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Bandar Kuching

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Bandar Kuching (P195)
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2022
Demographics
Population (2020)[1]116,280
Electors (2022)[2]109,710
Area (km²)35
Pop. density (per km²)3,322.3

Bandar Kuching is a federal constituency in Kuching Division (Kuching District), Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1971.

The federal constituency was created in the 1968 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics

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Ethnic breakdown of Bandar Kuching's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Chinese (91.7%)
  Sarawak bumiputera (5%)
  Malay-Muslim bumiputera (2.4%)
  Other ethnicities (0.9%)

History

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Polling districts

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According to the gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Bandar Kuching constituency has a total of 31 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Padungan (N09) Market 195/09/01 SMK St. Thomas Kuching
Bazaar 195/09/02 SK St. Mary Kuching
Padungan 195/09/03 SMK Tinggi Kuching
Abell 195/09/04 SJK (C) Song Keng Hai (Blok A)
Deshon 195/09/05 SJK (C) Chung Hua No.3 (Kanan)
Sekama 195/09/06 SK Lumba Kuda Kuching (Blok A)
Bukit Tuan 195/09/07 SK Batu Lintang Kuching
Kinyang 195/09/08 SK Catholic English Kuching
Ellis 195/09/09 SMK Padungan (Blok A)
Ban Hock 195/05/10 SJK (C) Song Kueng Hai (Blok B)
Lumba Kuda 195/09/11 SMK Padungan (Blok B)
Central 195/09/12 SJK (C) Chung Hua 3 (Kiri)
Petanak 195/09/13 SK Lumba Kuda Kuching (Block B)
Pending (N10) Pending 195/10/01
  • SJK (C) Chung Hua Pending
  • SMK Pending
  • SJK (C) Bintawa
Foochow 195/10/02
  • SM Chung Hua No.1
  • SM Chung Hua No.3
  • SK Tabuan Ulu
Kenyalang 195/10/03 SK Kenyalang
Supreme 195/10/04 SMK Bandar Kuching No.1 (Blok A)
Chong Kiun Kong 195/11/05 Dewan Masyarakat (KPCA)
Chawan 195/10/06 SJK (C) Chung Hua No.5
Simpang Tiga 195/10/07 SMK Bandar Kuching No.1 (Blok B)
Batu Lintang (N11) Pisang 195/11/01 SJK (C) St. Paul
Batu Lintang 195/11/02
  • SMK Batu Lintang
  • SK Jln Ong Tiang Swee
  • St. John Ambulance Headquarters Building Lorong Cheng Ho No.8
Star Garden 195/11/03 SMK Green Road
Poh Kwong Park 195/11/04 SK Combined (Blok A)
Sky Green 195/11/05 SK Green Road
Bukit Kenny 195/11/06 Blik Perbincangan, Islamic Information Centre
Tabuan Dayak 195/11/07 Lobi Blessed Church, Jln Seladah Off Jalan Tun Jugah
Tabuan Jaya 195/11/08
  • Lodge International School
  • SMK Lodge
Tabuan Laru 195/11/09 SMK Tabuan Jaya
Maong 195/11/10 SK Sg. Maong Hilir
Nanas-Pisang 195/11/11 SK Combined (Block B)

Representation history

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Members of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
Parliament No Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[5][6]
3rd P122 1971-1973 Ong Kee Hui
(王其辉)
SUPP
1973-1974 BN (SUPP)
4th P132 1974-1978
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986 Sim Kuang Yang
(沈观仰)
DAP
7th P155 1986-1990
8th P157 1990-1995 GR (DAP)
9th P169 1995-1999 Song Swee Guan
(宋瑞源)
BN (SUPP)
10th 1999-2004
11th P195 2004-2008 Chong Chieng Jen
(张健仁)
DAP
12th 2008-2013 PR (DAP)
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018-2022 Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
(俞利文)
PH (DAP)
15th 2022–present

State constituency

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Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1969–1978 1978–1990 1990–1999 1999–2008 2008–2016 2016−present
Bandar Kuching Batu Lintang Batu Lintang
Kuching Barat
Kuching Timor
Padungan
Pending
Stampin

Current state assembly members

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No. State Constituency Member Coallition (Party)
N9 Padungan Chong Chieng Jen PH (DAP)
N10 Pending Violet Yong Wui Wui
N11 Batu Lintang See Chee How Independent

Local governments

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No. State Constituency Local Government
N9 Padungan
  • Kuching North City Hall (Bazar and Bukit Tuan areas)
  • Kuching South City Council
N10 Pending Kuching South City Council
N11 Batu Lintang
  • Kuching North City Hall
  • Kuching South City Council (Batu Lintang and Tabuan Jaya areas)

