Padang Serai (federal constituency)

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Padang Serai (P017)
Kedah constituency
DUN Kedah 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Karuppaiya Muthusamy
PH
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2021)[1]89,545
Area (km²)[2]343

Padang Serai is a federal constituency in Kulim District Kedah, 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 Padang Serai's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (59.05%)
  Indian (20.74%)
  Chinese (19.8%)
  Other ethnicities (0.41%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Padang Serai constituency is divided into 43 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Merbau Pulas (N33) Guar Lobak 017/33/01 SK Guar Lobak
Sidam Kanan 017/33/02 Maktab Mahmud Kulim
Kuala Sedim 017/33/03 SMK Sungai Karangan
Pekan Merbau Pulas 017/33/04 SJK (C) Aik Chee
Kampung Jemerli 017/33/05 SK Merbau Pulas
Bagan Sena 017/33/06 SK Labu Besar
Sungai Karangan 017/33/07 SJK (C) Hua Min
Padang Meiha 017/33/08 SK Bukit Selarong
Ladang Padang Meiha 017/33/09 SK Sungai Karangan
Batu Puteh 017/33/10 SK Pagar Museh
Bukit Sedim 017/33/11 SK Ladang Bukit Sidim
Kampung Bikan 017/33/12 SMK Labu Besar
Kampung Jangkang 017/33/13 SMA Madrasah Ihsaniah
Sungai Kob 017/33/14 SK Sungai Kob
Kampung Sungai Ular 017/33/15 SK Sungai Ular
Kulim High Tech 017/33/16
  • SJK (T) Ladang Bukit Mertajam
  • SK Taman Hi-Tech
Padang China 017/33/17 Dewan Orang Ramai Kampong Padang China
Taman Perak 017/33/18 Tabika Perpaduan Taman Perak
Taman Senangin 017/33/19 SMK Sultan Bandlishah
Kampung Baru 017/33/20 SK Tunku Abdul Malik
Jalan Sedang 017/33/21 SJK (C) Kelang Lama
Lunas (N34) Pekan Padang Serai 017/34/01 SJK (C) Shang Cheng
Jalan Baling 017/34/02 SMK Padang Serai
Jalan Lunas 017/34/03 SMK Kulim
Henrietta 017/34/04 SJK (T) Ladang Henrietta
Victoria 017/34/05 SJK (T) Ladang Victoria
Naga Lilit 017/34/06 SK Permatang Tok Dik
Sungai Seluang 017/34/07 SK Sungai Seluang
Batu Enam 017/34/08 SMK Lunas
Kampung Baru Lunas 017/34/09 SK Lunas Jaya
Pekan Lunas 017/34/10 SJK (C) Hwa Min
Taman Sejahtera 017/34/11 SK Sri Limau
Paya Besar 017/34/12 SK Jalan Paya Besar
Taman Lobak 017/34/13 SMK Tunku Panglima Besar
Sungai Limau 017/34/14 SK Sri Limau
Kampung Keladi 017/34/15 SK Keladi
Taman Selasih 017/34/16 SMK Taman Selasih
Simpang Tiga Keladi 017/34/17 SMK Keladi
Kampung Dusun 017/34/18 SMK Keladi
Kelang Sago 017/34/19
  • SJK (C) Chio Min (A)
  • SJK (C) Chio Min (B)
Bandar Putra 017/34/20 SK Air Merah
Taman Angsana 017/34/21 SK Taman Selasih
Taman Semarak 017/34/22 SK Taman Selasih

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Padang Serai
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Kulim Utara
4th 1974–1978 Lim Kiam Hoon (林建云) BN (MCA)
5th 1978–1982
6th 1982–1986 Tan Kok Hooi (陈国辉)
7th 1986–1990 Chew Kam Hoy (周锦海)
8th 1990–1995 Lim Lay Hoon (林丽云)
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004 Lim Bee Kau (林美娇)
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2011 Gobalakrishnan Nagapan (கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் நாகபன்) PKR
2011–2013 Independent
13th 2013–2018 Surendran Nagarajan (ந. சுரெந்திரன்) PKR
14th 2018–present Karuppaiya Muthusamy (கருப்பையா முத்துசாமி) PH (PKR)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Padang Serai Kuala Ketil
Lunas
Merbau Pulas

