Padang Besar (federal constituency)

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Padang Besar (P001)
Perlis constituency
DUN Perlis 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]60,192
Area (km²)[2]450

Padang Besar is a federal constituency in Perlis, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created from parts of the Kangar constituency 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]

Ethnic breakdown of Padang Besar's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Malay (86.67%)
  Chinese (8.38%)
  Other ethnicities (2.96%)
  Indian (1.99%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Padang Besar constituency is divided into 27 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Titi Tinggi (N01) Jalan Padang Besar 001/01/01 SMK Raja Puan Muda Tengku Fauziah
Titi Tinggi 001/01/02 SK Titi Tinggi
FELDA Mata Ayer 001/01/03 SK (FELDA) Mata Ayer
Kampong Kastam 001/01/04 SK Padang Besar Utara
Padang Besar 001/01/05 SMK Padang Besar Utara
FELDA Rimba Mas 001/01/06 SK (FELDA) Rimba Mas
Lubok Sireh 001/01/07 SK Lubok Sireh
Beseri(N02) Pekan Kaki Bukit 001/02/01 SJK (C) Kong Hwa
Tasoh 001/02/02 Kem Tasoh Pusat Ko-Kurikulum JPN Perlis
Guar Jentil 001/02/03 SK Guar Jentik
Beseri 001/02/04 SK Beseri
Tunjong 001/02/05 SMK Tengku Sulaiman
Chuping(N03) Panggas 001/03/01 SMK Datuk Jaafar Hasan
Sungai Buloh 001/03/02 SK Batu Bertangkup
Kilang Gula Chuping 001/03/03 SR Islam III
Kubang Perun 001/03/04 SMK Guar Nangka
Guar Nangka 001/03/05 SK Guar Nangka
FELDA Chuping 001/03/06 SK (FELDA) Chuping
Mata Ayer(N04) Tok Kaya Man 001/04/01 SK Dato Kayaman
Hutan Temin 001/04/02 SK Oran
Kampung Gial 001/04/03 SJK (C) Kong Aik
Santan(N05) Kampong Darat 001/05/01 SK Seri Tunjong
Paya 001/05/02 SK Paya
Alor Tampang 001/05/03 Pusat Kegiatan (Kemas) Alor Tampang
Padang Lati 001/05/04 Dewan Seri Melati Beseri
Padang Pauh 001/05/05 SMK Abi
Santan 001/05/06 SK Santan

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Padang Besar
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Kangar
9th 1995–1999 Azmi Khalid (عزمي خالد) BN (UMNO)
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013
13th 2013–2018 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (زاهدي زاينول عابدين)
14th 2018–2022
15th 2022–present Rusydan Rusmi (رشدان روسمي) PN (PAS)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Padang Besar Beseri
Chuping
Mata Ayer
Santan
Titi Tinggi

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N1 Titi Tinggi Izizam Ibrahim PN (BERSATU)
N2 Beseri Haziq Asyraf Dun PN (PAS)
N3 Chuping Saad Seman
N4 Mata Ayer Wan Badariyah Wan Saad
N5 Santan Azmir Azizan

Local governments[edit]

No. Local Government
P001 Kangar Municipal Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PN Rushdan Rusmi 24,267 53.58 Increase 53.58
BN Zahida Zarik Khan 11,753 25.95 Decrease 19.23
PH Mohamad Yahaya 7,085 15.64 Decrease 21.60
Independent Zahidi Zainul Abidin 1,939 1.56 Increase 1.56
Sabah Heritage Party Ko Chu Liang 244 0.54 Increase0.54
Total valid votes 45,288 100.00
Total rejected ballots 693
Unreturned ballots 78
Turnout 46,059 76.52
Registered electors 60,192
Majority 12,514 27.63
PN gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Zahidi Zainul Abidin 15,032 41.18 Decrease 19.27
PH Izizam Ibrahim 13,594 37.24 Increase 37.24
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mokhtar Senik 7,874 21.57 Decrease 17.98
Total valid votes 36,500 100.00
Total rejected ballots 780
Unreturned ballots 152
Turnout 37,432 81.20
Registered electors 46,096
Majority 1,438 3.94
BN hold Swing -28.26
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 232/2018]" (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 State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 306/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Zahidi Zainul Abidin 21,473 60.45 Increase 1.11
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Azamhari Mohamood 14,047 39.55 Decrease 1.11
Total valid votes 35,520 100.00
Total rejected ballots 531
Unreturned ballots 91
Turnout 36,142 86.11
Registered electors 41,974
Majority 7,426 20.9
BN hold Swing +1.11
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 16,991 59.34 Decrease 7.58
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Zolkharnain Abidin 11,643 40.66 Increase 7.58
Total valid votes 28,634 100.00
Total rejected ballots 674
Unreturned ballots 2
Turnout 29,310 80.05
Registered electors 36,613
Majority 5,348 18.68
BN hold Swing −7.58


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 18,323 66.92 Increase 7.60
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Wan Kharizal Wan Khazim 9,058 33.08 Increase 33.08
Total valid votes 27,381 100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots 400
Turnout 28,453 83.93
Registered electors
Majority 9,265 33.84
BN hold Swing -12.74


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 14,386 59.32 Decrease 11.70
PKR Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir 9,867 40.68 Increase 40.68
Total valid votes 24,253 100.00
Total rejected ballots 441
Unreturned ballots 653
Turnout 25,347 78.04
Registered electors
Majority 4,519 18.64
BN hold Swing -26.19


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 17,013 71.02
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Hisharudin Hasan 6,943 28.98
Total valid votes 23,956 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,083
Unreturned ballots 815
Turnout 25,854 77.65
Registered electors
Majority 10,070 42.04
This was a new constituency created out of Kangar which went to BN in the previous election.

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