Kanowit (federal constituency)

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Kanowit
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Aaron Ago Dagang
GPS
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2018

Kanowit is a federal constituency in 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.

History[edit]

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Kajah, Bat, Sengayan, Mapai, Bawan, Pidai, Lukut, Kanowit, Majau, Peranan, Poi, Bukong, Latong.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kajah, Bat, Sengayan, Mapai, Bawan, Pidai, Lukut, Kanowit, Majau, Peranan, Poi, Bukong, Latong.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Kanowit
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd 1971-1974 Joseph Unting Umang Independent
4th 1974-1976 Leo Moggie Irok SNAP
1976-1978 BN
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986
7th 1986-1990
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008 Aaron Ago Dagang
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018
2018-present GPS

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Aaron Ago Dagang 9,552 64.58 + 4.83
PH Satu Anchom 5,240 35.42 - 1.74
Total valid votes 14,792 100.00
Total rejected ballots 295
Unreturned ballots 62
Turnout 15,149 72.06
Registered electors 21,022
Majority 4,312 29.15
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.

"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. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Aaron Ago Dagang 8,046 59.75
PKR Thomas Laja Besi 5,004 37.16
SWP Ellison Ludan 417 3.10
Total valid votes 13,467 100.00
Total rejected ballots 276
Unreturned ballots 16
Turnout 13,759 70.80
Registered electors 19,433
Majority 3,042
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Aaron Ago Dagang won uncontested.
BN Aaron Ago Dagang
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Aaron Ago Dagang 6,438 59.51
Independent Frederick Bunsu Janton 4,381 40.49
Total valid votes 10,819 100.00
Total rejected ballots 185
Unreturned ballots 18
Turnout 11,022 60.62
Registered electors
Majority 2,057
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Leo Moggie Irok 7,782 75.22
KEADILAN Tadong Tambi 2,564 24.78
Total valid votes 10,346 100.00
Total rejected ballots 274
Unreturned ballots 90
Turnout 10,710 58.94
Registered electors
Majority 5,218
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Leo Moggie Irok won uncontested.
BN Leo Moggie Irok
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 Leo Moggie Irok 6,964 60.34
Independent Nicholas Ngalang 4,578 39.66
Total valid votes 11,542 100.00
Total rejected ballots 182
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 11,724 72.58
Registered electors
Majority 2,386
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Leo Moggie Irok 6,732 72.98
Independent James Undau 2,492 27.02
Total valid votes 9,224 100.00
Total rejected ballots 182
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 9,406 67.58
Registered electors 13,919
Majority 4,240
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Leo Moggie Irok 5,816 74.43
DAP Ling Ping Sing 1,998 25.57
Total valid votes 7,814 100.00
Total rejected ballots 265
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 8,079 63.20
Registered electors 12,784
Majority 3,818
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Leo Moggie Irok 4,973 62.07
Independent Thomas Kana 3,039 37.93
Total valid votes 8,012 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 11,743
Majority 1,934
BN gain from SNAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
SNAP Leo Moggie Irok 3,925 55.15
BN Thomas Kana 3,192 44.85
Total valid votes 7,117 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 10,825
Majority 733
SNAP gain from Independent Swing ?
Malaysian general by-election, 29 July 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Joseph Unting Umang 2,020 30.18
SUPP Chua Ka Siang 1,532 22.89
PESAKA Bujang Manja 949 14.18
Independent Mandoh Badin @ Masam 787 11.76
SNAP Belaja Angkin 686 10.25
Independent Jarit Meluda 463 6.92
Independent Lee Ghin Ching 257 3.84
Total valid votes 6,694 100.00
Total rejected ballots 102
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 6,796 66.47
Registered electors 10,224
Majority 488
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 502/2015]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  2. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  3. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-05.