Sungai Acheh (state constituency)

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Sungai Acheh
Penang constituency
State constituency
LegislaturePenang State Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Zulkifli Ibrahim
PH
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]20,018
Area (km²)[2]38

Sungai Acheh is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly.[3]

The state constituency was first contested in 1974 and is mandated to return a single Assemblyman to the Penang State Legislative Assembly under the first-past-the-post voting system. Since 2018, the State Assemblyman for Sungai Acheh is Zulkifli Ibrahim from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which is part of the state's ruling coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH).[4]

Definition[edit]

The Sungai Acheh constituency contains the polling districts of Sungai Udang, Sungai Setar, Sungai Acheh, Sungai Bakau, Tanjong Berembang, Permatang To'Mahat and Taman Transkrian.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Sungai Acheh's electorate as of 2018[4]

  Malay (67.52%)
  Chinese (24.95%)
  Indian (7.14%)
  Other ethnicities (0.27%)
Total electors by polling district in 2016
Polling district Electors
Sungai Udang 2,268
Sungai Setar 1,414
Sungai Acheh 3,039
Sungai Bakau 1,436
Tanjong Berembang 987
Permatang To'Mahat 4,469
Taman Transkrian 2,588
Total 16,201
Source: Malaysian Election Commission[6]

History[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Sungai Acheh
Assembly Years Member Party
Constituency created
4th 1974 – 1978 Ahmad Salleh BN (UMNO)
5th 1978 – 1982
6th 1982 – 1986
7th 1986 – 1990 Ragayah Ariff
8th 1990 – 1995 Ibrahim Yaakob
9th 1995 – 1999 Abd. Rashid Abdullah
10th 1999 – 2004
11th 2004 – 2008 Mohammad Foad Mat Isa
12th 2008 – 2013 Mahmud Zakaria
13th 2013 – 2018
14th 2018 – Zulkifli Ibrahim PH (PKR)

Election results[edit]

The electoral results for the Sungai Acheh state constituency in 2008, 2013 and 2018 are as follows.

Penang state election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
PH Zulkifli Ibrahim 7,486 44.20 Decrease 0.30
BN Mahmud Zakaria 7,070 41.70 Decrease 8.70
PAS Nor Zamri Latiff 2,383 14.10 Increase 9.00
Total valid votes 16,939 100.0
Total rejected ballots 221
Unreturned ballots 45
Turnout 17,205 85.9
Registered electors 20,018
Majority 416 2.50
PH gain from BN Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, State Legislative Assembly for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 252/2018]" (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, State Constituencies for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 326/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Penang state election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Mahmud Zakaria 6,891 50.40 Decrease 0.90
PKR Badrul Hisham Shaharin 6,083 44.50 Decrease 4.20
PAS Mohammad Yusni Mat Piah 690 5.10 N/A
Total valid votes 13,664 100.00
Total rejected ballots 217
Unreturned ballots 3
Turnout 13,881 89.2
Registered electors 15,559
Majority 808 5.90
BN hold Swing
Penang state election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Mahmud Zakaria 5,011 51.30
PKR Azhar Ahamad 4,761 48.70
Total valid votes 9,772 100.00
Total rejected ballots 162
Unreturned ballots 5
Turnout 9,939 80.5
Registered electors 12,347
Majority 250 2.60
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

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