Pinang Tunggal (state constituency)

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Pinang Tunggal
Penang constituency
Pinang Tunggal state constituency.svg
State constituency
LegislaturePenang State Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman
PH
Constituency created1986
First contested1986
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]23,056
Area (km²)[2]75

Pinang Tunggal is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly.[3]

The state constituency was first contested in 1986 and is mandated to return a single Assemblyman to the Penang State Legislative Assembly under the first-past-the-post voting system. Since 2018, the State Assemblyman for Pinang Tunggal is Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which is part of the state's ruling coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Definition[edit]

The Pinang Tunggal constituency contains the polling districts of Bumbung Lima, Paya Keladi, Bertam Indah, Ladang Malakoff, Kampong To’Bedu, Permatang Langsat, Pinang Tunggal, Kampong Baharu, Kampong Selamat Utara, Kubang Menerong and Kampong Selamat Selatan.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Pinang Tunggal's electorate as of 2018[5]

  Malay (75.92%)
  Chinese (20.29%)
  Indian (3.56%)
  Other ethnicities (0.13%)
Total electors by polling district in 2016
Polling district Electors
Bumbung Lima 1,674
Paya Keladi 3,626
Bertam Indah 1,614
Ladang Malakoff 263
Kampong To’Bedu 2,115
Permatang Langsat 1,273
Pinang Tunggal 2,687
Kampong Baharu 874
Kampong Selamat Utara 2,432
Kubang Menerong 995
Kampong Selamat Selatan 1,887
Total 19,440
Source: Malaysian Election Commission[6]

History[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Pinang Tunggal
Assembly Years Member Party
Constituency created
7th 1986 – 1990 Yahaya Abdul Hamid BN (UMNO)
8th 1990 – 1995
9th 1995 – 1999
10th 1999 – 2004
11th 2004 – 2008 Roslan Saidin
12th 2008 – 2013
13th 2013 – 2018
14th 2018 – Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman PH (PKR)

Election results[edit]

The electoral results for the Pinang Tunggal state constituency in 2008, 2013 and 2018 are as follows.

Penang state election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
PH Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman 7,754 38.8
BN Roslan Saidin 7,627 38.1
PAS Bukhori Ghazali 4,622 23.1
Total valid votes 20,003 100.0
Total rejected ballots 296
Unreturned ballots 97
Turnout 20,396 88.5
Registered electors 23,056
Majority 127
PH gain from BN Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, State Legislative Assembly for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 252/2018]" (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, State Constituencies for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 326/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Penang state election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Roslan Saidin 9,155 54.7
PKR Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman 7,568 45.3
Total valid votes 16,723 100.00
Total rejected ballots 261
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 16,984 90.7
Registered electors 18,733
Majority 1,587
BN hold Swing
Penang state election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Roslan Saidin 7,848 63.0
PKR Mohammad Hashim 4,613 37.0
Total valid votes 12,461 100.00
Total rejected ballots 318
Unreturned ballots 3
Turnout 12,782 84.7
Registered electors 15,091
Majority 3,235
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

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