Sarawak state election, 2001

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Sarawak state election, 2001
Sarawak
← 1996 27 September 2001 2006 →

All 62 seats in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
32 seats needed for a majority
Registered 868,487
Turnout 542,285 (62.44%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.jpg DAP
Leader Abdul Taib Mahmud Wong Ho Leng
Party Barisan Nasional DAP
Leader since 26 March 1981 (1981-03-26) 12 February 2001
Leader's seat Balingian Bukit Assek (lost)
Last election 57 seats, 67.7% 3 seats, 9.0%
Seats before 57 2
Seats won 60 1
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1
Popular vote 382,137 45,327
Percentage 71.2% 8.4%
Swing Increase3.5% Decrease0.6%

Chief Minister before election

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

Subsequent chief minister

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

The eighth Sarawak state election was held on Thursday, 27 September 2001 with nomination date on Tuesday, 18 September 2001. The state assembly was supposed to be expired on 18 November 2001 but it was dissolved by the governor of Sarawak 2 months earlier on 3 September 2001.[1]

The election saw 815,932 citizens eligible to vote but only 67.01% of the total voters or 546,285 voters had turned up to vote in this election.[1]

There were 171 candidates pursuing for 62 state seats in Sarawak. Sarawak Barisan Nasional (National Front) won 60 out of 62 seats while the remaining two seats were won by Democratic Action Party (DAP) and independent respectively.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Results by party[edit]

Enrolled voters 868,487 Votes cast 542,285 Turnout 62.44%
Did not vote 426,734 Informal votes 7,074 Informal 1.30%
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1996 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
Barisan Nasional BN Abdul Taib Mahmud 62 57 57 60 96.77 382,137 71.16
Independent 63 2 2 1 1.61 57,220 10.66
Democratic Action Party DAP Wong Ho Leng 13 3 3 1 1.61 45,327 8.44
National Justice Party KEADILAN 25 N/A N/A 0 0.00 37,244 6.94
State Reform Party STAR 5 N/A N/A 0 0.00 12,211 2.27
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 3 N/A N/A 0 0.00 2,854 0.53
Total 171 62 62 62 100.00 536,993 100.00

Results by constituency[edit]

4 state seats were won unopposed by Sarawak National Front on the nomination day.[2] They were:

N11. Batu Kawah – Alfred Yap Chin Loi by Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP)

N25. Batang Ai – Unting Anak Ingkot by Sarawak Dayak People's Party (PBDS)

N49. Katibas – Ambrose Blikau by United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)

N62. Ba'kelalan – Dr Judson Tagal by Sarawak National Party (SNAP)

There were two election petitions filed to the Sarawak high court for N48 Pelagus and N60 Limbang constituency respectively after the election.[1]

The full list of representatives is shown below:[1][2]

No. State Constituency Elected state assembly members Elected party
BN 60 | DAP 1 | KeADILan 0 | PAS 0 | STAR 0 | IND 1
N01 Tanjung Datu Ranum Mina BN
N02 Tasik Biru Peter Nansian Ngusie BN
N03 Pantai Damai Abdul Rahman Junaidi BN
N04 Demak Laut Abang Draup Zamahari @ Abang Abdul Rauf Abang Zen BN
N05 Tupong Daud Abdul Rahman BN
N06 Satok Abang Johari Abang Openg BN
N07 Samariang Sharifah Mordiah Tuanku Fauzi BN
N08 Padungan Lily Yong Lee Lee BN
N09 Pending Sim Kheng Hui BN
N10 Batu Lintang Chan Seng Khai BN
N11 Batu Kawah Alfred Yap Chin Loi BN
N12 Asajaya Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah BN
N13 Muara Tuang Adenan Satem BN
N14 Bengoh Jerip Susil BN
N15 Tarat Roland Sagah BN
N16 Tebedu Michael Manyin BN
N17 Kedup Federick Bayoi Manggie BN
N18 Sadong Jaya Wan Abdul Wahab Wan Sanusi BN
N19 Simunjan Naroden Majais BN
N20 Sebuyau Julaihi Narawi BN
N21 Beting Maro Bolhassan Di BN
N22 Bukit Begunan Mong Dagang BN
N23 Simanggang Francis Harden Hollis BN
N24 Engkilili Toh Heng San BN
N25 Batang Ai Unting Ingkot BN
N26 Saribas Wahbi Junaidi BN
N27 Layar Alfred Jabu Numpang BN
N28 Kalaka Abdul Wahab Aziz BN
N29 Krian Peter Nyarok Entrie BN
N30 Belawai Hamden Ahmad BN
N31 Serdeng Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar BN
N32 Matu Daro Wahab Dolah BN
N33 Meradong Ting Check Sii BN
N34 Repok David Teng Lung Chi BN
N35 Pakan William Mawan Ikom BN
N36 Meluan Wong Judat IND
N37 Ngemah Gabriel Adit Demong BN
N38 Machan Gramong Juna BN
N39 Bukit Assek Daniel Ngieng Kiong Ann BN
N40 Dudong Soon Choon Teck BN
N41 Bawang Assan Wong Soon Koh BN
N42 Pelawan Vincent Goh Chung Siong BN
N43 Nangka Awang Bemee Awang Ali Basah BN
N44 Dalat Fatimah Abdullah BN
N45 Balingian Abdul Taib Mahmud BN
N46 Tamin Joseph Entulu Belaun BN
N47 Kakus John Sikei Tayai BN
N48 Pelagus Larry Soon @ Larry Sng Wei Shien BN
N49 Katibas Ambrose Blikau BN
N50 Baleh James Jemut Masing BN
N51 Belaga Stanley Ajang Batok BN
N52 Kemena Rundi Stephen Utom BN
N53 Kidurong Chiew Chiu Sing DAP
N54 Jepak Talib Zulpilip BN
N55 Lambir Aidan Wing BN
N56 Piasau George Chan Hong Nam BN
N57 Senadin Lee Kim Shin BN
N58 Marudi Sylvester Entri Muran BN
N59 Telang Usan Lihan Jok BN
N60 Limbang Richard Wong Shoan Fook BN
N61 Lawas Awang Tengah Ali Hassan BN
N62 Ba'kelalan Judson Tagal BN

Percentage of votes garnered by each party[edit]

[1]

Political parties Number of
votes
Percentage of
votes (%)
National Front 382,137 71.16
Democratic Action Party 45,327 8.44
National Justice Party 37,244 6.94
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party 2,854 0.52
State Reform Party 12,211 2.27
Independent (63 candidates) 57,220 10.66
Total 536,993 100

Summary[edit]

Party Seats
contested
Seats won
National Front: 62 60
     United Traditional Bumiputera Party 30 30
    Sarawak United People's Party 17 16
    Sarawak Dayak People's Party 8 8
    Sarawak National Party 7 6
National Justice Party 25 0
Democratic Action Party 13 1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party 3 0
State Reform Party 5 0
Independent (63 candidates) 44 1
Total (where applicable) N/A 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Report of the Eighth Sarawak state elections 2001 (Malay-English bilingual version). Election Commission of Malaysia. URL accessed on 26 August 2009
  2. ^ a b c "Sarawak General Election 2001-RESULTS". e-borneo.com. 2001. Retrieved 7 August 2010.