Sungai Siput (federal constituency)

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Sungai Siput
Perak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kesavan Subramaniam
PH
Constituency created1958
First contested1959
Last contested2018

Sungai Siput is a federal constituency in Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1959.

The federal constituency was created in the 1958 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

This seat was formerly a stronghold for the Malaysian Indian Congress during the presidency of Tun Sambanthan and Tun Samy Vellu. MIC lost this seat in the 2008 general election and has since failed to regain the seat. MIC has previously represented this seat since its creation. [1]

History[edit]

The constituency contains the polling districts of Pos Legap, Pos Piah, Chenein, Rancangan Belia Khas Perlop, Chior Lasah, Lintang, LKTP Lasah, Ladang Elphil, Kampong Mor, Trosor, Kampong Jawang, Sungai Pelus, Kampong Temin, Changkat Salak, Kampong Karai, Karai Luar, Pekan Karai, Kampong Enggor, Salak Timor, Kampong Batang Kulim, Kampong Kandang Hulu, Salak North, Kamuning Barat, Kamuning Timor, Pos Perwor, Pos Kuala Mu, Jalong Barat, Jalong Timor, Jalan Lintang, Lintang Road Barat, Simpang Tiga, Sungai Pelang, Rimba Panjang Utara, Mahkamah, Main Road, Sungai Buloh Selatan, Kampong Bahagia, Kampong Muhibbah.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Pos Legap, Pos Piah, Chenein, Rancangan Belia Khas Perlop, Chior Lasah, Lintang, LKTP Lasah, Ladang Elphil, Kampong Mor, Trosor, Kampong Jawang, Sungai Pelus, Kampong Temin, Changkat Salak, Kampong Karai, Karai Luar, Pekan Karai, Kampong Enggor, Salak Timor, Kampong Batang Kulim, Kampong Kandang Hulu, Salak North, Kamuning Barat, Kamuning Timor, Pos Perwor, Pos Kuala Mu, Jalong Barat, Jalong Timor, Jalan Lintang, Lintang Road Barat, Simpang Tiga, Sungai Pelang, Rimba Panjang Utara, Mahkamah, Main Road, Sungai Buloh Selatan, Kampong Bahagia, Kampong Muhibbah.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Sungai Siput
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
Sungei Siput
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959–1963 V. T. Sambanthan Alliance (MIC)
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963–1964 V. T. Sambanthan Alliance (MIC)
2nd 1964–1969
1969–1971 Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd 1971–1973 V. T. Sambanthan Alliance (MIC)
1973–1974 BN (MIC)
4th 1974–1978 Samy Vellu
5th 1978–1982
6th 1982–1986
Sungai Siput
7th 1986–1990 Samy Vellu BN (MIC)
8th 1990–1995
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008 Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj PKR
2008–2013 PSM
13th 2013 PKR
2013–2018 PSM
14th 2018-present Kesavan Subramaniam PH (PKR)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Kesavan Subramaniam 20,817 48.72
BN Devamany S. Krishnasamy 15,210 35.60
PAS Ishak Ibrahim 5,194 12.16
PSM Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj 1,505 3.52
Total valid votes 42,726 100.00
Total rejected ballots 814
Unreturned ballots 122
Turnout 43,662 79.38
Registered electors 55,002
Majority 5,607 13.12
PH gain from PKR Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perak [P.U. (B) 237/2018]" (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 Perak [P.U. (B) 311/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj 21,593 53.19 + 1.69
BN Devamany S. Krishnasamy 18,800 46.32 + 0.52
Independent Nagalingam Singaravelloo 197 0.49 + 0.49
Total valid votes 40,590 100.00
Total rejected ballots 982
Unreturned ballots 45
Turnout 41,617 80.66
Registered electors 51,596
Majority 2,793 6.87
PKR hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj 16,458 51.50 + 23.13
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 14,637 45.80 - 16.39
Independent Nor Rizan Oon 864 2.70 + 2.70
Total valid votes 31,959 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,001
Unreturned ballots 194
Turnout 33,154 69.91
Registered electors 47,424
Majority 1,821 5.70
PKR gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 19,029 62.19 + 4.44
KEADILAN Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj 8,680 28.37 + 28.37
DAP Sanmugam Ponmugam Ponnan 2,890 9.44 - 30.94
Total valid votes 30,599 100.00
Total rejected ballots 927
Unreturned ballots 57
Turnout 31,583 67.51
Registered electors 46,782
Majority 10,349 33.82
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 17,480 57.75 - 14.11
DAP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj 12,221 40.38 + 21.23
MDP Mohamad Asri Othman 565 1.87 + 1.87
Total valid votes 30,266 100.00
Total rejected ballots 829
Unreturned ballots 70
Turnout 31,165 63.62
Registered electors 48,986
Majority 5,259 17.37
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 21,283 71.86 + 18.61
DAP Lim Ah Guan @ Lim Soon Guan 5,673 19.15 - 27.60
PAS Mohamed Hashim Salim 2,663 8.99 + 8.99
Total valid votes 29,619 100.00
Total rejected ballots 842
Unreturned ballots 91
Turnout 30,552 67.66
Registered electors 45,155
Majority 15,610 52.71
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 14,427 53.25 - 2.80
DAP Patto Perumal 12,664 46.75 + 9.61
Total valid votes 27,091 100.00
Total rejected ballots 937
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,028 69.21
Registered electors 40,497
Majority 1,763 6.50
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 13,148 56.05
DAP Liew Sam Fong 8,712 37.14
SDP Wan Hassan Wan Mahmud 1,597 6.81
Total valid votes 23,457 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,109
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,566 69.32
Registered electors 35,441
Majority 4,436 18.91
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 14,930 64.56
DAP T. Sellapan 7,033 30.41
PAS Ahmad Zawawi Ibrahim 1,164 5.03
Total valid votes 23,127 100.00
Total rejected ballots 700
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,827 73.63
Registered electors 32,360
Majority 7,897
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 12,930 62.41
DAP Ngan Siong Hing @ Ngan Siong Eng 7,789 37.59
Total valid votes 20,719 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 27,922
Majority 5,141
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu 9,045 49.09
DAP Patto Perumal 8,401 45.59
PEKEMAS Thang Pang Fay 877 4.76
Independent R. C. Manavarayan 103 0.56
Total valid votes 18,426 100.00
Total rejected ballots 103
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 18,529 77.87
Registered electors 23,795
Majority 644
BN gain from Alliance Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance V. T. Sambanthan 7,985 50.46
PPP Ramiah Veerappan 7,839 49.54
Total valid votes 15,824 100.00
Total rejected ballots 695
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 16,519 76.12
Registered electors 21,702
Majority 146
Alliance hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1964: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance V. T. Sambanthan 9,855 71.53
PPP Ramiah Veerappan 3,922 28.47
Total valid votes 13,777 100.00
Total rejected ballots 639
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 14,416 81.03
Registered electors 17,791
Majority 5,933
Alliance hold Swing
Malayan general election, 1959: Sungei Siput
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance V. T. Sambanthan 7,317 61.08
PPP K. Annamalai 4,514 37.68
Independent Choy Kok Kuan 148 1.24
Total valid votes 11,979 100.00
Total rejected ballots 96
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 12,075 70.31
Registered electors 17,175
Majority 2,803
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Malaya [P.U. (B) 197/2016]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  2. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
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