Betong (federal constituency)

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Betong (P204)
Sarawak constituency
PRN Sarawak 2021.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]29,145
Area (km²)1,398

Betong is a federal constituency in Betong Division (Betong 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[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Betong's electorate as of 2018[2]

  Non-muslim bumiputera (55%)
  Muslim bumiputera (38%)
  Chinese (7%)
  Other ethnicities (0%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 30 December 2015, the Betong constituency has a total of 84 polling districts.[3]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Saribas(N35) Manggut 204/35/01 SK Manggut
Tui 204/35/02 SK Tuie
Debak 204/35/03 SJK (C) Chung Hua Debak
Bungin 204/35/04 SK Bungin
Likis 204/35/05 SK St. Chirstopher Debak
Supa 204/35/06 SK Supa
Engkaras 204/35/07 SK Medang
Buda 204/35/08 SK Buda
Serabang 204/35/09 SK Serabang
Belasu 204/35/10 SK St. Barnabas Belasau
Sabar 204/35/11 RH Selinggau Sabar
Dit 204/35/12 SK Dit
Dit Hulu 204/35/13 RH Jimbat Dit Ulu
Bungei 204/35/14 SK Datuk Bandar Debak
Jerai 204/35/15 RH Mandau Jerai
Debak Laut 204/35/16 Dewan JKKK Kpg. Debak Laut
Serembang 204/35/17 SK Serembang
Tanjong Assam 205/35/18 SK Tanjung Assam
Sebemban 204/35/19 SK Sebemban
Belingan 204/35/20 SK Balingan
Budak 204/35/21 RH Setu Ak Chabu
Layar (N36) Spak 204/36/01 SK Ng. Spak
Padeh 204/36/02 SK St. Bartholomew Ng. Grahu
Bebanggai 204/36/03 RH Stani Bebanggai Kanan
Betong 204/36/04 SJK (C) Chung Hua Betong
Kampung Betong 204/36/05 SK Abang Abdul Kadir
Lubau 204/36/06 RH Uking Batu Lintang
Penyalaneh 204/36/07 SK St. Mark Batu Genting
Jelau 204/36/08 RH Jawa Ng. Jelau
Melanjan 204/36/09 RH Dunggat Melanjan
Tapeh 204/36/10 RH Aka Ng. Tapeh
Luing 204/36/11 SK Ng. Lawih
Krapa 204/36/12 RH Ringkai Kerapa
Teguyu 204/36/13 RH Naing Teguyu
Perdu 204/36/14
  • RH Siba Perdu
  • RH Ambu Lempaong
  • RH Brundie Batu Pesok
Dabok 204/36/15 Stesyen Pertanian Bersepadu Layar
Gawis 204/36/16 SK St. Peter / St. Paul Ng. Buai
Balingam 204/36/17
  • RH Sang Sg. Sibau
  • RH John Ragai Buai Melanjan
Kron 204/36/18 RH Achong Kron
Plepok 204/36/19
  • RH Pagah Peleok
  • RH Empeni Bungkang
Merunjau 204/36/20 RH Uyok Merunjau
Entanak 204/36/21 RH Randi Entanak
Saka 204/36/22 SK Saka
Penurin 204/36/23 RH Baling Penurin
Tanu 204/36/24 RH Lepoh Jungkal
Jugir 204/36/25 Dewan Tan Sri Jabu SMK St. Augustin Betong
Pasa 204/36/26 SK Ng. Pasa
Selulap 204/36/27 RH Edwin Serian Ulu
Stambak 204/36/28 RH Rajit Stambak Ulu
Bukit Saban(N37) Penunus 204/37/01 RH Sambang Penunus
Rimbas 204/37/02 RH Renggi Ulu Rimbas
Spaoh 204/37/03 SJK (C) Chung Hua Spaoh
Suri 204/37/04 SK Suri
Bukit Saban 204/37/05 RH Garan Tanjong
Kubal 204/37/06 RH Janggat Sg. Langit
Brutan 204/37/07 RH Minggat Luban Ili
Bayor 204/37/08 RH Tindin Ulu Bayor
Ulu Teru 204/37/09 RH Ganya Ulu Teru
Metong 204/37/10 RH Luna Menyalin
Delit 204/37/11 SK Ng. Gayau
Babu 204/37/12 RH Danggat Babu Tengah
Traie 204/37/13 RH Michael Rajau Traie
Rapong 204/37/14 RH Galau Rapong
Tot 204/37/15 RH Acgan Ng. Tot
Spaoh Hulu 204/37/16 SMK Spaoh
Spaoh Hilir 204/37/17 SK Spaoh
Belabak 204/37/18 RH Utek Belabak
Lingit 204/37/19 RH Janang Lempaong
Penom 204/37/20 RH Wilson Penom
Meroh 204/37/21 RH Legam Lubok Klampu
Sepuna 204/37/22 RH Gelayan Ng. Bong
Samu 204/37/23 RH Lingkoi Samu
Mutok 204/37/24 RH Jabu Mutok
Penebak 204/37/25 SK St. John Ng. Tuga
Bair 204/37/26 RH Banyang Bair
Jambu 204/37/27 RH Giri Jambu
Tiput 204/37/28 RH Bikal Raba Tiput
Pelikoi 204/37/29 RH Gelau Pelikoi
Jaloh 204/37/30 RH Kechendai Jaloh
Serudit 204/37/31 RH Mara Serudit
Matop 204/37/32 RH Derom Matop
Teberu 204/37/33 SK Paku Central
Rembai 204/37/34 RH Edward Ngumbang Bangkit Rembai Baru
Bangkit 204/37/35 RH Aji. Ng. Bangkit

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Betong
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[4][5]
3rd 1971-1974 Andrew Mara Walter Unjah SNAP
4th 1974-1978 Wairy Leben Kato BN (PBB)
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 (PBB)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1969–1978 1978–1990 1990–1999 1999–2008 2008–2016 2016−present
Betong Bukit Saban
Layar
Saribas

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N35 Saribas Ricky Sitam GPS (PBB)
N36 Layar Gerald Rentap Jabu
N37 Bukit Saban Douglas Uggah Embas

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N35 Saribas Betong District Council
N36 Layar Betong District Council
N37 Bukit Saban Betong District Council

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 +18.35
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.[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
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
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
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
434 4.34
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
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu 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]

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