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Damansara (P106)
Selangor constituency
DUN Selangor 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1958
Constituency abolished1974
Constituency re-created2018
First contested1959
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]239,103
Area (km²)[2]65

Damansara is a federal constituency in Petaling District and Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1959 to 1974 and from 2018 to present.

The federal constituency was created in the 2018 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system. The seat having record with largest majority won in Malaysia electoral history in 2018 by Tony Pua and 2022 by Gobind Singh Deo.[3]

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Petaling District

Petaling District

The Petaling District is a district located in the heart of Selangor in Malaysia. Petaling is not to be confused with the city of Petaling Jaya located in it, nor the mukim of Petaling under Petaling Jaya City. The district office is located in Subang.

Gombak District

Gombak District

The Gombak District is an administrative district located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang. Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands to the east. Both Gombak and Kuala Lumpur, along with some other districts in Selangor, are situated within the Klang Valley. Other localities that are situated in Gombak district include Batu Arang, Kuang, Rawang, Kundang, Gombak Town, Selayang, Batu Caves and Hulu Kelang.

Selangor

Selangor

Selangor, also known by its Arabic honorific Darul Ehsan, or "Abode of Sincerity", is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west. Selangor surrounds the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, both of which were previously part of it.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital, largest city and the seat of the legislative branch of the federal government. The nearby planned capital of Putrajaya is the administrative capital, which represents the seat of both the executive branch and the judicial branch of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 45th-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to numerous endemic species.

Dewan Rakyat

Dewan Rakyat

The Dewan Rakyat is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament, the federal legislature of Malaysia. The chamber and its powers are established by Article 44 of the Constitution of Malaysia. The Dewan Rakyat sits in the Houses of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, along with the Dewan Negara, the upper house.

2018 Malaysian general election

2018 Malaysian general election

The 2018 Malaysian General Election, formally known as the 14th Malaysian General Election, was held on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, for members of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia. At stake were all 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat and 505 seats in 12 out of the 13 state legislative assemblies of Malaysia. The 13th Parliament of Malaysia was dissolved by Prime Minister Najib Razak on 7 April 2018. It would have been automatically dissolved on 24 June 2018, five years after the first meeting of the first session of the 13th Parliament of Malaysia on 24 June 2013.

Tony Pua

Tony Pua

Tony Pua Kiam Wee is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Damansara from May 2018 to November 2022, for Petaling Jaya Utara from March 2008 to May 2018 and Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance from May 2018 to February 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of presently the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and formerly Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalitions. He has also served as Policy Advisor to the Secretary-General of DAP since May 2022.

2022 Malaysian general election

2022 Malaysian general election

The 2022 Malaysian general election, formally the 15th Malaysian general election (GE15), was held on Saturday, 19 November 2022, to elect the 222 members of the Dewan Rakyat in the 15th Parliament of Malaysia.

Gobind Singh Deo

Gobind Singh Deo

Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh is a Malaysian politician and lawyer who served as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Puchong from March 2008 to November 2022. He is a member and Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH opposition coalition. Dubbed the "little lion of Puchong", He is the son of the former DAP leader Karpal Singh, who was known as the "Tiger of Jelutong". His brothers, Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, are also DAP leaders. He created a history by becoming the first federal minister from the Sikh community.

Demographics

https://live.chinapress.com.my/ge15/parliament/Selangor

Ethnic breakdown of Damansara's electorate as of 2022

  Chinese (66.05%)
  Malay (20.75%)
  Indian (9.94%)
  Other ethnicities (3.26%)

History

It was abolished in 1974 when it was redistributed but re-created in 2018 redelineation exercise.

