Sarawak state election, 1991

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Sarawak state election, 1991
Sarawak
← 1987 27-28 September 1991 1996 →

All 56 seats in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
29 seats needed for a majority
Registered 723,743
Turnout 505,093 (69.79%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.jpg
Leader Abdul Taib Mahmud Daniel Tajem
Party Barisan Nasional PBDS
Leader since 26 March 1981 (1981-03-26) 17 July 1983
Leader's seat Asajaya Bukit Begunan
Last election 28 seats, 55.3% 15 seats, 17.6%
Seats before 37 7
Seats won 49 7
Seat change Increase12 Steady
Popular vote 301,067 104,216
Percentage 62.8% 21.7%
Swing Increase7.5% Increase4.1%

Chief Minister before election

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

Subsequent chief minister

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

The sixth Sarawak state election was held between Friday, 27 September and Saturday, 28 September 1991. This election functioned to elect 56 state representatives into the Sarawak State Assembly. This election saw 72.8% of the eligible voters to cast their votes.[1]

Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) fielded candidates for all 56 seats, followed by Sarawak Dayak People's Party (PBDS) (34 seats), Parti Negara Rakyat Sarawak (NEGARA) (28 seats), Democratic Action Party (DAP) (18 seats), and Persatuan Rakyat Malaysia Sarawak (PERMAS) (12 seats). There were 19 independents vying for 16 seats. A total of 167 candidates was successfully nominated on the nomination day.[1]

After the 1987 Ming Court Affair, PERMAS which was founded by Abdul Rahman Ya'kub (the uncle of Abdul Taib Mahmud) continued his final bid with PBDS in this election to topple the Taib led Sarawak BN. Before this, PERMAS and PBDS lost narrowly in 1987 state election. However, Sarawak BN won with a larger majority this time. PERMAS won none of the seats in this election and was dissolved not long after in 1991.

Results[edit]

Results by party[edit]

Enrolled voters 723,743 Votes cast 505,093 Turnout 69.79%
Did not vote 218,650 Informal votes 6,246 Informal 1.24%
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1987 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
Barisan Nasional BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 56 28 28 49 87.50 304,067 62.77
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak PBDS Daniel Tajem 34 15 15 7 12.50 104,936 21.66
Democratic Action Party DAP 18 0 0 0 0.00 47,449 9.80
Sarawak Malaysian People's Association PERMAS 12 5 5 0 0.00 16,159 3.34
Independent 19 0 0 0 0.00 6,147 1.27
Parti Negara Rakyat Sarawak NEGARA 28 N/A N/A 0 0.00 5,651 1.17
Total 167 48 48 56 100.00 484,409 100.00

Results by constituency[edit]

The Sarawak BN won a total 49 out of 56 seats in the state assembly, including 2 seats won uncontested. The remaining seats were won by PBDS.[2]

On the nomination day, Sarawak BN won 2 seats uncontested, namely N.3 Pantai Damai and N.24 Saribas.[3]

The full list of elected representatives is shown below:[4]

No. State Constituency Elected State Assembly Members Elected Party
BN 49 | PBDS 7 | PERMAS 0 | NEGARA 0 | DAP 0 | IND 0
N01 Tanjung Datu Datuk Ramsay Noel Jitam BN
N02 Tasik Biru Datuk Patau Rubis BN
N03 Pantai Damai Datin Paduka Sharifah Mordiah Tuanku Fauzi [nb 1] BN
N04 Sejingkat Dr Abang Haji Draup Zamahari BN
N05 Tupong Haji Daud bin Abdul Rahman BN
N06 Satok Datuk Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg BN
N07 Padungan Song Swee Guan BN
N08 Pending Sim Kheng Hui BN
N09 Batu Lintang Chan Seng Khai BN
N10 Batu Kawah Chong Kiun Kong BN
N11 Bengoh William Tanyuh Anak Nub BN
N12 Asajaya Datuk Patinggi Abdul Taib Mahmud BN
N13 Muara Tuang Datuk Adenan bin Haji Satem BN
N14 Tarat Frederick Bayoi Anak Manggie BN
N15 Tebedu Michael Ben BN
N16 Semera Wan Abdul Wahab BN
N17 Simunjan Mohd. Naroden Bin Majais BN
N18 Sebuyau Julaihi Bin Narawi BN
N19 Beladin Bolhassan Bin Di BN
N20 Bukit Begunan Daniel Tajem Anak Miri PBDS
N21 Simanggang Michael Pilo Anak Gangga BN
N22 Engkilili Toh Heng San BN
N23 Batang Ai Dublin Unting Anak Ingkot PBDS
N24 Saribas Dr. Haji Wahbi Haji Junaidi [nb 1] BN
N25 Layar Datuk Amar Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang BN
N26 Kalaka Abdul Wahab Bin Aziz BN
N27 Krian Peter Nyarok Anak Entre BN
N28 Belawai Hamden Bin Ahmad BN
N29 Serdeng Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar BN
N30 Matu-Daro Wahab Haji Dollah BN
N31 Meradong Thomas Hii King Hiong BN
N32 Repok David Teng Lung Chi BN
N33 Pakan William Mawan Anak Ikom BN
N34 Meluan Geman Anak Itam BN
N35 Ngemah Gabriel Adit Anak Demong PBDS
N36 Machan Gramong Juna BN
N37 Dudong Dr Soon Choon Teck BN
N38 Bukit Assek Dr Wong Soon Kai BN
N39 Bawang Assan Wong Soon Koh BN
N40 Seduan Ting Ing Mieng BN
N41 Dalat Datuk Effendi Norwawi BN
N42 Balingian Abdul Ajis Bin Abdul Majeeb BN
N43 Tamin Joseph Entulu Belaun PBDS
N44 Kakus John Sikie Anak Tayai PBDS
N45 Pelagus Dato Sng Chee Hua PBDS
N46 Katibas Ambrose Blikau Anak Entruan BN
N47 Baleh Dr James Jemut Masing PBDS
N48 Belaga Nyipa Bato BN
N49 Kemena Datuk Celestine Ujang Anak Jilan BN
N50 Kidurong Michael Sim BN
N51 Lambir Usop Bin Wahab BN
N52 Piasau Datuk Dr George Chan Hong Nam BN
N53 Marudi Datuk Edward Jeli BN
N54 Telang Usan Datuk Balan Seling BN
N55 Limbang Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min BN
N56 Lawas Awang Tengah Ali Hassan BN
  1. ^ a b Won uncontested

Percentage of votes garnered by each party[edit]

[3]

Political parties Number of
votes
Percentage of
votes (%)
Barisan Nasional 301,067 62.75
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak 104,216 21.72
Democratic Action Party 46,469 9.69
Persatuan Rakyat Malaysia Sarawak 16,159 3.37
Parti Negara Rakyat Sarawak 5,651 1.18
Independent (19 candidates) 6,209 1.29
Total 479,771 100

Summary[edit]

[3]

Party Seats
contested
Seats won
Barisan Nasional: 56 49
    Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu 31 27
    Sarawak United People's Party 17 16
    Sarawak National Party 8 6
Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak 34 7
Parti Negara Rakyat Sarawak 28 0
Democratic Action Party 18 0
Persatuan Rakyat Malaysia Sarawak 12 0
Independent (19 candidates) 19 0
Total (where applicable) N/A 56

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