Cameron Highlands (federal constituency)

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Cameron Highlands (P078)
Pahang constituency
P078 Cameron Highlands.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Ramli Mohd Nor
BN
Constituency created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019
Demographics
Electors (2021)[1]33,186
Area (km²)[2]3,114

Cameron Highlands is a federal constituency in Cameron Highlands District and Lipis District, Pahang, 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 Cameron Highlands's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (33.5%)
  Chinese (29.48%)
  Other ethnicities (22.21%)
  Indian (14.91%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 24 March 2018, the Cameron Highlands constituency has a total of 29 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Tanah Rata(N01) Pos Terisu 078/01/01 SK Terisu
Pos Telanuk 078/01/02 SK Telanuk
Pos Lemoi 078/01/03 SK Lemoi
Pos Mensun 078/01/04 SK Menson
Lembah Bertam 078/01/05 SJK (C) Bertam Valley
Bandar Ringlet 078/01/06 SJK (C) Cameron
Habu 078/01/07 SMK Ringlet
Ladang Boh 1 078/01/08 SJK (T) Ladang Boh 1
Ladang Boh 2 078/01/09 SJK (T) Ladang Boh 2
Kea Farm 078/01/10 SJK (C) Kea Farm
Tanah Rata 078/01/11 SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah
Berinchang 078/01/12 SJK (C) Brinchang
Ladang Sungai Palas 078/01/13 SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Palas
Ladang Blue Valley 078/01/14 SJK (T) Ladang Blue Valley
Kampung Raja 078/01/15 SK Kampung Raja
Kuala Terla 078/01/16 SJK (C) Kuala Terla
Teringkap 078/01/17 SJK (C) Tringkap
Jelai(N02) Pos Lanai 078/02/01 SK Lanai
Kuala Medang 078/02/02 SK Kuala Medang
Tanjung Gahai 078/02/03 SK Tanjung Gahai
Bukit Kota 078/02/04 SK Batu Yon
Kampung Keledek 078/02/05 SK Kampung Keledek
Lubuk Kulit 078/02/06 SK Lubok Kulit
FELDA Sungai Koyan Satu 078/02/07 SK LKTP Sungai Koyan
FELDA Sungai Koyan Dua & Tiga 078/02/08 SMK Sungai Koyan
Pos Betau 078/02/09 SK Betau
Pos Sinderut 078/02/10 SK Senderut
Pos Lenjang 078/02/11 SK Lenjang
Pos Titum 078/02/12 SK Titom

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Cameron Highlands
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Lipis
11th 2004-2008 Devamany S. Krishnasamy (தேவமணி கிருஷ்ணசாமி) BN (MIC)
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2014 Palanivel Govindasamy (பழனிவேல் கோவிந்தசாமி)
2014–2018 Independent
14th 2018 Sivarraajh Chandran (சி. சிவராஜ்) BN (MIC)[5]
2019 Ramli Mohd Nor BN (Direct)[6]
2019-present BN (UMNO)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Cameron Highlands Jelai
Tanah Rata

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N1 Tanah Rata Chiong Yoke Kong PH (DAP)
N2 Jelai Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail BN (UMNO)

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N1 Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands Municipal Council
N2 Jelai Lipis District Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general by-election, 26 January 2019
Upon the disqualification of incumbent, Sivarraajh Chandran
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ramli Mohd Nor 12,038 56.18 Increase 13.88
PH Manogaran Marimuthu 8,800 41.07 Increase 1.22
Independent Sallehudin Ab Talib 314 1.47 N/A
Independent Wong Seng Yee 276 1.29 N/A
Total valid votes 21,428 100.00
Total rejected ballots 568
Unreturned ballots 23
Turnout 22,019 68.79
Registered electors 32,009
Majority 3,238 15.11
BN hold Swing Increase 6.33
Source(s)
"Official: BN retains Cameron, Ramli to be first Orang Asli MP". 26 Jan 2019.
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Sivarraajh Chandran 10,307 42.30 Decrease 5.74
PH Manogaran Marimuthu 9,710 39.85 Increase 39.85
PAS Wan Mahadir Wan Mahmud 3,587 14.72 N/A
PSM Suresh Kumar Balasubramaniam 680 2.79 N/A
Berjasa Mohd Tahir Kassim 81 0.33 Decrease 3.84
Total valid votes 24,365 100.00
Total rejected ballots 790
Unreturned ballots 171
Turnout 25,326 79.03
Registered electors 32,048
Majority 597 2.45
BN hold Swing Increase 0.17
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Palanivel Govindasamy 10,506 48.04 Decrease 12.21
DAP Manogaran Marimuthu 10,044 45.92 Increase 6.17
Berjasa Mohd Shokri Mahmood 912 4.17 N/A
Independent Alagu Thangarajoo 308 1.41 N/A
Independent Kisho Kumar Kathirveloo 101 0.46 N/A
Total valid votes 21,871 100.00
Total rejected ballots 877
Unreturned ballots 6
Turnout 22,754 81.32
Registered electors 27,980
Majority 462 2.12
BN hold Swing Decrease 9.19
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Devamany S. Krishnasamy 9,164 60.25 Decrease 11.80
DAP Apalasamy Jataliah 6,047 39.75 Increase 11.80
Total valid votes 15,211 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,186
Unreturned ballots 59
Turnout 16,456 70.14
Registered electors 23,461
Majority 3,117 20.50
BN hold Swing Decrease 11.80


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Devamany S. Krishnasamy 10,226 72.05
DAP Apalasamy Jataliah 3,966 27.95
Total valid votes 14,192 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,010
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 15,202 65.92
Registered electors 23,061
Majority 6,260 44.10
This was a new constituency created.

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