Bukit Gelugor (federal constituency)

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Bukit Gelugor (P051)
Penang constituency
Bukit Gelugor federal constituency.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Ramkarpal Singh Karpal Singh
Constituency created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2018
Electors (2018)[1]91,595
Area (km²)[2]32

Bukit Gelugor is a federal constituency in Northeast Penang Island 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.


Ethnic breakdown of Bukit Gelugor's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Chinese (73.86%)
  Malay (14.33%)
  Indian (11.27%)
  Other ethnicities (0.55%)


Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Bukit Gelugor constituency is divided into 27 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Seri Delima (N32) Kampong Hijau 051/32/01 SK Batu Lanchang
Island Park 051/32/02 SMK Chung Hwa Confucian
Lintang Delima 051/32/03 SMK Hamid Khan
Lorong Delima 051/32/04 SMK Hamid Khan
Bukit Gelugor 051/32/05 SK Bukit Gelugor
Taman Tun Sardon 051/32/06 SMK Datuk Hj. Mohamed Nor Ahmad
Sungai Gelugor 051/32/07 SK Sg Gelugor
Air Itam (N33) Ayer Itam 051/33/01 SJK (C) Kong Min Cawangan Satu
Happy Valley 051/33/02 SJK (C) Chiao Nan
Jalan Kampong Pisang 051/33/03 SK Sri Aman
Kampong Melayu 051/33/04 SK Ayer Itam
Jalan Chor Sin Kheng 051/33/05 SM Chung Ling (Persendirian)
Thean Teik 051/33/06 SK Seri Indah
Zoo Road 051/33/07 SM Chung Ling (Persendirian)
Jalan Shaik Madar 051/33/08 SMK Chung Ling
Cheeseman Road 051/33/09 SMK Georgetown
Paya Terubong (N34) Paya Terubong Mukim 14 051/34/01 SJK (C) Kong Min Cawangan Kedua
Sungai Dondang 051/34/02 SMK Air Itam
Paya Terubong Mukim 13 051/34/03 SJK (C) Kong Min Cawangan Kedua
Taman Paya Terubong 051/54/04 Kawasan Lapang Kolam Takungan Banjir Sungai Dondang
Relau 051/34/05 SK Seri Relau
Desa Baiduri 051/34/06 Dewan Komuniti Blok 1B Desa Baiduri
Desa Intan 051/34/07 Dewan Komuniti Blok 7A Desa Intan
Semarak Api 1 051/34/08 Dewan Komuniti Blok 4E Semarak Api
Jln Semarak Api 051/34/09 Dewan Komuniti Blok 4B Semarak Api
Bukit Awana 051/34/10 Ruang Legar Rumah Pangsa Taman Paya Terubong
Terubong Jaya 051/34/11 Tapak Pasar Malam Tkt Paya Terubong Wayton

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Bukit Bendera and Bayan Baru
11th 2004-2008 Karpal Singh Ram Singh (ਕਰਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ) DAP
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2014
2014-2018 Ramkarpal Singh Karpal Singh (ਰਾਮਕਰ ਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ)
14th 2018-present PH (DAP)

State constituency[edit]



State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Bukit Gelugor Air Itam
Paya Terubong
Seri Delima

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N32 Seri Delima Syerleena Abdul Rashid PH (DAP)
N33 Air Itam Joseph Ng Soon Seong
N34 Paya Terubong Yeoh Soon Hin

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N32 Seri Delima Penang Island City Council
N33 Air Itam Penang Island City Council
N34 Paya Terubong Penang Island City Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Ramkarpal Singh Karpal Singh 65,622 86.68 +86.68
BN Low Joo Hiap 9,671 12.77 -6.68
MU Lai Xue Ching 412 0.54 +0.54
Total valid votes 75,705 100.00
Total rejected ballots 528
Unreturned ballots 256
Turnout 76,489 83.51
Registered electors 91,595
Majority 55,951 73.91
PH hold Swing +1.71

"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 by-election, 25 May 2014
Upon the death of incumbent, Karpal Singh
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ramkarpal Singh Karpal Singh 41,242 89.95 +9.44
PCM Huan Cheng Guan 3,583 7.81 +7.81
Independent Mohamed Nabi Bux Mohamed Nabi Abdul Sathar 799 1.74 +1.74
Independent Abu Backer Sidek Mohammad Zan 225 0.49 +0.49
Total valid votes 45,849 100.00
Total rejected ballots 539
Unreturned ballots 50
Turnout 46,438 56.34
Registered electors 82,431
Majority 37,659 82.14
DAP hold Swing +0.82
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Karpal Singh Ram Singh 56,303 80.55 +9.22
BN Teh Beng Yeam 13,597 19.45 -9.22
Total valid votes 69,900 100.00
Total rejected ballots 654
Unreturned ballots 129
Turnout 70,683 86.31
Registered electors 81,897
Majority 42,706 61.10
DAP hold Swing +9.22
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Karpal Singh Ram Singh 35,140 71.33 +19.89
BN Koay Kar Huah 14,125 28.67 -19.89
Total valid votes 49,265 100.00
Total rejected ballots 707
Unreturned ballots 581
Turnout 50,553 77.05
Registered electors 65,614
Majority 21,015 42.66
DAP hold Swing +19.89

Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Karpal Singh Ram Singh 22,529 51.44
BN Lim Boo Chang 21,268 48.56
Total valid votes 43,797 100.00
Total rejected ballots 793
Unreturned ballots 28
Turnout 44,618 74.21
Registered electors 60,123
Majority 1,261 2.88
This was a new constituency created.