Betong (federal constituency)

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Betong
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Robert Lawson Chuat
GPS
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2018

Betong is a federal constituency in 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.

History[edit]

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Manggut, Tui, Debak, Bungin, Likis, Supa, Engkaras, Buda, Serabang, Belasau, Sabar, Dit, Dit Hulu, Bungei, Penunus, Jerai, Debak Laut, Serembang, Tanjong Assam, Sebemban, Belingan, Budak, Spak, Padeh, Bebanggai, Betong, Kampung Betong, Lubau, Penyalaneh, Jelau, Melanjan, Tapeh, Luing, Krapa, Teguyu, Perdu, Dabok, Gawis, Balingam, Kron, Plepok, Merunjau, Entanak, Saka, Penurin, Tanu, Jugir, Pasa, Selulap, Stambak, Rimbas, Spaoh, Suri, Bukit Saban, Kubal, Brutan, Bayor, Ulu Teru, Metong, Delit, Babu, Traie, Rapong, Tot, Spaoh Hulu, Spaoh Hilir, Belabak, Lingit, Penom, Meroh, Sepuna, Samu, Mutok, Penebak, Bair, Jambu, Tiput, Pelikoi, Jaloh, Serudit, Matop, Teberu, Rembai, Bangkit.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Manggut, Tui, Debak, Bungin, Likis, Supa, Engkaras, Buda, Serabang, Belasau, Sabar, Dit, Dit Hulu, Bungei, Jerai, Debak Laut, Serembang, Tanjong Assam, Sebemban, Belingan, Budak, Spak, Padeh, Bebanggai, Betong, Kampung Betong, Lubau, Penyalaneh, Jelau, Melanjan, Tapeh, Luing, Krapa, Teguyu, Perdu, Dabok, Gawis, Balingam, Kron, Plepok, Merunjau, Entanak, Saka, Penurin, Tanu, Jugir, Pasa, Selulap, Stambak, Penunus, Rimbas, Spaoh, Suri, Bukit Saban, Kubal, Brutan, Bayor, Ulu Teru, Metong, Delit, Babu, Traie, Rapong, Tot, Spaoh Hulu, Spaoh Hilir, Belabak, Lingit, Penom, Meroh, Sepuna, Samu, Mutok, Penebak, Bair, Jambu, Tiput, Pelikoi, Jaloh, Serudit, Matop, Teberu, Rembai, Bangkit.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Betong
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd 1971-1974 Andrew Mara Walter Unjah SNAP
4th 1974-1978 Wairy Leben Kato BN
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986 Alfred Jabu Numpang
7th 1986-1990 Douglas Uggah Embas
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018 Robert Lawson Chuat
2018-present GPS

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lawson Chuat 12,517 60.41 - 16.72
Independent Abang Ahmad Abang Suni 4,401 21.24 + 21.24
PH Noel Changgai Bucking 3,802 18.35 - 4.52
Total valid votes 20,720 100.00
Total rejected ballots 283
Unreturned ballots 162
Turnout 21,165 72.62
Registered electors 29,145
Majority 8,116 39.17
BN 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.

"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. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Douglas Uggah Embas 15,476 77.13 - 10.14
PKR Cecilia Siti Una 4,589 22.87 + 22.87
Total valid votes 20,065 100.00
Total rejected ballots 315
Unreturned ballots 59
Turnout 20,439 77.65
Registered electors 26,322
Majority 10,887 54.26
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Douglas Uggah Embas 13,708 87.27 + 1.29
SNAP Edmund Stanley Jugol Benedict Sandin 1,999 12.73 - 1.29
Total valid votes 15,707 100.00
Total rejected ballots 246
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 15,953 72.22
Registered electors 22,088
Majority 11,709 74.54
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Douglas Uggah Embas 11,618 85.98 + 85.98
SNAP Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh 1,895 14.02 + 14.02
Total valid votes 13,513 100.00
Total rejected ballots 176
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 13,689 66.01
Registered electors 20,737
Majority 9,723 71.96
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Douglas Uggah Embas won uncontested.
BN Douglas Uggah Embas
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Douglas Uggah Embas won uncontested.
BN Douglas Uggah Embas
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Douglas Uggah Embas 9,178 75.29 + 9.64
PERMAS Musa Jamaluddin 2,005 16.45 + 16.45
Independent David Impi 1,007 8.26 + 8.26
Total valid votes 12,190 100.00
Total rejected ballots 155
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 12,345 69.75
Registered electors 17,698
Majority 7,173 58.84
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Douglas Uggah Embas 8,052 65.65
Independent Wilfred Gomez Azarias Malong 2,433 19.84
Independent George Dennis Ningkan 1,780 14.51
Total valid votes 12,265 100.00
Total rejected ballots 249
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 12,514 61.46
Registered electors 20,361
Majority 5,619 45.81
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Alfred Jabu Numpang 6,178 56.80
Independent David Kalom Umpie 4,698 43.20
Total valid votes 10,876 100.00
Total rejected ballots 371
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 11,247 62.94
Registered electors 17,870
Majority 1,480
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wairy Leben Kato 6,473 64.70
PAJAR Charles Henry Ingka 3,098 30.96
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Total valid votes 10,005 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 16,064
Majority 3,375
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wairy Leben Kato 6,211 57.46
SNAP Stephen Kalong Ningkan 4,598 42.54
Total valid votes 10,809 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 14,348
Majority 1,613
BN gain from SNAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
SNAP Andrew Mara Walter Unjah 3,816 43.00
BUMIPUTERA Abang Hood Abang Suhaimi 2,441 27.50
PESAKA Langgi Jilap 1,611 18.15
Independent Umpang Pelima 1,007 11.35
Total valid votes 8,875 100.00
Total rejected ballots 741
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 9,616 73.45
Registered electors 13,092
Majority 1,375
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 502/2015]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  2. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  3. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-05.