INTERACTIVE: Interesting facts on Malaysia’s parliamentary seats

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Nov 2022

Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Rashid Hasnon chairing the second meeting of the third session of the 14th Parliament - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star (13/7/2020)

PETALING JAYA: In the fight for the country's 222 parliamentary constituencies at the coming general election, each seat is of equal importance.

Each constituency is, however, different in many ways, from demographics to the economic and social conditions of their populations.

Here's some facts about Malaysia's electoral seats, based on figures by the Statistics Department.

One size does not fit all

In terms of land area, Malaysia’s biggest parliament seat is Sarawak’s Hulu Rajang at 34,080 sq km.

The smallest is Tanjong in Penang, which is 6 sq km.

Here’s how all the constituencies stack up against each other:

Racial composition and distribution of seats by party

The following shows the distribution of bumiputra majority, Chinese majority and mixed seats, based on parliament population data from the Statistics Department.

Mixed seats are those where no single ethnic group make up 50% or more of the population in a particular constituency.

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