Tawau (federal constituency)

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Tawau (P190)
Sabah constituency
PRN Sabah 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1966
First contested1969
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2020)[1]62,907
Area (km²)1,332

Tawau is a federal constituency in Tawau Division (Tawau Division), Sabah, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1971.

The federal constituency was created in the 1966 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 Tawau's electorate as of 2018[2]

  Muslim bumiputera (60.71%)
  Chinese (33.56%)
  Non-muslim bumiputera (4.91%)
  Other ethnicities (0.82%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the gazette issued on 24 September 2019, the Tawau constituency has a total of 23 polling districts.[3]

State constituency Polling District Code Location
Balung (N67) Kinabutan 190/67/01 SMK Kinabutan
Andrassy 190/67/02 SK Andrassy
Balung 190/67/03 SMK Balung
Kinabutan Besar 190/67/04 SMK Jalan Apas
Bukit Quoin 190/67/05 SK Bukit Quoin
Ranggau 190/67/06 SK Ranggau
Apas (N68) Tawau Lama 190/68/01 SK Kampung Titingan
Tinagat 190/68/02 SK Batu Payung
Apas 190/68/03 SK Kuala Apas
Wakuba 190/68/04 SK Wakuba
Titingan 190/68/05 SK Titingan
Inderasabah 190/68/06 SK Inderasabah
Batu 4 190/68/07 SK Batu 4 Jalan Apas
Sri Tanjung (N69) Kuhara 190/69/01 SMK Tawau
Sing On 190/69/02 SJK (C) Hing Hwa
Fajar 190/69/03 SK St. Ursula
Sabindo 190/69/04 SMK Holy Trinity
Kabota 190/69/05 SJK (C) Kung Ming
Batu 3 190/69/06 SMK Taman Tawau
Da Hwa 190/69/07 SMK Jambatan Putih
Kapital 190/69/08 Kolej Tingkatan Enam Tawau
Jalan Chester 190/69/09 SJK (C) Sin Hwa
Takada 190/69/10 Sabah Chinese High School

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Tawau
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[4][5]
3rd 1971-1973 Yeh Pao Tzu (叶宝滋) SCA
1973-1974 BN (SCA)
4th 1974-1978 Alex Pang Sui Chee (彭瑞麒)
5th 1978-1982 Hiew Nyuk Ying (丘玉荣) BN (BERJAYA)
6th 1982-1986 Kan Yau Fa (简耀华)
7th 1986-1990 Samson Chin Chee Tsu (陈志慈) DAP
8th 1990-1995 Geoffrey Yee Ling Fook (余伦福) PBS
9th 1995-1999 Chua Soon Bui (蔡顺梅) BN (SAPP)
10th 1999-2004 Shim Paw Fatt (沈宝发)
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008 Chua Soon Bui (蔡顺梅)
2008-2013 SAPP
13th 2013-2018 Mary Yap Kain Ching (叶娟呈) BN (PBS)
14th 2018–present Christina Liew Chin Jin (刘静芝) PH (PKR)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary
constituency
State constituency
1967–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2020 2020–present
Tawau Apas
Balung Balung
Bandar Tawau
Kalabakan
Merotai
Sri Tanjong

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N67 Balung Hamid Awang BN (UMNO)
N68 Apas Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan PN (BERSATU)
N69 Sri Tanjong Justin Wong Yung Bin PH (DAP)

