Cheras (federal constituency)

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Cheras (P123)
the Federal Territories of Malaysia constituency
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Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]101,184
Area (km²)[2]16

Cheras is a federal constituency in the Federal Territories, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created in the 1994 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics[edit]

https://live.chinapress.com.my/ge15/parliament/KUALALUMPUR

Ethnic breakdown of Cheras's electorate as of 2022

  Chinese (76.91%)
  Malay (13.58%)
  Indian (7.78%)
  Other ethnicities (1.73%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Cheras constituency has a total of 19 polling districts.[3]

Polling District Code Location
Jalan Pasar 123/00/01 Kolej Tingkatan Enam Pudu Jaya
Jalan San Peng 123/00/02 SMK Dato' Onn
Rumah Pangsa Loke Yew 123/00/03 SM Tsun Jin (Persendirian)
Jalan Loke Yew 123/00/04 SJK (C) Chung Kwo
Kampung Loke Yew 123/00/05 SJK (T) Jln San Peng
Jalan Sungai Besi 123/00/06 SJK (C) Sam Yoke
Jalan Chan Sow Lin 123/00/07 SK Convent Jln Peel
Pudu Hujung 123/00/08 SK (P) Pudu 1
Jalan Cheras 123/00/09 SK Jalan Peel
Pudu Ulu 123/00/10 SJK (T) Jalan Cheras
Taman Miharja 123/00/11 SMK Miharja
Batu 3 -4 Jalan Cheras 123/00/12 SK Yaacob Latif 1
Taman Shamelin Perkasa 123/00/13 SK Seri Bintang Utara
Kampong Cheras Batu 4 123/00/14 SMK Seri Bintang Selatan
Bukit A Cheras Baru 123/00/15
  • SRA An-Nur, Cheras Baru
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Cheras
Cheras Baru 123/00/16 SK Seri Bintang Selatan
Taman Cheras 123/00/17 SM Sri Sempurna (Persendirian)
Taman Midah Kanan 123/00/18 SK Taman Midah 2
Taman Midah Kiri 123/00/19 SK Taman Midah
Taman Mutiara Barat 123/00/20 SMK Seri Mutiara
Taman Segar 123/00/21
  • SK Taman Segar
  • Dewan Serbaguna Taman Segar
Taynton View 123/00/22 SJK (C) Imbi
Taman Connaught Utara 123/00/23 SMK Taman Connaught
Taman Connaught Selatan 123/00/24 SMK Orkid Desa

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Cheras
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Sungai Besi
9th 1995-1999 Tan Kok Wai (陈国伟) DAP
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018-2022 PH (DAP)
15th 2022-present

Local governments[edit]

No. Local Government
P123 Kuala Lumpur City Hall

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Tan Kok Wai 60,294 84.04 -4.96
PN Chin Yoke Kheng 5,846 8.15 +8.15
BN Chong Yew Chuan 5,606 7.81 -3.19
Total valid votes 71,746 100.00
Total rejected ballots 300
Unreturned ballots 161
Turnout 72,207 71.4
Registered electors 101,184
Majority 54,448 75.89
PH hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Tan Kok Wai 56,671 89.00 +7.35
BN Heng Sinn Yee 7,006 11.00 -7.35
Total valid votes 63,677 100.00
Total rejected ballots 275
Unreturned ballots 122
Turnout 64,074 81.29
Registered electors 78,819
Majority 49,665 78.00
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur [P.U. (B) 240/2018]" (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 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur [P.U. (B) 314/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Tan Kok Wai 48,249 81.65 + 3.47
BN Steve Teoh Chee Hooi 10,840 18.35 - 3.47
Total valid votes 59,089 100.00
Total rejected ballots 315
Unreturned ballots 88
Turnout 59,492 82.00
Registered electors 72,551
Majority 37,409
DAP hold Swing
Source(s)

"Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur [P.U. (B) 177/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 2016-05-07.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur [P.U. (B) 218/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Tan Kok Wai 39,253 78.18 + 15.36
BN Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik 10,953 21.82 - 15.36
Total valid votes 50,206 100.00
Total rejected ballots 224
Unreturned ballots 121
Turnout 50,571 73.58
Registered electors 68,725
Majority 28,300
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Tan Kok Wai 29,056 62.82 + 3.08
BN Lee Boon Kok 17,195 37.18 - 3.08
Total valid votes 46,251 100.00
Total rejected ballots 248
Unreturned ballots 34
Turnout 46,533 68.64
Registered electors
Majority 11,861
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Tan Kok Wai 27,579 59.74 - 6.56
BN Lee Boon Kok 18,587 40.26 + 6.56
Total valid votes 46,166 100.00
Total rejected ballots 217
Unreturned ballots 82
Turnout 46,465 70.63
Registered electors
Majority 8,992
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Tan Kok Wai 29,240 66.30
BN Mook Soon Man @ Mok Soon Cheong 14,865 33.70
Total valid votes 44,105 100.00
Total rejected ballots 224
Unreturned ballots 77
Turnout 44,406 69.50
Registered electors
Majority 14,375
This was a new constituency created.

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