Kuala Rajang (state constituency)

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Kuala Rajang
Sarawak constituency
State constituency
LegislatureSarawak State Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Talif @ Len Salleh
GPS
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2016

Kuala Rajang is a state constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly from 1969 to 1991, from 2016 to present.

The state constituency was created in the 1968 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

It was abolished in 1991 after it was redistributed. It was re-created in 2015.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Selalang, Belawai, Rajang, Sari, Seberang, Nanga Lepa.

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Kuala Rajang
Assembly Years Member Party
Constituency created
8th 1970-1973 Abdul Rahman Ya'kub BUMIPUTERA
1973-1974 BN
9th 1974-1979
10th 1979-1983 Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar
11th 1983-1987 Saidi Olia
12th 1987-1991 Hamden Ahmad
Constituency abolished
Constituency re-created, renamed from Belawai
18th 2016-present Talif @ Len Salleh BN

Election results[edit]

Sarawak state election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Talif @ Len Salleh 6,235 88.60
Amanah Sopian Julaihi 649 9.22
Independent Asbor Abdullah 153 2.17
Total valid votes 7,037 100.00
Total rejected ballots 153
Unreturned ballots 37
Turnout 7,227 70.45
Registered electors 10,259
Majority 5,586
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, State Legislative Assembly of the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 190/2016]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-28.

"Senarai Calon yang Disahkan Layak Bertanding Pilihan Raya Dewan Undangan Negeri ke-11". Election Commission of Malaysia. 25 April 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
Sarawak state election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Hamden Ahmad 60.64
PERMAS 39.36
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Sarawak state election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saidi Olia 64.11
Independent 35.89
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Sarawak state election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar 76.29
PAJAR 10.92
Independent
Independent
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Sarawak state election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Rahman Ya'kub 3,667 78.09
SNAP Sylvester Melling Kium 1,029 21.91
Total valid votes 4,696 100.00
Total rejected ballots 358
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 5,054 83.17
Registered electors 6,077
Majority 2,638
BN gain from BUMIPUTERA Swing ?
Sarawak state election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BUMIPUTERA Abdul Rahman Ya'kub 2,161 44.42
SUPP Drahman Karia 831 17.08
SNAP Ainie Dhoby 743 15.27
Independent Then Kwan Long 656 13.48
PESAKA Biliang Tinggi 371 7.63
Independent Majidi Suhaili 103 2.12
Total valid votes 4,865 100.00
Total rejected ballots 222
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 5,087 88.75
Registered electors 5,732
Majority 1,330
This was a new constituency created.

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