Sipitang (federal constituency)

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Sipitang (P178)
Sabah constituency
PRN Sabah 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]45,871
Area (km²)3,715

Sipitang is a federal constituency in Interior Division (Beaufort District and Sipitang District), Sabah, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created in the 1994 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 Sipitang's electorate as of 2022

  Sabah Bumiputera (66.2%)
  Malay-Muslim Bumiputera (24.6%)
  Chinese (5.5%)
  Other ethnicities (3.6%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on31 October 2022, the Sipitang constituency has a total of 30 polling districts.[2]

State constituency Polling District Code Location
Lumadan (N34) Kabajang 178/34/01 SK Kabajang
Gadong 178/34/02
  • SK Gadong
  • SK Garama
Lupak 178/34/03 SK Lupak
Padas Valley 178/34/04 SK Luagan
Beaufort Selatan 178/34/05
  • SK Pekan Beaufort
  • Kolej Vokesional Beaufort
Lumadan 178/34/06 SK Ladang-Lumadan
Bukau 178/34/07 SK Bukau
Suasa 178/34/08 SK Suasa
Padas Demit 178/34/09 SK Padas Demit
Bankalalak 178/34/10 SK Bangkalalak
Weston 178/34/11
  • SK Weston
  • SMK Weston
Lubok 178/34/12 SK Lubok
Lingkungan 178/34/13
  • SK Lingkungan
  • SK Maraba
Sindumin (N35) Banting 178/35/01 SK Banting
Sindumin 178/35/02 SK Sindumin
Marintaman 178/35/03 SK Merintaman
Bandar Sipitang 178/35/04
  • SK Pekan Sipitang
  • SMK Pengiran Omar
Mesapol 178/35/05
  • SJK (C) Chung Hwa Mesapol
  • SMK Pengiran Omar II
Usuk 178/35/06 SK Melalia
Ulu Sipitang 178/35/07 SK Ulu Sipitang
Pantai 178/35/08 SK Pantai
Melamam 178/35/09 SK Melamam
Mendolong 178/35/10 SK Mendulong
Kelangsat 178/35/11 SK Kelangsat
Bole 178/35/12 SK Ulu Bole
Meligan 178/35/13 SK Meligan
Long Pasia 178/35/14 SK Long Pasia
Iburu 178/35/15 Balai Kebudayaan Iburu
Tanjung Pagar 178/35/16
  • SK Padang Berampah
  • SMK Padang Berampah
Kuala Muaya 178/35/17 SK Kebawang

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Sipitang
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Padas and Limbawang
9th 1995-1999 Yusof Yacob (يوسوف بن يعقوب) BN (UMNO)
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013 Sapawi Ahmad (شڤوي أحمد‎)
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018 Yamani Hafez Musa (يماني حفيظ بن موسى)
2018-2019 Independent
2019-2020 PH (BERSATU)
2020–2022 GRS (BERSATU)
15th 2022 Matbali Musah (ماتبالي موساه‎)
2022-present GRS (Direct)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary
constituency
State constituency
1967–1974 1974–1985 1985–1995 1995–2004 2004–2020 2020–present
Sipitang Lumadan
Sindumin

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N34 Lumadan Ruslan Muharam GRS (PBS)
N35 Sindumin Yusof Yacob BN (UMNO)

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N34 Lumadan Beaufort District Council
N35 Sindumin Sipitang District Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
GRS Matbali Musah 14,459 49.75 +49.75
Sabah Heritage Party Adnan Puteh 9,768 33.61 -11.55
PH Lahirul Latigul 4,834 16.63 +16.63
Total valid votes 29,061 100.00
Total rejected ballots 552
Unreturned ballots 74
Turnout 29,924 63.35
Registered electors 45,871
Majority 4,691 16.14
GRS gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Yamani Hafez Musa 12,038 48.60 - 20.24
Sabah Heritage Party Noor Hayaty Mustapha 11,186 45.16 + 45.16
PHRS Dayang Aezzy Liman 1,547 6.25 + 6.25
Total valid votes 24,771 100.00
Total rejected ballots 596
Unreturned ballots 116
Turnout 25,483 79.93
Registered electors 31,882
Majority 852 3.44
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sabah [P.U. (B) 246/2018]" (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 Sabah [P.U. (B) 320/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Sapawi Amat Wasali @ Ahmad 16,377 68.84
PKR Ramle Dua @ Ramli Dua Lee 6,908 29.04
SAPP Kamis Daming 505 2.12
Total valid votes 23,790 100.00
Total rejected ballots 539
Unreturned ballots 58
Turnout 24,387 83.58
Registered electors 29,177
Majority 9,469
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Sapawi Amat Wasali @ Ahmad 11,905 67.40
PKR Karim @ Abdul Karim Tassim 5,759 32.60
Total valid votes 17,664 100.00
Total rejected ballots 531
Unreturned ballots 16
Turnout 18,211 75.42
Registered electors 24,145
Majority 6,146
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Yusof Yacob won uncontested.
BN Yusof @ Josree Yacob
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors
Majority
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Yusof @ Josree Yacob 9,581 64.01
PKR Abdul Rahman Md. Yakub 5,242 35.02
Independent Ag. Ku Tengah Pg. Damit 145 0.97
Total valid votes 14,968 100.00
Total rejected ballots 186
Unreturned ballots 27
Turnout 15,181 68.74
Registered electors
Majority 4,339
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Yusof @ Josree Yacob 9,732 64.44
PBS Jamilah Sulaiman 5,208 34.49
Independent Hussin Masalih 162 1.07
Total valid votes 15,102 100.00
Total rejected ballots 208
Unreturned ballots 14
Turnout 15,324 74.36
Registered electors
Majority 4,524
This was a new constituency created.

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