Bukit Gantang (federal constituency)

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Bukit Gantang (P059)
Perak constituency
DUN Perak 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1984
First contested1986
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]94,253
Area (km²)[2]833

Bukit Gantang is a federal constituency in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1986.

The federal constituency was created in the 1984 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 Bukit Gantang's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Malay (72.0%)
  Chinese (19.1%)
  Indian (8.7%)
  Other ethnicities (0.2%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Bukit Gantang constituency is divided into 37 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Kuala Sepetang (N13) Kurina Jaya 059/13/01 SRA Rakyat Nurul Hidayah
Palma 059/13/02
  • SK Taman Palma
  • Madrasah Al-Zilahiyah
Ayer Puteh 059/13/03 SK Ayer Puteh
Jebong 059/13/04 SK Ngah Ibrahim
Kuala Sepetang 059/13/05 SJK (C) Poay Eng
Kampong Menteri 059/13/06 SK Laksamana
Jalan Mangala 059/13/07 SJK (C) Khea Wah
Simpang Halt 059/13/08 SJK (T) Kampung Jebong Lama
Sungai Mati 059/13/09 SMK Matang
Sungai Limau 059/13/10 SK Matang Gelugor
Matang Gelugor 059/13/11 SK Matang Gelugor
Kampong Jaha 059/13/12 Dewan J.K.K.K Kg. Jaha/Kg. Perak
Bendang Siam 059/13/13 SMK Dato' Wan Ahmad Rasdi
Changkat Ibol 059/13/14 SK Changkat Ibol
Changkat Jering (N14) Larut Tin 059/14/01
  • SRA Rakyat Madrasah Al Khairiah Addinah
  • Dewan Orang Ramai Kg Larut Tin
Kawasan J.K.R 059/14/02
  • SJK (T) Ladang Holyrood
  • SRA Rakyat Al Hashimiah Pengkalan Aur
Jalan Simpang 059/14/03
  • SA Rakyat Al-Irshadiah
  • SK Pengkalan Aur
Simpang Lama 059/14/04
  • SRA Rakyat An-Nur
  • SMK Simpang
Ayer Kuning 059/14/05
  • SK Changkat Larut
  • SMK Pengkalan Aur
Changkat Jering 059/14/06 SK Changkat Jering
Jelutong 059/14/07 SK Jelutong
Bukit Gantang 059/14/08 SK Dato Panglima Bukit Gantang
Kampong Cheh 059/14/09 SK Sultan Abdullah
Trong(N15) Kuala Trong 059/15/01 SJK (C) Siu Sin
Trong Barat 059/15/02 SK Toh Johan
Kampong Telok Trong 059/15/03 SK Temelok
Temelok 059/15/04 SK Temelok
Pasir Hitam Trong 059/15/05 SJK (C) Aik Hua
Sungai Tinggi 059/15/06 SK Sungai Tinggi
Sungai Che Rahmat 059/15/07 SK Permatang Raja
Permatang Raja 059/15/08 SK Permatang Raja
Batu Hampar 059/15/09 SK Batu Hampar
Sungai Rotan 059/15/10 SJK (C) Sungai Rotan
Padang Gajah 059/15/11 SK Padang Gajah
Ayer Terjun 059/15/12 SJK (C) Ngai Seng
Trong 059/15/13 SK Toh Johan
Bukit Gantang Selatan 059/15/14 SK Toh Johan

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Bukit Gantang
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Matang
7th 1986–1990 Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan (عبدالله فاذل چي وان) BN (UMNO)
8th 1990–1995
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008 Tan Lian Hoe (陈莲花) BN (GERAKAN)
12th 2008–2009 Roslan Shaharum (روسلن شاهروم) PAS
2009–2013 Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (نزار جمال الدين)
13th 2013–2018 Idris Ahmad (إدريس أحمد)
14th 2018 Syed Abu Haifz Syed Abu Faisal (سيد أبو حسين بن حفيظ سيد عبدالفصل) BN (UMNO)
2018–2020 Independent
2020–2022 PN (BERSATU)
15th 2022–present