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N67 Balung Tawau Municipal Council
N68 Apas Tawau Municipal Council
N69 Sri Tanjong Tawau Municipal Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Christina Liew Chin Jin 21,400 50.05 + 50.05
BN Yap Kain Ching @ Mary Yap Ken Jin 16,673 39.00 - 15.88
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohamad Husain 2,518 5.89 + 5.89
PHRS Alizaman Jijurahman 2,162 5.06 + 5.06
Total valid votes 42,753 100.00
Total rejected ballots 981
Unreturned ballots 127
Turnout 43,861 73.20
Registered electors 59,919
Majority 4,727 11.06
PH gain from BN 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 Yap Kain Ching @ Mary Yap Ken Jin 21,331 54.88 + 1.86
PKR Kong Hong Ming @ Kong Fo Min 16,352 42.07 + 29.60
SAPP Chua Soon Bui 633 1.63 + 1.63
Independent Ahmad Awang @ Madon 553 1.42 + 1.42
Total valid votes 38,869 100.00
Total rejected ballots 789
Unreturned ballots 129
Turnout 39,787 77.20
Registered electors 51,538
Majority 4,979 12.81
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chua Soon Bui 13,943 53.02 + 53.02
DAP Chan Foong Hin 9,076 34.51 + 34.51
PKR Berhan @ Birhan Ruslan 3,278 12.47 + 12.47
Total valid votes 26,297 100.00
Total rejected ballots 735
Unreturned ballots 39
Turnout 27,071 63.61
Registered electors 42,560
Majority 4,867 18.51
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Shim Paw Fatt won uncontested.
BN Shim Paw Fatt
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 Shim Paw Fatt 20,160 62.07 + 2.40
Parti Bersatu Sabah Kong Hong Ming @ Kong Fo Min 9,044 27.84 - 4.81
Independent Majin Ajing 3,278 10.09 + 10.09
Total valid votes 32,482 100.00
Total rejected ballots 240
Unreturned ballots 530
Turnout 33,252 55.18
Registered electors 60,260
Majority 11,116 34.23
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chua Soon Bui 20,168 59.67 + 59.67
Parti Bersatu Sabah Chee Yau Fah 11,037 32.65 - 18.28
DAP Samson Chin Chee Tsu 1,401 4.14 - 1.36
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohamed Tingka 825 2.44 + 0.57
Independent Semanis Mohd Salleh 372 1.10 + 1.10
Total valid votes 33,803 100.00
Total rejected ballots 302
Unreturned ballots 204
Turnout 34,309 62.91
Registered electors 54,536
Majority 9,131 27.02
BN gain from Parti Bersatu Sabah Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Bersatu Sabah Geoffrey Yee Ling Fook 11,595 50.93 + 50.93
Independent Osman Mohamad 5,504 24.18 + 24.18
Independent Bandy Pilo @ Sabandy 3,258 14.31 + 14.31
DAP Samson Chin Chee Tsu 1,253 5.50 - 41.12
Independent Ismail Senang 731 3.21 + 3.21
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohamed Husain 426 1.87 + 1.87
Total valid votes 22,767 100.00
Total rejected ballots 126
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,893 60.43
Registered electors 37,883
Majority 6,091 26.75
Parti Bersatu Sabah gain from DAP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Samson Chin Chee Tsu 8,277 46.62
BN Liew Chin Jin @ Christina Hadikusumo 4,814 27.12
Independent Abdul Ghapur Salleh 4,663 26.26
Total valid votes 17,754 100.00
Total rejected ballots 169
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 17,923 63.12
Registered electors 28,395
Majority 3,463 19.50
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Yau Fah @ Paul 10,525 56.27
Sabah Chinese Consolidated Party Steven Chan Tze Hung 7,592 40.59
Independent Ismail Mohamed Said 426 2.28
Independent Ibrahim Kamaruddin 161 0.86
Total valid votes 18,704 100.00
Total rejected ballots 243
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 18,947 66.76
Registered electors 28,381
Majority 2,933
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Hiew Nyuk Ying 7,889 54.82
DAP Liew Kong Khai 2,800 19.46
Independent Ibrahim Kamaruddin 2,773 19.27
Sabah Chinese Association Hiew Kim Siong 929 6.46
Total valid votes 14,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 20,978
Majority 5,089
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Alex Pang Sui Chee won uncontested.
BN Alex Pang Sui Chee
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 13,735
Majority
BN gain from Sabah Chinese Association Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Sabah Chinese Association Yeh Pao Tzu
Independent Stephen Chan Tze Hung
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 9,798
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Roll for the 14th Malaysian General Election Updated as of 10 April 2018" (PDF) (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. 10 April 2018. p. 43. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  2. ^ "14th General Election Malaysia (GE14 / PRU14) - Results Overview". election.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Sabah [P.U. (B) 460/2019]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  5. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-19.