Polling districts

According to the federal gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Damansara constituency is divided into 57 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Kampung Tunku (N35) Seksyen 21 Timur 106/35/01 SMK (P) Sri Aman
Seksyen 20 Utara 106/35/02 SMK (P) Sri Aman
Seksyen 20 Selatan 106/35/03 SMK (P) Sri Aman
Seksyen 22 106/35/04 SMK (P) Sri Aman
Kampung Tunku Utara 106/35/05 SK Kampung Tunku
Kampung Tunku Selatan 106/35/06 SK Kampung Tunku
SS 3 Utara 106/35/07 SMK Sri Permata
SS 3 Barat 106/35/08 SMK Sri Permata
SS 3 Timur 106/35/09 Dewan Seberguna SS 3/14 Petaling Jaya
Sungai Way Utara 106/35/10 SJK (C) Sungai Way
Sungai Way Tengah Dua 106/35/11 SJK (C) Sungai Way
Sungai Way Tengah Satu 106/35/12 SJK (C) Sungai Way
Sungai Way Selatan Dua 106/36/13 SJK (C) Sungai Way
Sungai Way Selatan Satu 106/35/14 SJK (C) Sungai Way
SS 2 Utara 106/35/15 SK Taman Sea
SS 2 Tengah 106/35/16 SJK (C) Puay Chai
SS 2 Selatan 106/35/17 SMK Taman S.E.A
Seksyen 21 Barat 106/35/18 SMK Taman S.E.A
Bandar Utama (N36) SS 21 Utara 106/36/01 SK Damansara Utama
SS 20 106/36/02 SMK Damansara Utama
Damansara Jaya Utara 106/36/03 SMK Damansara Jaya
SS 23 106/36/04 SK Taman Megah
SS 24 106/36/05 SK Taman Megah
SS 26 106/36/06 SJK (C) Yuk Chai
Kampung Chempaka 106/36/07 SMK Tropicana Petaling Jaya
SS 25 106/36/08 SK Taman Megah
SS 4 106/36/09 SMK Kelana Jaya SS4
SS 21 Selatan 106/36/10 Dewan Seberguna MBPJ SS 21/12
Damansara Jaya Selatan 106/36/11
  • SK Damansara Jaya (1)
  • SK Damansara Jaya (2)
Bandar Utama BU 1 & BU 2 106/36/12 SMK Bandar Utama
Sungai Kayu Ara Utara 106/36/13 SRA Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara
Bandar Utama BU 3 - BU 10 106/36/14 SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3)
Bandar Utama BU 11 - BU 12 106/36/15 SJK (T) Effingham Bandar Utama
Sungai Kayu Ara Selatan 106/36/16 SK Bandar Utama Damansara
Kayu Ara Indah 106/36/17 SK Bandar Utama Damansara (2)
Sunway Damansara PJU 3 106/36/18 SJK (C) Damansara
Bukit Lanjan(N37) Desa Jaya Jalan 1 - Jalan 19 106/37/01 SJK (C) Desa Jaya
Sri Damansara Jalan SD 1 - Jalan SD 5 106/37/02 SK Bandar Baru Sri Damansara
Sri Damansara Jalan SD 7 - Jalan SD 9 106/37/03 SK Bandar Sri Damanaara 3
Bukit Lanjan 106/37/04 SK Bukit Lanjan (Asli) Bandar Damansara Perdana
Desa Jaya Jalan 20 - Jalan 38 106/37/05 SJK (C) Desa Jaya
Desa Jaya Jalan 39 - Jalan 56 106/37/06 SJK (C) Desa Jaya
Damansara Damai PJU 10 106/37/07 SMK Damansara Damai 1
Sri Damasara Jalan SD 10 106/37/08 SMK Bandar Sri Damansara (2)
Sri Damansara Jalan SD 12 106/37/09 SK Bandar Sri Damansara (2)
Saujana Damansara PJU 10 106/37/10 SK Damansara Damai 1
Taman Ehsan Jalan 5 106/37/11 SK Taman Ehsan
Taman Ehsan Jalan 2 106/37/12 SMK Taman Ehsan
Desa Aman Puri 106/37/13 SK Desa Amanpuri
Taman Ehsan Jalan 4 106/37/14 SRA Taman Ehsan Kepong
Sungai Buloh 106/37/15 SJK (T) Saraswathy
Selayang Utama 106/37/16 SK Selayang Utama
Kepong Utama 106/37/17 SK Kepong, FRIM
Selayang Jaya 106/37/18 SK Selayang Jaya
Taman Daya 106/37/19 SMK Kepong
Taman Indah Perdana 106/37/20 Ruang Masyarakat Tingkat Bawah Rumah Pangsa Blok E Taman Indah Perdana
Taman Bidara 106/37/21 Dewan Seberguna Taman Bidara

