Tapah (federal constituency)

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Tapah (P072)
Perak constituency
DUN Perak 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Saravanan Murugan
BN
Constituency created1984
First contested1986
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]47,128
Area (km²)[2]893

Tapah is a federal constituency in Batang Padang District, Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1986.

The federal constituency was created in the 1984 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 Tapah's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (46.24%)
  Chinese (25.83%)
  Indian (14.29%)
  Other ethnicities (13.64%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Tapah constituency is divided into 37 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Chenderiang (N47) Kuala Woh 072/47/01 SK Bt. 14
Kampong Kinjang 072/47/02 SK Sri Kinjang
Pekan Chenderiang 072/47/03 SK Chenderiang
Sungai Chenderiang 072/47/04 SJK (C) Chenderiang
Temoh 072/47/05 SJK (C) Hwa Min
Pekan Temoh 072/47/06 SJK (C) Hwa Min
Kampong Lubok Mas 072/47/07 SJK (C) Chenderiang
Temoh Road 072/47/08 SK Satu
Jalan Pahang 072/47/09 SK Datuk Kelana
Kampong Datoh 072/47/10 SRA Rakyat Al-Rahmaniah Kg. Datok
Kampong Seberang 072/47/11 SK Satu
Sungai Sengkuang 072/47/12 SJK (C) Kheung Wa
Bidor Road 072/47/13 SJK (C) Kheung Wa
Lubok Katak 072/47/14 SK Batu Melintang
Kampong Batu Melintang 072/47/15 SK Batu Melintang
Bukit Pagar 072/47/16 SJK (C) Bukit Pagar
Tanah Mas 072/47/17 SJK (C) Tanah Mas
Ayer Kuning (N48) Temoh Stesyen 072/48/01 SK Temoh
Sungai Lesong 072/48/02 SK Sungai Lesong
Kampong Sungai Kurong 072/48/03 SK Sungai Lesong
Sungai Keroh 072/48/04 SJK (C) Sungai Kroh
Kampong Batu Mesjid 072/48/05 SK Batu Masjid
Kampung Batu Tiga 072/48/06 SK Batu Tiga
Banir 072/48/07 SJK (C) Hwa Lian
Banir Utara 072/48/08 SJK (C) Hwa Lian
Ayer Kuning 072/48/09 SK Ayer Kuning
Ayer Kuning Selatan 072/48/10 SJK (C) Pheng Lok
Tanjong Keramat 072/48/11 SA Rakyat Salamiah Kampung Tanjung Keramat
Changkat Petai 072/48/12 SK Haji Hasan
Tapah Road Timor 072/48/13 SJK (C) Phui Chen
Tapah Road Utara 072/48/14 SMK Dato' Panglima Perang Kiri
Kampong Raya 072/48/15 SMK Buyong Adil
Pekan Getah 072/48/16 SJK (C) Pekan Getah
Kampong Simpang Tiga 072/48/17 SMK Bidor
Kampong Rahmat 072/48/18 SJK (T) Ladang Banopdane
Jeram Mengkuang 072/48/19 SK Jeram Mengkuang
Kampong Coldstream 072/48/20 SJK (C) Kg Coldstream

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Tapah
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Batang Padang
7th 1986–1990 M. G. Pandithan (எம். ஜி. பண்டிதன்) BN (MIC)
8th 1990–1995 K. Kumaran (கே குமரன்)
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004 S. Veerasingam (எஸ்.வீரசிங்கம்)
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013 Saravanan Murugan (முருகன் சரவணன)
13th 2013–2018
14th 2018-present

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Tapah Ayer Kuning
Chenderiang

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N47 Chenderiang Ahmad Faizal Azumu PN (BERSATU)
N48 Ayer Kuning Samsudin Abu Hassan BN (UMNO)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 16,086 44.47 -13.26
PH Mohamed Azni Mohamed Ali 15,472 42.77 +42.77
PAS Norazli Musa 4,616 12.76 +12.76
Total valid votes 36,174 100.00
Total rejected ballots 760
Unreturned ballots 179
Turnout 37,113 78.75
Registered electors 47,128
Majority 614 1.70
BN 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.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 20,670 57.73 + 1.73
PKR Vasantha Kumar Krishnan 12,743 35.59 - 8.41
Berjasa Shaharuzzaman Bistamam 2,053 5.73 + 5.73
Independent Ridzuan Bani 337 0.94 + 0.94
Total valid votes 35,803 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,040
Unreturned ballots 101
Turnout 36,994 81.33
Registered electors 45,485
Majority 7,927 22.34
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 14,084 56.00 - 13.72
PKR Tan Seng Toh 11,064 44.00 + 44.00
Total valid votes 25,148 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,662
Unreturned ballots 1
Turnout 26,811 70.12
Registered electors 38,236
Majority 3,020 12.00
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Veerasingam Suppiah 16,945 69.72 + 8.09
PAS Ahmad Razi Otman 7,359 30.28 + 30.28
Total valid votes 24,304 100.00
Total rejected ballots 956
Unreturned ballots 421
Turnout 25,681 66.02
Registered electors 38,898
Majority 9,586 39.44
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Veerasingam Suppiah 14,945 61.63 - 2.84
KEADILAN Kamarudin Awang Teh 9,306 38.37 + 38.37
Total valid votes 24,251 100.00
Total rejected ballots 868
Unreturned ballots 1,101
Turnout 26,220 65.28
Registered electors 40,165
Majority 5,639 23.26
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kumaran Karunagaran 15,543 64.47 + 3.95
DAP Mohamad Asri Othman 5,692 23.61 + 23.61
PAS Mohamed Hamka Mohamed Jumah 2,596 10.77 + 10.77
Independent Foo Khon Yow 278 1.15 + 1.15
Total valid votes 24,109 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,298
Unreturned ballots 349
Turnout 25,756 64.66
Registered electors 39,832
Majority 9,851 40.86
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kumaran Karunagaran 15,015 60.52 + 1.12
S46 Abdul Wahab Abu Bakar 9,794 39.48 + 39.48
Total valid votes 24,809 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,057
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,866 67.70
Registered electors 38,206
Majority 5,221 21.04
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN M. G. Pandithan 13,582 59.40
DAP Loh Jee Mee @ Jimmy 7,597 33.22
PAS M Busra Anuwar 1,688 7.38
Total valid votes 22,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 761
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,628 68.01
Registered electors 34,743
Majority 5,985 26.18
This was a new constituency created.

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