Pulai (federal constituency)

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

Pulai (P161)
Johor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2022
Electors (2022)[1]165,313
Area (km²)[2]73

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 Pulai's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Malay (46.8%)
  Chinese (40.3%)
  Indian (11.9%)
  Other ethnicities (0.9%)


Polling districts

According to the gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Pulai constituency has a total of 40 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Perling(N46) Belibis Perling 161/46/01 SK Taman Perling
Sri Jaya 161/46/02 SK Kg Pasir
Kampong Pasir 161/46/03 SA Dato' Omar Yusof Kampung Pasir
Pengkalan Rinting 161/46/04 Dewan Hassan Abdullah
Skudai Kiri 161/46/05 SK Pengkalan Rinting
Sungai Danga 161/46/06 SK Sungai Danga
Taman Sutera 161/46/07 SK Taman Sutera
Bukit Serene 161/46/08 SJK (C) Foon Yew 2
Tarom 161/46/09 SMK Sultan Ismail
Nong Chik 161/46/10 Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar
Tambatan 161/46/11 SK Nong Chik
Gertak Merah 161/46/12 SA Bandar Johor Bahru
Kampong Bahru 161/46/13 SMK Aminuddin Baki
Yahya Awal 161/46/14 SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim
Ngee Heng 161/46/15 SK Ngee Heng
Ayer Molek 161/46/16 SK Ayer Molek
Kampong Pahang 161/46/17 SK St. Joseph
Bandar 161/46/18 SK Infant Jesus Convent
Camar Perling 161/46/19 SA Taman Perling 2
Pekaka Perling 161/46/20 SA Ibnu Khaldun Taman Perling
Rawa Perling 161/46/21
  • SK Taman Peling 3
  • SMK Dato' Usman Awang
Bukit Indah 161/46/22
  • SMK Taman Bukit Indah
  • SJK (T) Ladang Bukit Serampang
Nusa Indah 161/46/23
  • SA Al-Itqan Taman Bukit Indah
  • SK Taman Bukit Indah
Tampoi Indah 161/46/24 SK Taman Tampoi Indah
Simbang Perling 161/46/25 SMK Seri Perling
Uda Bestari 161/46/26 SMK Bandar Uda Utama
Kempas(N47) Kempas 161/47/01 SMK Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat
Permatang 161/47/02 SA Kempas Baru
Lembah Kempas 161/47/03 SK Kempas
Jalan Tampoi 161/47/04 SK Taman Damansara Aliff
Denai 161/47/05 SK Seri Kenanga
Taman Siantan 161/47/06 SK Perumahan Tampoi 2
Taman Johor 161/47/07
  • SMK Sri Rahmat
  • SA Taman Dahlia
Taman Cempaka 161/47/08
  • SA Taman Cempaka
  • SK Taman Cempaka
Taman Dahlia 161/47/09 SK Seri Melati
Taman Kobena 161/47/10 SA Perumahan MARA
Desa Rahmat 161/47/11 SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin
Pekan Tampoi 162/47/12 SJK (C) Tampoi
Bukit Mewah 162/47/13
  • SK Taman Bukit Mewah
  • SA Taman Bukit Mewah
Bukit Kempas 162/47/14
  • SK Taman Bukit Kempas
  • SA Taman Anggerik

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Pulai
Constituency created, renamed from Johore Bahru Barat
4th1974–1978Mohamed Rahmat (محمد رحمة)BN (UMNO)
10th1999–2004Abdul Kadir Annuar (عبدالقادر اننوار)
11th2004–2008Nur Jazlan Mohamed (نور جذلان محمد)
14th2018–2022Salahuddin Ayub (صلاح الدين أيوب‎)PH (AMANAH)

State constituency

Parliamentary constituency State constituency
1954–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Pulai Gelang Patah
Pengkalan Rinting

Current state assembly members

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N46 Perling Liew Chin Tong PH (DAP)
N47 Kempas Ramlee Bohani BN (UMNO)

Local governments

No. State Constituency Local Government
N46 Perling
  • Johor Bahru City Council
  • Iskandar Puteri City Council
N47 Kempas Johor Bahru City Council

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
PHSalahuddin Ayub64,90055.33-8.48
BNNur Jazlan Mohamed31,72627.05-3.47
PNLoh Kah Yong20,67717.63+17.63
Total valid votes 117,303 100.00
Total rejected ballots 763
Unreturned ballots 348
Turnout 118,41470.96
Registered electors 165,313
Majority 33,17428.28
PH hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
PHSalahuddin Ayub55,44763.81+ 63.81
BNNur Jazlan Mohamed26,52330.52- 11.90
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyMohammad Mazri Bin Yahya4,3324.99- 43.10
IndependentYap Keng Tak5910.68+ 0.68
Total valid votes 86,893 100.00
Total rejected ballots 966
Unreturned ballots 257
Turnout 88,11682.92
Registered electors 106,268
Majority 28,92433.29
PH gain from BN 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 %∆%
BNNur Jazlan Mohamed43,75151.91- 16.47
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartySalahuddin Ayub40,52548.09+ 16.47
Total valid votes 84,276 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,487
Unreturned ballots 161
Turnout 85,92485.51
Registered electors 100,490
Majority 3,2263.82
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNNur Jazlan Mohamed38,03668.38- 16.63
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyAbdullah Ideris17,58731.62+ 31.62
Total valid votes 55,623 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,079
Unreturned ballots 161
Turnout 56,86371.42
Registered electors 79,622
Majority 20,44936.76
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNNur Jazlan Mohamed42,40685.01+ 8.59
PKRMd Nasir Ab Wahab7,48014.99- 8.59
Total valid votes 49,886 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,002
Unreturned ballots 60
Turnout 50,94869.55
Registered electors 73,253
Majority 34,92670.02
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNAbdul Kadir Annuar35,52976.42- 6.74
PKRIsmail Awab10,96123.58+ 23.58
Total valid votes 46,490 100.00
Total rejected ballots 930
Unreturned ballots 101
Turnout 47,52165.95
Registered electors 72,056
Majority 24,56852.84
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat36,87183.16+ 20.23
S46Omar Sharif7,46816.84+ 16.84
Total valid votes 44,339 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,378
Unreturned ballots 229
Turnout 45,94667.16
Registered electors 68,412
Majority 29,40366.32
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat29,85562.93- 1.40
Parti Rakyat MalaysiaA. Razak Ahmad17,58337.07+ 1.40
Total valid votes 47,438 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,702
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 49,14076.08
Registered electors 64,589
Majority 12,27225.86
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat21,74364.33
Parti Rakyat MalaysiaGurdial Singh Nijan Sadu Singh12,05635.67
Total valid votes 33,799 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,105
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 34,90470.75
Registered electors 49,333
Majority 9,68728.66
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat33,86177.02
DAPAbdullah Abdul Hamid10,10522.98
Total valid votes 43,966 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,446
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 46,41275.71
Registered electors 61,303
Majority 23,756
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat29,71788.05
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyAbdul Hamid Abdul Rahim4,03411.95
Total valid votes 33,751 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 45,834
Majority 25,683
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %∆%
BNMohamed Rahmat18,83575.79
Parti Rakyat MalaysiaA. Razak Ahmad6,01524.21
Total valid votes 24,850 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,496
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 26,34681.73
Registered electors 32,236
Majority 12,820
This was a new constituency created.


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