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Kota Star Selatan (federal constituency)

Kota Bharu
Kedah constituency
Defunct federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Constituency created1958
Constituency abolished1974
First contested1959
Last contested1969

Kota Star Selatan was a federal constituency in Kedah, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1959 to 1974.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and was mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.


It was abolished in 1974 when it was redistributed.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Kota Star Selatan
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959-1963 Wan Sulaiman Wan Tam Alliance
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963-1964 Wan Sulaiman Wan Tam Alliance
2nd 1964-1969 Mahathir Mohamad
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[1][2]
3rd 1971-1973 Yusof Rawa PMIP
1973-1974 BN
Constituency abolished

Election results

Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PMIP Yusof Abdullah 13,021 51.97
Alliance Mahathir Mohamad 12,032 48.03
Total valid votes 25,053 100.00
Total rejected ballots 627
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,680 80.26
Registered electors 31,995
Majority 989
PMIP gain from Alliance Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Mahathir Mohamad 12,406 60.22
PMIP Mohd Sha'ari Abdul Shukor 8,196 39.78
Total valid votes 20,602 100.00
Total rejected ballots 838
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 21,440 82.79
Registered electors 25,898
Majority 4,210
Alliance hold Swing
Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Wan Sulaiman Wan Tam 8,369 51.68
PMIP Othman Yunus 7,824 48.32
Total valid votes 16,193 100.00
Total rejected ballots 185
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 16,378 77.74
Registered electors 21,069
Majority 545
This was a new constituency created.


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