 1995–98 Kamarudin Ahmad
1998–99 Hashim Jasin PAS
10th 1999–2004 Mastika Junaidah Husin BN
11th 2004–08 Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamallullail
12th 2008–13 Ismail Kassim
13th 2013–18 Shahidan Kassim
14th 2018–present

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Shahidan Kassim 16,547 41.79
PH Abd Rahman Daud 11,691 29.52
PAS Hashim Jasin 11,362 28.69
Total valid votes 39,600 100.00
Total rejected ballots 690
Unreturned ballots 143
Turnout 40,433 83.91
Registered electors 48,187
Majority 4,856 12.27
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 232/2018]" (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 Perlis [P.U. (B) 306/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Shahidan Kassim 19,376 51.28 + 0.82
PAS Haron Din 18,005 47.65 - 1.89
Independent Zainudin Yom 406 1.08 + 1.08
Total valid votes 37,787 100.00
Total rejected ballots 525
Unreturned ballots 127
Turnout 38,439 87.61
Registered electors 43,876
Majority 1,371 3.63
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ismail Kassim 16,451 50.46 - 4.69
PAS Haron Din 16,151 49.54 + 4.69
Total valid votes 32,602 100.00
Total rejected ballots 586
Unreturned ballots 88
Turnout 33,276 83.45
Registered electors 39,877
Majority 300 0.92
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamallullail 17,367 55.15 + 2.42
PAS Haron Din 14,124 44.85 - 2.42
Total valid votes 31,491 100.00
Total rejected ballots 533
Unreturned ballots 38
Turnout 32,062 84.23
Registered electors 38,064
Majority 3,243 10.30
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Mastika Junaidah Husin 15,297 52.73 + 5.44
PAS Abd. Aziz Hanafi 13,711 47.27 - 5.44
Total valid votes 29,008 100.00
Total rejected ballots 414
Unreturned ballots 51
Turnout 29,473 81.79
Registered electors 36,034
Majority 1,586 5.46
BN gain from PAS Swing ?

Malaysian general by-election, 4 July 1998
Upon the death of incumbent, Kamarudin Ahmad
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PAS Hashim Jasin 12,864 52.71 + 52.71
BN Ismail Kassim 11,541 47.29 - 16.24
Total valid votes 24,405 100.00
Total rejected ballots 344
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,749 70.27
Registered electors 35,221
Majority 1,323 5.42
PAS gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kamarudin Ahmad 16,266 63.53 + 2.10
S46 Saad @ Md. Zain Hamzah 9,337 36.47 + 36.47
Total valid votes 25,603 100.00
Total rejected ballots 891
Unreturned ballots 30
Turnout 26,524 76.51
Registered electors 34,667
Majority 6,929 2,706
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Shahidan Kassim 20,948 61.43 - 0.65
PAS Khalid Abdul Samad 13,154 38.57 + 0.65
Total valid votes 34,102 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,094
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,196 77.42
Registered electors 45,461
Majority 7,794 22.86
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Shahidan Kassim 18,156 62.08
PAS Tengku Abdul Rahman Tengku Ismail 11,091 37.92
Total valid votes 29,247 100.00
Total rejected ballots 830
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 30,077 74.61
Registered electors 40,312
Majority 7,065 24.16
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Hamid Pawanteh 17,464 63.60
PAS Mahamood Mohamad Noor 9,994 36.40
Total valid votes 27,458 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,004
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,462 76.85
Registered electors 37,035
Majority 7,470
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Syed Hassan Syed Mohamed 13,150 54.16
PAS Mahamood Mohamad Noor 8,223 33.87
Independent Hussain Abdul Rahman 2,906 11.97
Total valid votes 24,279 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 32,947
Majority 4,927
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Syed Hassan Syed Mohamed 14,789 70.58
Independent Idrus @ Darus Omar 6,164 29.42
Total valid votes 20,953 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,512
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,465 77.57
Registered electors 28,961
Majority 8,625
This was a new constituency created.

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