Samarahan (federal constituency)

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Samarahan
Sarawak constituency
Defunct federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Constituency created1968
Constituency abolished1990
First contested1969
Last contested1986

Samarahan was a federal constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1971 to 1990.

The federal constituency was created in the 1968 redistribution and was mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

It was abolished in 1990 when it was redistributed.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Samarahan
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[1][2]
3rd 1971-1973 Abdul Taib Mahmud BUMIPUTERA
1973-1974 BN
4th 1974-1978
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986
7th 1986-1990
Constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 9,814 77.88
Independent Wan Mohd Zain Mohdzar @ W Zain Mahmud 2,788 22.12
Total valid votes 12,602 100.00
Total rejected ballots 176
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 12,778 76.88
Registered electors 16,620
Majority 7,026
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Abdul Taib Mahmud won uncontested.
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 13,847
Majority
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 6,522 74.08
PAJAR Razali Sapang 2,282 25.92
Total valid votes 8,804 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 12,475
Majority 4,240
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 72.52
SNAP Wazir Mohamed Khan 27.48
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 13,588
Majority
BN gain from BUMIPUTERA Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BUMIPUTERA Abdul Taib Mahmud 5,842 55.47
SUPP Wazir Mohamed Khan 2,852 27.08
SNAP Abang Anwar Abang Junaidi 1,837 17.44
Total valid votes 10,531 100.00
Total rejected ballots 525
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 11,056 86.24
Registered electors 12,820
Majority 2,990
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  • "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  1. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  2. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-05.