Pontian (federal constituency)

Pontian is a federal constituency in Pontian District, Johor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

Pontian (P164)
Johor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2022
Electors (2022)[1]75,212
Area (km²)[2]444

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.


Ethnic breakdown of Pontian's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Malay (70.7%)
  Chinese (28.1%)
  Indian (1%)
  Other ethnicities (0.2%)


Polling districts

According to the gazette issued on31 October 2022, the Pontian constituency has a total of 36 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Benut(N53) Lubok Sipat 164/53/01 SK Seri Bahagia
Permatang Sepam 164/53/02 SK Seri Jaya
Parit Betak 164/53/03 SMK Parit Betak
Permatang Duku 164/53/04 SK Seri Setia
Parit Mansor 164/53/05 SK Parit Markom
Parit Ismail 164/53/06 SK Seri Kembar
Sri Jawa 164/53/07 SK Seri Al Ulum
Parit Satu 164/53/08 SK Seri Anom
Sanglang 164/53/09 SK Sanglang
Simpang Jawa 164/53/10 SJK (C) Lok Yu 1
Benut 164/53/11 SMK Sri Tanjung
Bandar Benut Utara 164/53/12 SMK Benut
Bandar Benut Selatan 164/53/13 SA Bandar Benut
Parit Abdul Rahman 164/53/14 SMA (Arab) Bugisiah
Tampok 164/53/15 SK Seri Sinaran
Pulai Sebatang(N54) Kampong Parit Kahar 164/54/01 SK Seri Sekawan Desa
Parit Keroma 164/54/02 SJK (C) Lee Ming
Ayer Baloi 164/54/03 SK Ayer Baloi
Bandar Ayer Baloi Selatan 164/54/04 SMK Ayer Baloi
Bandar Ayer Baloi Utara 164/54/05 SJK (C) Chi Chih
Parit Panjang 164/54/06 SK Jaya Mulia
Kampong Parit Haji Karim 164/54/07 SK Seri Pulai
Parit Sikom 164/54/08 SJK (C) Nan Mah
Kampong Jawa 164/54/09 SK Kampong Jawa
Pulai Sebatang 164/54/10 SK Pulai Sebatang
Api-Api 164/54/11 SK Api-Api
Sungai Trus 164/54/12 SK Kayu Ara Pasong
Pontian Besar Kiri 164/54/13 SMK Kayu Ara Pasong
Jalan Alsagoff 164/54/14 SMK Sri Perhentian
Pantai Bandar Pontian 164/54/15 SK Tengku Mahmood Iskansar (1)
Pegawai 164/54/16 SK Bandar Pontian
Jalan Taib 164/54/17 SJK (C) Pei Chun (1)
Bakek 164/54/18 SK Tengku Mahmood Iskandar (2)
Parit Semerah 164/54/19 SA Parit Semerah
Parit Mesjid 164/54/20 SA Bandar Pontian
Parit Mesjid Darat 164/54/21 SMK Dato' Ali Haji Ahmad

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Pontian
Constituency created from Pontian Selantan and Pontian Utara
4th1974–1977Ali Ahmad (علي احمد)BN (UMNO)
1978Ikhwan Nasir (إخوان ناصر)
6th1982–1986Mokhtaram Rabidin (مختارعام ربيدين)
7th1986–1990Law Lai Heng (吴来兴) BN (MCA)
8th1990–1995Ong Ka Ting (黄家定)
11th2004–2008Hasni Mohammad (حسني محمد‎) BN (UMNO)
12th2008–2013Ahmad Maslan (أحمد مصلان‎)

State constituency

Parliamentary constituency State constituency
1954–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Pontian Benut Benut
Pulai Sebatang

Current state assembly members

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N53 Benut Hasni Mohammad BN (UMNO)
N54 Pulai Sebatang Hasrunizah Hassan

Local governments

No. State Constituency Local Government
N53 Benut Pontian Municipal Council
N54 Pulai Sebatang Pontian Municipal Council

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNAhmad Maslan23,20140.81-5.40
PNIsa Ab Hamid17,44830.68+30.68
PHSyazwan Zdainal Abdin15,90127.97-16.42
Homeland Fighters' PartyJamaluddin Mohamad3060.54+0.54
Total valid votes 56,851 100.00
Total rejected ballots 620
Unreturned ballots 410
Turnout 57,88175.59
Registered electors 75,212
Majority 5,758
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNAhmad Maslan21,13246.21- 20.18
PHKarmaine Sardini20,29944.39+ 44.39
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyBaharom Mohamad4,2959.40+ 9.40
Total valid votes 45,726 100.00
Total rejected ballots 738
Unreturned ballots 219
Turnout 46,68386.30
Registered electors 55,570
Majority 8331.82
BN hold Swing

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Johore [P.U. (B) 244/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2019. 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 Johore [P.U. (B) 318/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNAhmad Maslan27,80466.39- 6.32
PKRHaniff @ Ghazali Hosman14,07733.61+ 6.32
Total valid votes 41,881 100.00
Total rejected ballots 871
Unreturned ballots 79
Turnout 42,83186.30
Registered electors 49,633
Majority 13,72732.78
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNAhmad Maslan23,12172.71- 10.17
PKRMohd Annuar Mohd Salleh8,67727.29+ 10.17
Total valid votes 31,798 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,008
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,80675.83
Registered electors 43,264
Majority 14,44445.42
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNHasni Mohammad26,66782.88+ 0.67
PKRHassan Abdul Karim5,50917.12- 0.67
Total valid votes 32,176 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,167
Unreturned ballots 117
Turnout 33,46075.40
Registered electors 44,376
Majority 21,15865.76
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNOng Ka Ting38,16982.21- 5.79
PKRDiong Chi Tzuoh8,25917.79+ 17.79
Total valid votes 46,428 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,572
Unreturned ballots 55
Turnout 48,05574.43
Registered electors 64,564
Majority 29,91064.42
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNOng Ka Ting37,23088.00+ 26.07
S46Saleh @ Daud Hassan5,07912.00+ 12.00
Total valid votes 42,309 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,265
Unreturned ballots 198
Turnout 44,77274.07
Registered electors 60,445
Majority 32,15176.00
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNOng Ka Ting24,36261.93+ 6.17
DAPGan Peck Cheng14,97838.07+ 9.11
Total valid votes 39,340 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,297
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,63775.06
Registered electors 55,471
Majority 9,38423.86
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNLaw Lai Heng @ Go Lai Heng20,77255.76
DAPChong Kee Kiam10,78728.96
IndependentAbd Nasir Shain5,09813.69
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyMohd Jufri Tahir4431.19
SDPChuah Ah Hock1500.40
Total valid votes 37,250 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,738
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 38,98874.68
Registered electors 52,207
Majority 9,98526.80
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
On the nomination day, Mokhtaram Rabidin won uncontested.
BNMokhtaram Rabidin
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 49,909
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNIkhwan Nasir28,86789.80
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyHussein Besar3,27910.20
Total valid votes 32,146 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 41,615
Majority 25,588
BN hold Swing

Malaysian general by-election, 28 January 1978
Upon the death of incumbent, Ali Ahmad
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNIkhwan Nasir21,81181.15
Parti Rakyat MalaysiaOsman Sapian3,03211.28
IndependentYeow Lin Thiam2,0367.57
Total valid votes 26,879 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,413
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,292
Registered electors
Majority 18,77969.87
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
On the nomination day, Ali Ahmad won uncontested.
BNAli Ahmad
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 33,156
This was a new constituency created.


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