Kota Melaka (federal constituency)

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Kota Melaka (P138)
Malacca constituency
DUN Melaka 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2021)[1]125,781
Area (km²)[2]66

Kota Melaka is a federal constituency in Melaka Tengah District, Malacca, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 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 Kota Melaka's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Chinese (57.11%)
  Malay (37.41%)
  Indian (4.01%)
  Other ethnicities (1.47%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 24 March 2018, the Kota Melaka constituency has a total of 46 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Kesidang(N19) Taman Merdeka 138/19/01
  • Balai Raya Taman Merdeka
  • SRA (JAIM) Taman Datuk Thamby Chik Karim
Batu Berendam 138/19/02 SK Batu Berendam
Taman Melaka Baru 138/19/03 SK Batu Berendam 2
Malim Jaya 138/19/04 SJK (C) Malim
Bertam 138/19/05 SK Malim
Taman Asean 138/19/06 SJK (C) Malim
Kampung Padang 138/19/07 SK Bachang
Limbongan 138/19/09 SK Tengkera 1
Kota Laksamana (N20) Kesidang Indah 138/20/01 SMK Tun Tuah
Tun Perak 138/20/02 SMK Tinggi Cina Melaka
Kampung Enam 138/20/03 SMK Notre Dame Convent
Pengkalan Rama Pantai 138/20/04 SJK (C) Ping Ming
Kenanga Seksyen 1 138/20/05 SRA (JAIM) Tengkera
Kenanga Seksyen 2 138/20/06 SMJK Katholik
Kenanga Seksyen 3 138/20/07 SJK (C) Notre Dome
Tengkera Pantai 138/20/08 SMK (P) Methodist
Tengkera 138/20/09 SMK Gajah Berang
Kubu 138/20/10 Sekolah Tinggi Pay Fong Melaka
Kampung Morten 138/20/11 SRA (JAIM) Kg. Morten
Pengkalan Rama 138/20/12 SJK (C) Ping Ming
Kampung Hulu 138/20/13 SJK (C) Pay Teck
Kampung Belanda 138/20/14 SJK (T) Kubu
Taman Kota Laksamana 138/20/15 SK Kubu
Duyong (N21) Pengkalan Rama Tengah 138/21/01 SMK Tun Tijah
Durian Daun 138/21/02 SK (P) Durian Daun
Kg Padang Semabok 138/21/03 SK Pendidikan Khas Melaka
Semabok 138/21/04 SK Semabok
Perigi Hang Tuah 138/21/05 SK Duyong
Seri Duyong 138/21/06 SK Seri Duyong
Bandar Hilir (N22) Bunga Raya 138/22/01 SJK (C) Pay Fong 3
Bukit China 138/22/02 SK Bukit China
Bukit Gedong 138/22/03 SK Seri Bandar
Bandar Kaba 138/22/04 SMK St. Francis
Bandar Hilir Tengah 138/22/05 SMK Infant Jesus Convent
Lorong Panjang 138/22/06 SJK (C) Pay Fong 2
Kg Bandar Hilir 138/22/07 SK Convent Infant Jesus 2
Melaka Raya 138/22/08 SK Convent Infant Jesus 1
Perkampungan Portugis 138/22/09 SMK Canossa Convent
Ujong Pasir Pantai 138/22/10 SMK Canossa Convent
Telok Mas (N23) Ujong Pasir Darat 138/23/01 SK Ujong Pasir
Kampung Ujong Pasir 138/23/02 Bangunan Serbaguna JKKK Taman May Lian
Padang Temu 138/23/03 SK Padang Temu
Alai 138/23/04 SK Alai
Kg Telok Mas 138/23/05 SMK Telok Mas
Pernu 138/23/06 SK Pernu

