Pontian (federal constituency)

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Pontian (P164)
Johor constituency
DUN Johor 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Ahmad Maslan
BN
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]55,570
Area (km²)[2]444

Pontian is a federal constituency in Pontian District, Johor, 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 Pontian's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (68.24%)
  Chinese (30.1%)
  Indian (1.03%)
  Other ethnicities (0.64%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Pontian constituency has a total of 36 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Benut(N53) Lubok Sipat 164/53/01 SK Seri Bahagia
Permatang Sepam 164/53/02 SK Seri Jaya
Parit Betak 164/53/03 SMK Parit Betak
Permatang Duku 164/53/04 SK Seri Setia
Parit Mansor 164/53/05 SK Parit Markom
Parit Ismail 164/53/06 SK Seri Kembar
Sri Jawa 164/53/07 SK Seri Al Ulum
Parit Satu 164/53/08 SK Seri Anom
Sanglang 164/53/09 SK Sanglang
Simpang Jawa 164/53/10 SJK (C) Lok Yu 1
Benut 164/53/11 SMK Sri Tanjung
Bandar Benut Utara 164/53/12 SMK Benut
Bandar Benut Selatan 164/53/13 SA Bandar Benut
Parit Abdul Rahman 164/53/14 SMA (Arab) Bugisiah
Tampok 164/53/15 SK Seri Sinaran
Pulai Sebatang(N54) Kampong Parit Kahar 164/54/01 SK Seri Sekawan Desa
Parit Keroma 164/54/02 SJK (C) Lee Ming
Ayer Baloi 164/54/03 SK Ayer Baloi
Bandar Ayer Baloi Selatan 164/54/04 SMK Ayer Baloi
Bandar Ayer Baloi Utara 164/54/05 SJK (C) Chi Chih
Parit Panjang 164/54/06 SK Jaya Mulia
Kampong Parit Haji Karim 164/54/07 SK Seri Pulai
Parit Sikom 164/54/08 SJK (C) Nan Mah
Kampong Jawa 164/54/09 SK Kampong Jawa
Pulai Sebatang 164/54/10 SK Pulai Sebatang
Api-Api 164/54/11 SK Api-Api
Sungai Trus 164/54/12 SK Kayu Ara Pasong
Pontian Besar Kiri 164/54/13 SMK Kayu Ara Pasong
Jalan Alsagoff 164/54/14 SMK Sri Perhentian
Pantai Bandar Pontian 164/54/15 SK Tengku Mahmood Iskansar (1)
Pegawai 164/54/16 SK Bandar Pontian
Jalan Taib 164/54/17 SJK (C) Pei Chun (1)
Bakek 164/54/18 SK Tengku Mahmood Iskandar (2)
Parit Semerah 164/54/19 SA Parit Semerah
Parit Mesjid 164/54/20 SA Bandar Pontian
Parit Mesjid Darat 164/54/21 SMK Dato' Ali Haji Ahmad

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Pontian
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Pontian Selantan and Pontian Utara
4th 1974-1977 Ali Ahmad BN (UMNO)
1978 Ikhwan Nasir
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986 Mokhtaram Rabidin
7th 1986-1990 Law Lai Heng (吴来兴) BN (MCA)
8th 1990-1995 Ong Ka Ting (黄家定)
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008 Hasni Mohammad BN (UMNO)
12th 2008-2013 Ahmad Maslan
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018-present

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary constituency State constituency
1954–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Pontian Benut Benut
Kukup
Pulai Sebatang

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N53 Benut Hasni Mohammad BN (UMNO)
N54 Pulai Sebatang Muhammad Taqiuddin Che'man PH (AMANAH)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ahmad Maslan 21,132 46.21 - 20.18
PH Karmaine Sardini 20,299 44.39 + 44.39
PAS Baharom Mohamad 4,295 9.40 + 9.40
Total valid votes 45,726 100.00
Total rejected ballots 738
Unreturned ballots 219
Turnout 46,683 86.30
Registered electors 55,570
Majority 833 1.82
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Johore [P.U. (B) 244/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2019. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Johore [P.U. (B) 318/2018]" (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 Ahmad Maslan 27,804 66.39 - 6.32
PKR Haniff @ Ghazali Hosman 14,077 33.61 + 6.32
Total valid votes 41,881 100.00
Total rejected ballots 871
Unreturned ballots 79
Turnout 42,831 86.30
Registered electors 49,633
Majority 13,727 32.78
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ahmad Maslan 23,121 72.71 - 10.17
PKR Mohd Annuar Mohd Salleh 8,677 27.29 + 10.17
Total valid votes 31,798 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,008
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,806 75.83
Registered electors 43,264
Majority 14,444 45.42
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Hasni Mohammad 26,667 82.88 + 0.67
KEADILAN Hassan Abdul Karim 5,509 17.12 - 0.67
Total valid votes 32,176 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,167
Unreturned ballots 117
Turnout 33,460 75.40
Registered electors 44,376
Majority 21,158 65.76
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Ka Ting 38,169 82.21 - 5.79
KEADILAN Diong Chi Tzuoh 8,259 17.79 + 17.79
Total valid votes 46,428 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,572
Unreturned ballots 55
Turnout 48,055 74.43
Registered electors 64,564
Majority 29,910 64.42
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Ka Ting 37,230 88.00 + 26.07
S46 Saleh @ Daud Hassan 5,079 12.00 + 12.00
Total valid votes 42,309 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,265
Unreturned ballots 198
Turnout 44,772 74.07
Registered electors 60,445
Majority 32,151 76.00
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Ka Ting 24,362 61.93 + 6.17
DAP Gan Peck Cheng 14,978 38.07 + 9.11
Total valid votes 39,340 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,297
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,637 75.06
Registered electors 55,471
Majority 9,384 23.86
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Law Lai Heng @ Go Lai Heng 20,772 55.76
DAP Chong Kee Kiam 10,787 28.96
Independent Abd Nasir Shain 5,098 13.69
PAS Mohd Jufri Tahir 443 1.19
SDP Chuah Ah Hock 150 0.40
Total valid votes 37,250 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,738
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 38,988 74.68
Registered electors 52,207
Majority 9,985 26.80
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Mokhtaram Rabidin won uncontested.
BN Mokhtaram Rabidin
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 49,909
Majority
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ikhwan Nasir 28,867 89.80
PAS Hussein Besar 3,279 10.20
Total valid votes 32,146 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 41,615
Majority 25,588
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general by-election, 28 January 1978
Upon the death of incumbent, Ali Ahmad
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ikhwan Nasir 21,811 81.15
PSRM Osman Sapian 3,032 11.28
Independent Yeow Lin Thiam 2,036 7.57
Total valid votes 26,879 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,413
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,292
Registered electors
Majority 18,779 69.87
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Ali Ahmad won uncontested.
BN Ali Ahmad
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 33,156
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

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