Sibu (federal constituency)

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Sibu
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Oscar Ling Chai Yew
PH
Constituency created1977
First contested1978
Last contested2018

Sibu is a federal constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1978.

The federal constituency was created in the 1977 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Rassau, Penasu, Bawang Assan, Kunyit, Ma'aw, Selalo, Dassan, Ensurai, Lan, Engkilo, Lower Island, Upper Island, Tanah Mas, Rajang Park, Pelawan, Sungai Merah, Bandong, Bahagia Jaya, Disa, Sungai Antu, Gambir, Camar, Merdeka, Oya Lane, Datu Nyabor, Ilir Nangka, Teku, Seduan, Tanggi, Race Course.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Rassau, Penasu, Bawang Assan, Kunyit, Ma'aw, Selalo, Dassan, Ensurai, Lan, Engkilo, Lower Island, Upper Island, Tanah Mas, Rajang Park, Pelawan, Sungai Merah, Disa, Sungai Antu, Gambir, Camar, Merdeka, Oya Lane, Indah, Nibong, Bandong, Bahagia Jaya, Datu Nyabor, Ilir Nangka, Teku, Seduan, Tanggi, Race Course.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Sibu
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
5th 1978-1982 Wong Soon Kai BN
6th 1982-1986 Ling Sie Ming DAP
7th 1986-1990 Tiew Sung Seng BN
8th 1990-1995 Robert Lau Hoi Chew
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2010
2010-2013 Wong Ho Leng DAP
13th 2013-2018 Oscar Ling Chai Yew
14th 2018
2018-present PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Oscar Ling Chai Yew 33,811 59.58 + 6.99
BN Wong Kee Yew 22,389 39.45 - 7.56
PEACE Tiew Yen Houng 377 0.66 + 0.66
STAR Tiong Ing Tung 176 0.31 + 0.31
Total valid votes 56,753 100.00
Total rejected ballots 515
Unreturned ballots 421
Turnout 57,689 77.80
Registered electors 74,149
Majority 11,422 20.13
DAP hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 247/2018]" (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, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Oscar Ling Chai Yew 26,808 52.59
BN Vincent Lau Lee Ming 23,967 47.01
Independent Narawi Haron 203 0.40
Total valid votes 50,978 100.00
Total rejected ballots 496
Unreturned ballots 114
Turnout 51,588 79.86
Registered electors 64,601
Majority 2,841
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general by-election, 16 May 2010
The by-election was called due to the death of incumbent, Robert Lau Hoi Chew.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Wong Ho Leng 18,845 50.22
BN Robert Lau Hui Yew 18,447 49.16
Independent Narawi Haron 232 0.62
Total valid votes 37,524 100.00
Total rejected ballots 395
Unreturned ballots 192
Turnout 38,111 69.68
Registered electors 54,695
Majority 398
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lau Hoi Chew 19,138 53.38
DAP Wong Ho Leng 15,903 44.36
PKR Lim Chin Chuang 812 2.26
Total valid votes 35,853 100.00
Total rejected ballots 334
Unreturned ballots 192
Turnout 36,379 67.77
Registered electors 53,679
Majority 3,235
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lau Hoi Chew 20,501 54.43
DAP Wong Ho Leng 17,161 45.57
Total valid votes 37,662 100.00
Total rejected ballots 430
Unreturned ballots 124
Turnout 38,216 62.82
Registered electors
Majority 3,340
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lau Hoi Chew 23,227 62.25
DAP Wong Sing Nang 14,085 37.75
Total valid votes 37,312 100.00
Total rejected ballots 453
Unreturned ballots 756
Turnout 38,521 67.66
Registered electors
Majority 9,142
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lau Hoi Chew 15,317 57.31
DAP Wong Ho Leng 10,472 39.18
Independent Narawi Haron 937 3.51
Total valid votes 26,726 100.00
Total rejected ballots 387
Unreturned ballots 203
Turnout 27,316 69.39
Registered electors
Majority 4,845
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Robert Lau Hoi Chew 11,914 54.20
DAP Ling Sie Ming 9,906 45.06
PLUS Tang Lung Chiew 162 0.74
Total valid votes 21,982 100.00
Total rejected ballots 226
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,208 68.60
Registered electors
Majority 2,008
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tiew Sung Seng 18,841 50.32
DAP Ling Sie Ming 18,295 48.86
PLUS Tang Lung Chiew 308 0.82
Total valid votes 37,444 100.00
Total rejected ballots 294
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 37,738 72.68
Registered electors 51,925
Majority 546
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ling Sie Ming 14,432 50.25
BN Wong Soon Kai 14,291 49.75
Total valid votes 28,723 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,939 74.14
Registered electors 39,032
Majority 141
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wong Soon Kai 13,525 66.64
Independent Chieng Hie Kwong 6,772 33.36
Total valid votes 20,297 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 28,519
Majority 6,753
This was a new constituency created.

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