Taiping (federal constituency)

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Taiping (P060)
Perak constituency
DUN Perak 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]90,729
Area (km²)[2]118

Taiping is a federal constituency in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 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 Taiping's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Chinese (46.41%)
  Malay (38.81%)
  Indian (13.45%)
  Other ethnicities (1.22%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Taiping constituency is divided into 42 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Kamunting (N16) Sungai Relong 060/16/01 SMK Bukit Jana
Expo 060/16/02 SMK Kamunitng
Kamunting Baru 060/16/03 SK Kamunting
Kamunting 060/16/04 SMK Bukit Jana
Kampong Pinang Utara 060/16/05 SK Long Jaafar
Kampong Pinang Timor 060/16/06 SK Long Jaafar
Kampong Pinang Selatan 060/16/07 SK Long Jaafar
Kamunting Road 060/16/08 SK All Saints
Bukit Jana 060/16/09 SK Taman Jana
Waterfall Road 060/16/10 SK King Edward VII (2)
Pokok Assam (N17) Pokok Assam 060/17/01 SK Methodist
Kampong Aman 060/17/02 SK Seri Aman
Sekolah 060/17/03 SK Seri Aman
Jalan Raja Muda 060/17/04 SJK (C) Pokok Assam
Pasar 060/17/05 SJK (C) Pokok Asaam
Sungai Tupai 060/17/06 SJK (C) Pokok Asaam
Simpang Road 060/17/07 SA Rakyat Al-Ihsaniah
Kota Road 060/17/08 SJK (T) YMHA
Market Street 060/17/09 SK St George 1
Theatre Road 060/17/10 SMK Convent
Tupai Lane 060/17/11 SJK (C) Hua Lian (3)
Tupai 060/17/12 SMK Kampung Jambu
Cotonation Road 060/17/13 SMK Taman Tasik
Birch Village 060/17/14 Sekolah Tinggi Hua Lian
Eastern Road 060/17/15 Sekolah Tinggi Hua Lian
Museum 060/17/16 SMK (P) Treacher Methodist
Aulong(N18) Batu Dua 060/18/01 SK Asam Kumbang
Assam Kumbang 060/18/02 SK Asam Kumbang
Barrack Road 060/18/03 SK King Edward VII (1)
Station 060/18/04 SJK (C) Hua Lian (1)
Aulong 060/18/05 SJK (C) Aulong
Aulong Timor 060/18/06 SJK (C) Aulong
Aulong Tengah 060/18/07 SK Convent Aulong
Aulong Barat 060/18/08 SJK (C) Aulong
Aulong Selatan 060/18/09 SK Convent Aulong
Aulong Lama 060/18/10 SK Kampung Boyan
Kampong Boyan 060/18/11 SK Kampung Boyan
Taman Sening 060/18/12 SMK Doktor Burhanhddin
Taman Marisa 060/18/13 SMK Sri Kota
Kota Lama 060/18/14 SMK Sri Kota
Pengkalan Aor 060/18/15 SK Simpang
Simpang Baru 060/18/16 SJK (C) Sin Min

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Taiping
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Larut Selatan
4th 1974–1978 Paul Leong Khee Seong (梁棋祥) BN (GERAKAN)
5th 1978–1982
6th 1982–1986
7th 1986–1990
8th 1990–1995 Kerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting (郭洙镇)
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008 M. Kayveas (எம் கேவியஸ்) BN (myPPP)
12th 2008–2013 Nga Kor Ming (倪可敏) DAP
13th 2013–2018
14th 2018-present Teh Kok Lim (郑国霖) PH (DAP)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Taiping Asam Kumbang
Aulong
Kamunting
Klian Pauh
Pokok Assam

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N16 Kamunting Muhd. Fadhil Nuruddin PH (AMANAH)
N17 Pokok Assam Leow Thye Yih PH (DAP)
N18 Aulong Nga Kor Ming

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N16 Kamunting Taiping Municipal Council
N17 Pokok Assam Taiping Municipal Council
N18 Aulong Taiping Municipal Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Teh Kok Lim 42,997 61.65 +61.65
BN Tan Keng Liang 15,613 22.39 -18.26
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Ibrahim Ismail 11,133 15.96 +15.96
Total valid votes 69,743 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,092
Unreturned ballots 462
Turnout 71,297 78.58
Registered electors 90,729
Majority 27,384 39.26
PH hold 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.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Nga Kor Ming 37,275 59.35 - 3.23
BN Tan Lian Hoe 25,530 40.65 + 3.23
Total valid votes 62,805 100.00
Total rejected ballots 944
Unreturned ballots 164
Turnout 63,913 81.78
Registered electors 78,148
Majority 11,745 18.70
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Nga Kor Ming 28,098 62.58 + 20.29
BN M. Kayveas 16,800 37.42 - 9.99
Total valid votes 44,898 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,612
Unreturned ballots 613
Turnout 47,123 71.52
Registered electors 65,889
Majority 11,298 25.16
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN M. Kayveas 20,129 47.41 - 6.24
DAP Ong Chee Keng 17,957 42.29 - 2.67
PKR Annah Dorai Pakiri 4,371 10.30 + 10.30
Total valid votes 42,457 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,337
Unreturned ballots 1,027
Turnout 44,821 68.91
Registered electors 65,042
Majority 2,172 5.12
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting 24,531 53.65 - 15.36
DAP Lim Kean Ghee 20,562 44.96 + 13.95
MDP Ng Hoe Hun 637 1.39 + 1.39
Total valid votes 45,730 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,587
Unreturned ballots 3,492
Turnout 50,809 68.99
Registered electors 73,646
Majority 3,969 8.69
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting 30,459 68.99 + 18.12
DAP Haradeyan Singh @ Hardayal Singh 13,692 31.01 - 13.93
Total valid votes 44,151 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,130
Unreturned ballots 1,649
Turnout 47,930 70.13
Registered electors 68,344
Majority 16,767 37.98
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kerk Kim Tim @ Kerk Choo Ting 22,162 50.87 - 6.91
DAP Kong Cheok Seng 19,577 44.94 + 2.72
Independent Said Abu Hassan 1,827 4.19 + 4.19
Total valid votes 43,566 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,076
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 44,642 71.14
Registered electors 62,752
Majority 2,585 5.93
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Paul Leong Khee Seong 20,969 57.78
DAP Kong Cheok Seng 15,325 42.22
Total valid votes 36,294 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,249
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 37,543 66.33
Registered electors 56,599
Majority 5,644 15.56
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Paul Leong Khee Seong 25,841 66.04
DAP Kong Cheok Wan @ Kong Cheok Seng 10,563 26.99
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohamed Junid 2,726 6.97
Total valid votes 39,130 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,024
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 40,154 74.12
Registered electors 54,176
Majority 15,278
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Paul Leong Khee Seong 20,915 57.21
DAP Loh Poh Seng 12,893 35.27
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Abdul Samad Hussin 2,752 7.53
Total valid votes 36,560 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 47,154
Majority 8,022
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Paul Leong Khee Seong 14,253 53.19
DAP Loh Poh Seng 11,066 41.30
PEKEMAS Chow Chong Leng 999 3.73
KITA Ng Hoe Hun 479 1.79
Total valid votes 26,797 100.00
Total rejected ballots 725
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 27,522 75.62
Registered electors 36,394
Majority 3,187
This was a new constituency created.

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