Election results

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Malaysian general election, 2022: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen 45,353 71.34 Decrease 8.09
GPS Tay Tze Kok 16,462 25.89 Increase 25.89
PSB Voon Lee Shan 1,760 2.77 Increase 2.77
Total valid votes 63,575 100.00
Total rejected ballots 301
Unreturned ballots 192
Turnout 64,068 57.95 Decrease 17.16
Registered electors 109,710
Majority 28,891 45.45 Decrease 54.31
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2018: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen 48,548 79.43 Increase 5.25
BN Kho Teck Wan 12,575 20.57 Decrease 5.25
Total valid votes 61,123 100.00
Total rejected ballots 241
Unreturned ballots 119
Turnout 61,483 75.11 Decrease 1.53
Registered electors 81,856
Majority 35,973 58.85 Increase 10.49
DAP 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.[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 Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2019. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 30,133 74.18 Increase 10.30
BN Tan Kai 10,491 25.82 Decrease 10.30
Total valid votes 40,624 100.00
Total rejected ballots 201
Unreturned ballots 54
Turnout 40,879 76.64 Increase 8.51
Registered electors 53,336
Majority 19,642 48.36 Increase 20.60
DAP hold Swing
Source(s)

"Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 184/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 2016-05-05.

"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) 225/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
Malaysian general election, 2008: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 22,901 63.88 Increase 10.86
BN Sim Yaw Yen 12,949 36.12 Decrease 10.86
Total valid votes 35,850 100.00
Total rejected ballots 242
Unreturned ballots 165
Turnout 36,257 68.13 Increase 5.07
Registered electors 53,216
Majority 9,952 27.76 Increase 21.72
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 17,914 53.02 Increase 35.63
BN Wee Kok Tiong 15,873 46.98 Decrease 6.66
Total valid votes 33,787 100.00
Total rejected ballots 577
Unreturned ballots 329
Turnout 34,693 63.06 Decrease 1.62
Registered electors
Majority 2,041 6.04 Decrease 18.63
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1999: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Song Swee Guan 18,239 53.64 Increase 0.57
Independent Dominique Ng Kim Ho 9,850 28.97 Increase 28.97
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 5,913 17.39 Decrease 29.54
Total valid votes 34,002 100.00
Total rejected ballots 238
Unreturned ballots 1,078
Turnout 35,318 64.68 Decrease 5.30
Registered electors
Majority 8,389 24.67 Increase 18.53
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Song Swee Guan 27,514 53.07 Increase 9.92
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 24,330 46.93 Decrease 9.92
Total valid votes 51,844 100.00
Total rejected ballots 379
Unreturned ballots 277
Turnout 52,500 70.04 Decrease 0.41
Registered electors
Majority 3,184 6.14 Decrease 7.56
BN gain from DAP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1990: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 25,573 56.85 Decrease 2.02
BN Stephen Yong Kuet Tze 19,409 43.15 Increase 2.02
Total valid votes 44,982 100.00
Total rejected ballots 295
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 45,277 70.45 Decrease 2.36
Registered electors 64,262
Majority 6,164 13.70 Decrease 4.04
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 26,468 58.87 Increase 3.73
BN Chan Seng Kai 18,494 41.13 Decrease 3.73
Total valid votes 44,962 100.00
Total rejected ballots 582
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 45,544 72.81 Decrease 1.83
Registered electors 62,550
Majority 7,974 17.74 Increase 7.46
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1982: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 19,200 55.14 Increase 55.14
BN Loke Yik Ping 15,623 44.86 Increase 44.86
Total valid votes 34,823 100.00
Total rejected ballots 431
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 35,254 74.69 Increase 4.19
Registered electors 47,201
Majority 3,577 10.28 Decrease 49.00
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1978: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Kee Hui 19,902 79.64 Increase 24.30
Independent Leong Ho Yuen 5,089 20.36 Increase 20.36
Total valid votes 24,991 100.00
Total rejected ballots 759
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 25,750 70.50 Decrease 5.74
Registered electors 36,527
Majority 14,813 59.28 Increase 46.41
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Kee Hui 11,534 55.34 Decrease 30.26
SNAP Leong Ho Yuen 8,851 42.47 Increase 42.47
Independent Peter Ng Eng Lim 457 2.19 Increase 2.19
Total valid votes 20,842 100.00
Total rejected ballots 638
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 21,480 76.24 Decrease 7.28
Registered electors 28,175
Majority 2,683 12.87 Decrease 64.53
BN gain from SUPP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1969: Bandar Kuching
Party Candidate Votes %
SUPP Ong Kee Hui 13,410 85.60
Independent Kenneth Lau Ah Lah 1,284 8.20
Independent Ong Khai Yan 972 6.20
Total valid votes 15,666 100.00
Total rejected ballots 5,113
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 20,779 83.53
Registered electors 24,877
Majority 12,126 77.40
This was a new constituency created.

References

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