Kota Samarahan (federal constituency)

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Kota Samarahan (P197)
Sarawak constituency
PRN Sarawak 2021.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1987
First contested1990
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]82,229
Area (km²)745

Kota Samarahan is a federal constituency in Samarahan Division (Asajaya District and Samarahan District), Serian Division (Serian District) and Kuching Division (Kuching District), Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1990.

The federal constituency was created in the 1987 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics[edit]

https://ge15.orientaldaily.com.my/seats/sarawak/p

Ethnic breakdown of Kota Samarahan's electorate as of 2022

  Malay-Muslim bumiputera (58.5%)
  Sarawak bumiputera (27.3%)
  Chinese (13.3%)
  Other ethnicities (0.9%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Kota Samarahan constituency has a total of 31 polling districts.[2]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Asajaya(N15) Beliong 197/15/01 SK Beliong
Tanjung Apong 197/15/02
  • SK Tanjung Apong
  • Dewan Kpg. Sri Tajo
Tambirat 197/15/03 SMK Asajaya No. 2
Tambey 197/15/04 SK Tambey
Sui 197/15/05 (Ruang B) Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Semawang
Sambir 197/15/06 SK Sambir
Sebandi Matang 197/15/07 SK Sebandi Matang
Sebandi Ulu 197/15/08 SK Sebandi Ulu
Subi 197/15/09 SJK (C) Chung Hua Sambir
Moyan 197/15/10 SK Moyan Laut
Reba 197/15/11 SK Rebak
Moyan Ulu 197/15/12 Dewan Kpg. Moyan Ulu
Moyan Ledang 197/15/13 Dewan Kpg. Moyan Ledang
Serpan 197/15/14 SK Serpan
Serpan Ulu 197/15/15 Dewan Kpg. Serpan Ulu
Asajaya 197/15/16 SK Asajaya Ulu
Asajaya Laut 197/15/17
  • SK Asajaya Laut
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Asajaya Tengah
Tebun 197/15/18 SK Sampun Tebun
Sampum 197/15/19 Balai Raya Sampun Gerunggang
Muara Tuang (N16) Empila 197/16/01
  • Bilik Gerakan ERT Kpg. Nakong
  • SK Kpg. Mang
  • SK Kpg. Melayu
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Bangka Semong
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Sg. Mata
  • Surau Kpg. Naie Baru
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kpg Sg Mata
  • Dewan Sri Villa Kpg. Empila
  • SK Niup
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Tanjung Parang
  • (Ruang A) Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Semawang
  • SK Kg Tanjung Tuang
Tanju 197/16/02 SJK (C) Chung Hua Beliong
Batu Blat 197/16/03 SK Kpg. Baru
Tuang 197/16/04
  • SK Dato Traoh Muara Tuang
  • Dewan Kpg. Muara Tuang
  • SK Dato Mohd Musa
  • Dewan Sri Payong Kpg. Endap
  • SK Pinang
  • SK Meranek
  • SK Kampung Rembus
Semaran 197/16/05
  • SK Tanah Merah
  • Balai Raya Kpg. Segenam
  • Dewan Serbaguna Kpg. Raeh
  • TADIKA KEMAS Kpg. Soh
  • SK Gemang
  • SJK (C) Chung Hua Batu 29 Jln. Kuching / Serian
Ladang Samarahan 197/16/06
  • SK Lubok Antu / Reban
  • SK Pati
  • SK Samarahan Estate
  • Dewan Kpg. Seniawan
  • SK Plaman Baki / Menaul
  • Balairaya Kpg. Tian Mawang
  • Balairaya Kpg. Murud Plaman
Melaban 197/15/07
  • Dewan Kpg. Sebayor
  • Balai Raya Kpg. Melaban (Ruang A)
  • Balai Raya Kpg. Melaban (Ruang B)
  • SK Plaie D C
  • SK St Michael
Stakan (N17) Merdang 197/17/01
  • SK Binyu
  • Dewan Kpg. Merdang Gayam
  • SMK Muara Tuang
  • Balairaya Sg. Empit
  • SK Merdang
  • SJK (C) Chung Hua Sg. Jernang
Quop 197/17/02 SK St. James Quop
Sidanu 197/17/03
  • SMK Penrissen
  • Dewan Sri Lestari Kpg. Sri Arjuna
Pengkalan Kuap 197/17/04 SK Jalan Muara Tuang
Stakan 197/17/05
  • SMK Wira Penrissen
  • Dewan Kpg. Stakan

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Kota Samarahan
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Samarahan
8th 1990-1995 Abdul Taib Mahmud (عبدالطيب محمود‎) BN (PBB)
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013 Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib (سليمان عبدالرحمن عبدالطائب)
13th 2013-2018 Rubiah Wang (رابعة بنت واڠ)
14th 2018
2018-2022 GPS (PBB)
15th 2022-present

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1969–1978 1978–1990 1990–1999 1999–2008 2008–2016 2016−present
Kota Samarahan Asajaya
Muara Tuang
Stakan

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N15 Asajaya Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah GPS (PBB)
N16 Muara Tuang Idris Buang
N17 Stakan Hamzah Brahim

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N15 Asajaya
  • Padawan Municipal Council
  • Kota Samarahan Municipal Council
N16 Muara Tuang
  • Padawan Municipal Council
  • Kota Samarahan Municipal Council
  • Serian District Council
N17 Stakan
  • Padawan Municipal Council
  • Kota Samarahan Municipal Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
GPS Rubiah Wang 42,278 76.71 +76.71
PH Abg Abdul Halil Abg Naili 12,833 23.29 +0.77
Total valid votes 55,111 100.00
Total rejected ballots 892
Unreturned ballots 235
Turnout 56,238 67.02
Registered electors 82,229
Majority 29,445
GPS gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Rubiah Wang 25,070 69.90 - 8.16
PH Sopian Julaihi 8,078 22.52 + 22.52
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Zulkipli Ramzi 2,719 7.58 - 14.36
Total valid votes 35,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 431
Unreturned ballots 253
Turnout 36,551 78.94
Registered electors 46,300
Majority 16,992 47.38
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 Rubiah Wang 24,202 78.06
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus 6,801 21.94
Total valid votes 31,003 100.00
Total rejected ballots 528
Unreturned ballots 81
Turnout 31,612 82.85
Registered electors 38,158
Majority 17,401
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib 15,559 75.51
PKR Hussain Abang Apok 4,148 20.13
Independent Awg Bakar Awg Daud 898 4.36
Total valid votes 20,605 100.00
Total rejected ballots 449
Unreturned ballots 374
Turnout 21,428 75.14
Registered electors 28,517
Majority 11,411
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Abdul Taib Mahmud won uncontested.
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 13,307 70.72
PKR Zulrusdi Mohamad Hol 5,092 27.06
Independent Bujang Bakar 417 2.22
Total valid votes 18,816 100.00
Total rejected ballots 411
Unreturned ballots 3,206
Turnout 22,433 77.45
Registered electors
Majority 8,215
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Abdul Taib Mahmud won uncontested.
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud
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 Abdul Taib Mahmud 14,353 87.39
PERMAS Tahir Sham 2,072 12.61
Total valid votes 16,425 100.00
Total rejected ballots 428
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 16,853 71.41
Registered electors
Majority 12,281
This was a new constituency created.

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