Batu Kawan (federal constituency)

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Batu Kawan (P046)
Penang constituency
Batu Kawan federal constituency.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kasthuriraani Patto
PH
Constituency created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]65,394
Area (km²)[2]129

Batu Kawan is a federal constituency in South Seberang Perai District and Central Seberang Perai District, Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 2004.

The federal constituency was created in the 2003 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Batu Kawan's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Chinese (55.87%)
  Indian (22.76%)
  Malay (20.94%)
  Other ethnicities (0.34%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Batu Kawan constituency is divided into 53 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Perai(N16) Taman Indrawasih 046/16/01 SMK Taman Inderawasih
Taman Chai Leng 046/16/02 SJK (C) Chung Hwa 3
Perai 046/16/03 SJK (T) Perai
Taman Perai 046/16/04 SK Khir Johari
Taman Supreme 046/16/05 SMK Prai
Taman Kimsar 046/16/06 SJK (C) Chung Hwa 3
Bukit Tengah(N17) Kampong Jawa 046/17/01 SJK (T) Ladang Prye
Jalan Pengkalan 046/17/02 SJK (C) Peng Bin
Kebun Sireh 046/17/03 SK Kebun Sireh
Bukit Tengah 046/17/04 SJK (C) Peng Bin
Kuala Juru 046/17/05 SK Juru
Juru 046/17/06 SJK (C) True Light
Taman Perwira 046/17/07 SMK Taman Perwira
Taman Sejati 046/17/08 SJK (C) Peng Bin
Taman Sentul Jaya 046/17/09 Kolej Vokasional Seberang Perai
Bukit Tambun(N18) Pulau Aman 046/18/01 SK Pulau Aman
Batu Kawan 046/18/02 SMK Batu Kawan
Bukit Tambun 046/18/03 SK Bkt Tambun
Taman Merak 046/18/04 SK Taman Merak
Kampong Baharu 046/18/05 SMK Simpang Empat
Ladang Valdor 046/18/06 SJK (T) Ladang Valdor
Perkampungan Valdor 046/18/07 SMK Valdor
Badak Mati 046/18/08 SJK (C) Chong Kuang
Rumah Murah Valdor 046/18/09 SJK (C) Kampung Valdor

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Batu Kawan
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Bagan, Bukit Mertajam and Nibong Tebal
11th 2004-2008 Huan Cheng Guan (范清渊) BN (GERAKAN)
12th 2008-2013 Ramasamy Palanisamy (இராமசாமி பழனிசாமி) DAP
13th 2013-2018 Kasthuriraani Patto (கஸ்தூரி பட்டு)
14th 2018-present PH (DAP)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Batu Kawan Bukit Tambun
Bukit Tengah
Perai

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N16 Perai Ramasamy Palanisamy PH (DAP)
N17 Bukit Tengah Gooi Hsiao Leung PH (PKR)
N18 Bukit Tambun Goh Choon Aik

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N16 Perai Seberang Perai City Council
N17 Bukit Tengah Seberang Perai City Council
N18 Bukit Tambun Seberang Perai City Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Kasthuriraani Patto 42,683 78.02 +78.02
BN Jayanthi Devi Balaguru 9,130 16.69 -4.91
PAS Jay Kumar Balakrishna 2,636 4.82 +4.82
PFP Ooi Khar Giap 256 0.47 +0.47
Total valid votes 54,705 100.00
Total rejected ballots 675
Unreturned ballots 99
Turnout 55,479 84.84
Registered electors 65,394
Majority 33,553 61.33
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 236/2018]" (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 Penang [P.U. (B) 310/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kasthuriraani Patto 36,636 74.14 + 11.20
BN Gobalakrishnan Narayanasamy 10,674 21.60 - 15.46
PCM Huan Cheng Guan 1,801 3.64 + 3.64
Independent Mohan Apparoo 305 0.62 + 0.62
Total valid votes 49,416 100.00
Total rejected ballots 723
Unreturned ballots 69
Turnout 50,208 87.32
Registered electors 57,500
Majority 25,962 52.54
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ramasamy Palanisamy 23,067 62.94 + 42.30
BN Koh Tsu Koon 13,582 37.06 - 16.79
Total valid votes 36,649 100.00
Total rejected ballots 640
Unreturned ballots 3
Turnout 37,292 78.71
Registered electors 47,378
Majority 9,485 25.88
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Huan Cheng Guan 17,097 53.85
KEADILAN Law Choo Kiang 8,099 25.51
DAP Tanasekharan Autherapady 6,552 20.64
Total valid votes 31,748 100.00
Total rejected ballots 811
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,559 75.62
Registered electors 43,056
Majority 8,998 28.64
This was a new constituency created.

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