Paya Besar (federal constituency)

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Paya Besar (P084)
Pahang constituency
DUN Pahang 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Mohd Shahar Abdullah
BN
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2021)[1]57,420
Area (km²)[2]2,218

Paya Besar is a federal constituency in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created 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 Paya Besar's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (83.86%)
  Chinese (12.86%)
  Indian (1.94%)
  Other ethnicities (1.83%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Paya Besar constituency is divided into 24 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Sungai Lembing (N17) Kampung Nadak 084/17/01 SK Nadak
Pekan Sungai Lembing 084/17/02 SMK Sungai Lembing
Kuala Kenau 084/17/03 SK Sungai Lembing
FELDA Bukit Sagu 084/17/04 SK LKTP Bukit Sagu 1
FELDA Bukit Kuantan 084/17/05 SK LKTP Bukit Kuantan
FELDA Bukit Goh 084/17/06 SMK Bukit Goh
Bukit Kuin 084/17/07 SK Bukit Kuin
Lepar (N18) Mahkota Jaya 084/18/01 SK Seri Mahkota
Seri Fajar 084/18/02 SK Gambang
Gambang 084/18/03 SJK (C) Gambang
Jalan Besar 084/18/04 Dewan Orang Ramai Gambang
FELDA Lepar Hilir Satu 084/18/05 SK LKTP Lepar Hilir 1
FELDA Lepar Hilir Dua 084/18/06 SK LKTP Lepar Hilir 2
FELDA Lepar Hilir Tiga 084/18/07 SK LKTP Lepar Hilir 3
Paya Bungor 084/18/08 SK Paya Bungor
FELDA Lepar Utara Satu 084/18/09 SMK Lepar Utara
Panching (N19) Bukit Rangin 084/19/01 SMK Bukit Rangin
Kampung Permatang Badak 084/19/02 SK Permatang Badak
Pandan Permai 084/19/03 SK Pandan
Taman Tas 084/19/04 SMK Pandan
FELDA Sungai Panching Selatan 084/19/05 SK LKTP Sungai Panching Selatan
FELDA Sungai Panching Timur 084/19/06 SK LKTP Sungai Panching Timur
FELDA Sungai Panching Utara 084/19/07 SK LKTP Sungai Panching Utara
Kampung Panching 084/19/08 SK Panching

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Paya Besar
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Kuantan and Pekan
9th 1995-1999 Siti Zaharah Sulaiman BN (UMNO)
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013 Abdul Manan Ismail
13th 2013-2018
2018 Vacant VAC
14th 2018-present Mohd Shahar Abdullah BN (UMNO)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Paya Besar Lepar
Panching
Penur
Sungai Lembing

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N17 Sungai Lembing Md Sohaimi Mohamed Shah BN (UMNO)
N18 Lepar Abdul Rahim Muda
N19 Panching Mohd Tarmizi Yahaya PN (PAS)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Mohd Shahar Abdullah 19,033 43.16 -16.13
PAS Mohamad Azhar Mohd Noor 13,291 30.14 +30.14
PH Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir 11,776 26.70 +26.70
Total valid votes 44,100 100.00
Total rejected ballots 671
Unreturned ballots 171
Turnout 44,942 81.51
Registered electors 55,135
Majority 5,742 13.02
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Pahang [P.U. (B) 238/2018]" (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 Pahang [P.U. (B) 312/2018]" (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 Abdul Manan Ismail 23,747 59.29 - 4.78
PKR Murnie Hidayah Anuar 16,032 40.03 + 4.10
Independent Zahari Mamat 272 0.68 + 0.68
Total valid votes 40,051 100.00
Total rejected ballots 643
Unreturned ballots 140
Turnout 40,834 84.95
Registered electors 48,067
Majority 7,715 19.26
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Manan Ismail 19,355 64.07 - 7.95
PKR Mohd Jafri Ab Rashid 10,852 35.93 + 7.95
Total valid votes 30,207 100.00
Total rejected ballots 637
Unreturned ballots 44
Turnout 30,888 77.45
Registered electors 39,882
Majority 8,503 28.14
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Siti Zaharah Sulaiman 20,474 72.02 + 17.32
KEADILAN Saari Sungib 7,956 27.98 - 17.32
Total valid votes 28,430 100.00
Total rejected ballots 564
Unreturned ballots 7
Turnout 29,001 77.46
Registered electors 37,439
Majority 12,518 44.04
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Siti Zaharah Sulaiman 20,749 54.70 - 19.70
KEADILAN Wan Jusoh Wan Kolok 17,186 45.30 + 45.30
Total valid votes 37,935 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,553
Unreturned ballots 2,733
Turnout 42,221 79.24
Registered electors 53,282
Majority 3,563 9.40
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Siti Zaharah Sulaiman 25,551 74.40
S46 Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Yusoff 8,792 25.60
Total valid votes 34,343 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,536
Unreturned ballots 1,342
Turnout 37,221 78.06
Registered electors 47,682
Majority 16,759 48.80
This was a new constituency created.

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