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Bukit Gantang Changkat Jering
Kuala Sapetang
Kuala Sepetang
Sapetang
Trong

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N13 Kuala Sepetang Ahmad Man PN (BERSATU)
N14 Changkat Jering Rahim Ismail PN (PAS)
N15 Trong Faisal Abdul Rahman

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N13 Kuala Sepetang Taiping Municipal Council
N14 Changkat Jering Taiping Municipal Council
N15 Trong Taiping Municipal Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PN Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal 32,625 45.59 Increase45.59
BN Mohammad Sollehin Mohamad Tajie 19,869 27.76 Decrease11.72
PH Fakhruldin Mohd Hashim 18,565 25.94 Decrease6.35
Homeland Fighters' Party Mohd Shukri Mohd Yusoff 508 0.71 Increase0.71
Total valid votes 71,567 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,033
Unreturned ballots 135
Turnout 72,735 75.93
Registered electors 94,253
Majority 12,756 17.83
PN gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal 22,450 39.48 Decrease 9.70
PH Khadri Khalid 18,361 32.29 Increase 32.29
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Idris Ahmad 16,052 28.23 Decrease 22.59
Total valid votes 56,863 100.00
Total rejected ballots 761
Unreturned ballots 243
Turnout 57,867 82.82
Registered electors 69,873
Majority 4,089 7.19
BN gain from Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perak [P.U. (B) 237/2018]" (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 Perak [P.U. (B) 311/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Idris Ahmad 30,563 50.82 Decrease 2.51
BN Ismail Saffian 29,577 49.18 Increase 2.66
Total valid votes 60,140 100.00
Total rejected ballots 748
Unreturned ballots 130
Turnout 61,018 85.63
Registered electors 71,257
Majority 986 1.64
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party hold Swing

Malaysian general by-election, 7 April 2009
Upon the death of incumbent, Roslan Shaharum
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin 21,860 53.33 Increase 2.45
BN Ismail Saffian 19,071 46.52 Decrease 0.38
Independent Kamarul Ramizu Idris 62 0.15 N/A
Total valid votes 40,993 100.00
Total rejected ballots 456
Unreturned ballots 18
Turnout 41,467 74.63
Registered electors 55,562
Majority 2,789 6.81
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Roslan Shaharum 20,015 50.88 Increase 12.67
BN Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi 18,449 46.90 Decrease 14.89
Independent Mohganan P. Manikam 872 2.22 N/A
Total valid votes 39,336 100.00
Total rejected ballots 851
Unreturned ballots 114
Turnout 40,301 72.65
Registered electors 55,471
Majority 1,566 3.98
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Lian Hoe 23,294 61.79 Increase 4.95
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Lo' Lo' Mohamad Ghazali 14,406 38.21 Decrease 4.95
Total valid votes 37,700 100.00
Total rejected ballots 886
Unreturned ballots 56
Turnout 38,642 71.72
Registered electors 53,627
Majority 8,888 23.58
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan 21,184 56.84 Decrease 15.43
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Roslan Shaharum 16,083 43.16 N/A
Total valid votes 37,267 100.00
Total rejected ballots 838
Unreturned ballots 68
Turnout 38,173 67.71
Registered electors 56,377
Majority 5,101 13.68
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan 24,590 72.27 Increase 9.92
S46 Abdullah Hudi Abdul Latif 9,436 27.73 N/A
Total valid votes 34,026 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,635
Unreturned ballots 406
Turnout 36,067 68.35
Registered electors 52,768
Majority 15,154 44.54
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan 18,210 62.35 Decrease 0.91
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Azizan Mohamed Desa 10,997 37.65 Increase 0.91
Total valid votes 29,207 100.00
Total rejected ballots 893
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 30,100 72.05
Registered electors 41,776
Majority 7,213 24.70
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan 16,579 63.26
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Baharuddin Abdul Latif 9,628 36.74
Total valid votes 26,207 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,060
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 27,267 67.94
Registered electors 40,131
Majority 6,951 26.52
This was a new constituency created.

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