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Damansara
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Selangor Tengah in the state of Selangor
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959-1963 Karam Singh Veriah (ਕਰਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਵੇਰਿਆ) Socialist
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963-1964 Karam Singh Veriah (ਕਰਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਵੇਰਿਆ) Socialist
2nd 1964-1969 Michael Chen Wing Sum (曾永森) Alliance (MCA)
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[5][6]
3rd 1971-1974 Hor Cheok Foon (何卓欢) DAP
Constituency abolished, split into Petaling, Shah Alam and Sungei Besi
Constituency re-created from Petaling Jaya Utara and Subang
14th 2018–2022 Tony Pua Kiam Wee (潘俭伟) PH (DAP)
15th 2022-present Gobind Singh Deo (ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਓ)

State constituency

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Damansara Bandar Utama
Bukit Lanjan
Bukit Raja
Kampung Tunku
Serdang

Current state assembly members

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N35 Kampung Tunku Lim Yi Wei PH (DAP)
N36 Bandar Utama Jamaliah Jamaluddin
N37 Bukit Lanjan Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping PH (PKR)

Local governments

No. State Constituency Local Government
N35 Kampung Tunku Petaling Jaya City Council
N36 Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya City Council
N37 Bukit Lanjan
  • Petaling Jaya City Council
  • Selayang Municipal Council

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Malayan Peoples' Socialist Front

Malayan Peoples' Socialist Front

The Malayan Peoples' Socialist Front or better known as Socialist Front (SF) was a left-wing coalition of Malaysian socialist parties. It was among the longest-standing opposition coalitions in Malaysian general election history. The coalition was formed by Partai Rakyat (PRM) and the Labour Party of Malaya on Hari Merdeka in 1957. In 1964, National Convention Party (NCP) joined the coalition. PRM left the coalition in 1965 and NCP soon become inactive. The Labour Party, the only remaining party in SF, abandoned it on 10 January 1966 and reverted to its own banner.

Alliance Party (Malaysia)

Alliance Party (Malaysia)

The Alliance Party was a political coalition in Malaysia. The Alliance Party, whose membership comprised United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), was formally registered as a political organisation on 30 October 1957. It was the ruling coalition of Malaya from 1957 to 1963, and Malaysia from 1963 to 1973. The coalition became the Barisan Nasional in 1973.

Malaysian Chinese Association

Malaysian Chinese Association

The Malaysian Chinese Association is a uni-racial political party in Malaysia that seeks to represent the Malaysian Chinese ethnicity; it was one of the three original major component parties of the coalition party in Malaysia called the Alliance Party, which later became a broader coalition called Barisan Nasional in Malay, or National Front in English.

Petaling (federal constituency)

Petaling (federal constituency)

Petaling was a federal constituency in Selangor, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1974 to 1986.

Shah Alam (federal constituency)

Shah Alam (federal constituency)

Shah Alam is a federal constituency in Petaling District and Klang District, Selangor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

Sungai Besi (federal constituency)

Sungai Besi (federal constituency)

Sungai Besi was a federal constituency in the Federal Territories, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1974 to 1995.

Petaling Jaya Utara (federal constituency)

Petaling Jaya Utara (federal constituency)

Petaling Jaya Utara was a federal constituency in Selangor, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1995 to 2018.

Subang (federal constituency)

Subang (federal constituency)

Subang is a federal constituency in Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

Tony Pua

Tony Pua

Tony Pua Kiam Wee is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Damansara from May 2018 to November 2022, for Petaling Jaya Utara from March 2008 to May 2018 and Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance from May 2018 to February 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of presently the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and formerly Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalitions. He has also served as Policy Advisor to the Secretary-General of DAP since May 2022.

Pakatan Harapan

Pakatan Harapan

The Alliance of Hope is a Malaysian political coalition consisting of centre-left political parties which was formed in 2015 to succeed the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. It has been the ruling coalition since November 2022 after it formed the coalition government with other political coalitions and parties as a result of the 2022 Malaysian general election, and after it won the 2018 Malaysian general election to February 2020 when it lost power as a result of the 2020 Malaysian political crisis at the federal level for 22 months. The coalition deposed the Barisan Nasional coalition government during the 2018 election, ending its 60-year-long reign since independence.