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N33 Merbau Pulas Siti Aishah Ghazali PN (PAS)
N34 Lunas Azman Nasruddin PN (BERSATU)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Karuppaiya Muthusamy 31,724 45.27 +45.27
PAS Muhamad Sobri Osman 22,911 32.69 +32.69
BN Leong Yong Kong 15,449 22.04 -18.67
Total valid votes 70,084 100.00
Total rejected ballots 827
Unreturned ballots 246
Turnout 71,157 83.88
Registered electors 84,834
Majority 8,813 12.58
PH gain from PKR Swing -20.75
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 233/2018]" (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 Kedah [P.U. (B) 307/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Surendran Nagarajan 34,151 54.07 -8.74
BN Heng Seai Kie 25,714 40.71 +3.52
Berjasa Hamidi Abu Hassan 2,630 4.16 +4.16
Independent Gobalakrishnan Nagapan 390 0.62 +0.62
Independent Othman Wawi 279 0.44 +0.44
Total valid votes 63,164 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,223
Unreturned ballots 197
Turnout 64,584 87.16
Registered electors 74,095
Majority 8,437 13.36
PKR hold Swing -6.13
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Gobalakrishnan Nagapan 28,774 62.81 +25.03
BN Boey Chin Gan 17,036 37.19 -25.03
Total valid votes 45,810 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,259
Unreturned ballots 55
Turnout 47,124 79.58
Registered electors 59,218
Majority 11,738 25.62
PKR gain from BN Swing +25.03


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Bee Kau 26,269 62.22 +1.90
KEADILAN Saifuddin Nasution Ismail 15,953 37.78 -1.90
Total valid votes 42,222 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,075
Unreturned ballots 10
Turnout 43,307 80.31
Registered electors 53,924
Majority 10,316 24.44
BN hold Swing +1.90


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Bee Kau 27,395 60.32 -8.75
KEADILAN Saifuddin Nasution Ismail 18,023 39.68 +39.68
Total valid votes 45,418 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,349
Unreturned ballots 11
Turnout 46,778 72.75
Registered electors 64,299
Majority 9,372 20.64
BN hold Swing -24.22


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Lay Hoon 27,844 69.07 +7.62
S46 Ahmad Awang 11,291 28.01 +28.01
Independent Tan Kee Chye 1,177 2.92 +2.92
Total valid votes 40,312 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,090
Unreturned ballots 10
Turnout 42,412 70.57
Registered electors 60,099
Majority 16,553 41.06
BN hold Swing -10.20


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Lay Hoon 19,157 61.45 -8.37
PAS Wahab 6,657 21.35 -8.83
DAP Karuppalah Ramasamy 5,360 17.19 +17.19
Total valid votes 31,174 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,314
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,488 73.67
Registered electors 44,099
Majority 12,500 40.10
BN hold Swing +0.23


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chew Kam Hoy 19,246 69.82 -1.97
PAS Mohd Radzi Hussain 8,320 30.18 +5.58
Total valid votes 27,566 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,015
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,581 73.04
Registered electors 39,128
Majority 10,926 39.64
BN hold Swing -3.78


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Kok Hooi 18,043 71.79 +6.93
PAS Khatib Shorbaini Hassan 6,183 24.60 -10.54
Independent Ramley Ismail 906 3.60 +3.60
Total valid votes 25,132 100.00
Total rejected ballots 966
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 26,098 77.19
Registered electors 33,812
Majority 11,860 47.19
BN hold Swing +8.74


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Ah Ying @ Lim Kiam Hoon 14,579 64.86 N/A
PAS Khatib Shorbaini Hassan 7,897 35.14 +35.14
Total valid votes 22,476 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 29,444
Majority 6,682 29.72
BN hold Swing N/A


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
On the nomination day, Lim Kiam Hoon won uncontested.
BN Lim Ah Ying @ Lim Kiam Hoon
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 24,542
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

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