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Kota Melaka
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Bandar Malacca
4th 1974-1978 Lim Kit Siang (林吉祥) DAP
5th 1978-1982 Chan Teck Chan (陈德泉)
6th 1982-1986 Lim Kit Siang (林吉祥)
7th 1986-1990 Lim Guan Eng (林冠英)
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
1999 Vacant VAC
10th 1999-2004 Kerk Kim Hock (郭金福) DAP
11th 2004-2008 Wong Nai Chee (王乃志) BN (MCA)
12th 2008-2013 Sim Tong Him (沈同钦) DAP
13th 2013-2017
2017-2018 Independent
14th 2018-present Khoo Poay Tiong (邱培栋) PH (DAP)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Kota Melaka Alai
Bandar Hilir
Durian Daun
Duyong
Kesidang
Kota Laksamana
Kubu
Peringgit
Telok Mas
Tengkera
Tranquerah

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N19 Kesidang Seah Shoo Chin PH (DAP)
N20 Kota Laksamana Low Chee Leong
N21 Duyong Mohd Norhelmy Abdul Halem BN (UMNO)
N22 Bandar Hilir Leng Chau Yen PH (DAP)
N23 Telok Mas Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman BN (UMNO)

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N19 Kesidang
  • Malacca City Council
  • Hang Tuah Jaya City Council
N20 Kota Laksamana Malacca City Council
N21 Duyong
  • Malacca City Council
  • Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council
N22 Bandar Hilir Malacca City Council
N23 Telok Mas Malacca City Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Khoo Poay Tiong 76,518 72.69 +72.69
BN Choo Wei Sern 27,343 25.97 - 10.78
Independent Goh Leong San 1,415 1.34 + 1.34
Total valid votes 105,276 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,432
Unreturned ballots 377
Turnout 107,085 84.42
Registered electors 126,848
Majority 49,175 46.72
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Malacca [P.U. (B) 243/2018]" (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 Malacca [P.U. (B) 317/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Tong Him 49,521 63.25 + 4.61
BN Yee Kok Wah 28,775 36.75 - 4.61
Total valid votes 78,296 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,168
Unreturned ballots 187
Turnout 79,651 86.28
Registered electors 92,322
Majority 20,746
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Tong Him 38,640 58.64 + 8.82
BN Wong Nai Chee 27,250 41.36 - 8.82
Total valid votes 65,890 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,448
Unreturned ballots 141
Turnout 67,479 79.57
Registered electors 84,805
Majority 11,390
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wong Nai Chee 31,217 50.18 + 8.34
DAP Kerk Kim Hock 30,998 49.82 - 8.34
Total valid votes 62,215 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,959
Unreturned ballots 217
Turnout 64,391 77.78
Registered electors
Majority 219
BN gain from DAP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kerk Kim Hock 33,472 58.16 + 3.59
BN Lim Swee Kiang 24,083 41.84 - 3.59
Total valid votes 57,555 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,277
Unreturned ballots 89
Turnout 58,921 77.15
Registered electors
Majority 9,389
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Guan Eng 29,647 54.57 - 8.95
BN Soon Tian Szu 24,683 45.43 + 8.95
Total valid votes 54,330 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,231
Unreturned ballots 191
Turnout 56,752
Registered electors
Majority 4,964
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Guan Eng 33,993 63.52 - 3.56
BN Soon Tian Szu 19,525 36.48 + 3.56
Total valid votes 53,518 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,227
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 54,745 76.45
Registered electors
Majority 14,468
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Guan Eng 34,573 67.08
BN Soh Chin Aun 16,967 32.92
Total valid votes 51,540 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,300
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 52,840 76.54
Registered electors 69,034
Majority 17,606
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Kit Siang 29,310 54.51
BN Chan Teck Chan 24,459 45.49
Total valid votes 53,769 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,145
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 54,914 78.56
Registered electors 69,900
Majority 4,851
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chan Teck Chan 28,044 61.11
BN Chew Hock Thye 17,844 38.89
Total valid votes 45,888 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 60,086
Majority 10,200
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Kit Siang 17,664 51.93
BN Loh Kee Peng 13,460 39.57
Parti Rakyat Malaysia Thum Kim Kui 2,165 6.36
PEKEMAS Lee Kou Ming 726 2.13
Total valid votes 34,015 100.00
Total rejected ballots 723
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 34,738 78.29
Registered electors 44,370
Majority 4,204
This was a new constituency created.

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