Kampung Tunku (state constituency)

Kampung Tunku (state constituency)

Kampung Tunku is a state constituency in Selangor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly since 1995.

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Gobind Singh Deo 142,875 81.67 -7.33
PN Lim Si Ching 18,256 10.44 +10.44
BN Tan Gim Tuan 13,806 7.89 -2.84
Total valid votes 174,937 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 176,625 73.90
Registered electors 239,103
Majority 124,619
PH hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Tony Pua Kiam Wee 121,283 89.00 +7.16
BN Ryan Ho Kwok Xheng 14,380 10.55 -7.61
Parti Rakyat Malaysia Dato' Wong Mun Kheong 617 0.45 +0.45
Total valid votes 136,280 100.00
Total rejected ballots 867
Unreturned ballots 492
Turnout 137,639 83.76
Registered electors 164,322
Majority 106,903 78.44
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Selangor [P.U. (B) 239/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-07-19. 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 Selangor [P.U. (B) 313/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-07-19. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Damansara parliamentary seat records biggest majority - Nation". The Star Online. 10 May 2018.
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Hor Cheok Foon 15,567 56.29
Alliance Michael Chen Wing Sum 12,089 43.71
Total valid votes 27,656 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,002
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,658 69.34
Registered electors 41,331
Majority 3,478
DAP gain from Alliance Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Michael Chen Wing Sum 9,148 43.68
Socialist Front Tan Kai Hee 8,602 41.08
PAP Lam Khuan Kit 3,191 15.24
Total valid votes 20,941 100.00
Total rejected ballots 856
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 21,797 72.52
Registered electors 30,056
Majority 546
Alliance gain from Socialist Front Swing ?


Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Socialist Front Karam Singh Veriah 9,026 61.49
Alliance Lee Eng Teh 5,653 38.51
Total valid votes 14,679 100.00
Total rejected ballots 192
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 14,871 75.40
Registered electors 19,722
Majority 3,373
This was a new constituency created.

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Pakatan Harapan

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The Alliance of Hope is a Malaysian political coalition consisting of centre-left political parties which was formed in 2015 to succeed the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. It has been the ruling coalition since November 2022 after it formed the coalition government with other political coalitions and parties as a result of the 2022 Malaysian general election, and after it won the 2018 Malaysian general election to February 2020 when it lost power as a result of the 2020 Malaysian political crisis at the federal level for 22 months. The coalition deposed the Barisan Nasional coalition government during the 2018 election, ending its 60-year-long reign since independence.

Gobind Singh Deo

Gobind Singh Deo

Gobind Singh Deo s/o Karpal Singh is a Malaysian politician and lawyer who served as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Puchong from March 2008 to November 2022. He is a member and Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the PH opposition coalition. Dubbed the "little lion of Puchong", He is the son of the former DAP leader Karpal Singh, who was known as the "Tiger of Jelutong". His brothers, Ramkarpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Deo, are also DAP leaders. He created a history by becoming the first federal minister from the Sikh community.

Perikatan Nasional

Perikatan Nasional

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Barisan Nasional

Barisan Nasional

The National Front is a political coalition of Malaysia that was founded in 1973 as a coalition of right-wing political parties. It is also the third largest political coalition with 30 seats in the Dewan Rakyat after coalition Pakatan Harapan with 82 seats and the coalition Perikatan Nasional with 73 seats.

Swing (politics)

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Tony Pua

Tony Pua

Tony Pua Kiam Wee is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Damansara from May 2018 to November 2022, for Petaling Jaya Utara from March 2008 to May 2018 and Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance from May 2018 to February 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of presently the Pakatan Harapan (PH) and formerly Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalitions. He has also served as Policy Advisor to the Secretary-General of DAP since May 2022.

Parti Rakyat Malaysia

Parti Rakyat Malaysia

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Democratic Action Party

Democratic Action Party

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Alliance Party (Malaysia)

Alliance Party (Malaysia)

The Alliance Party was a political coalition in Malaysia. The Alliance Party, whose membership comprised United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), was formally registered as a political organisation on 30 October 1957. It was the ruling coalition of Malaya from 1957 to 1963, and Malaysia from 1963 to 1973. The coalition became the Barisan Nasional in 1973.

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