Shah Alam parliamentary constituency, Selangor

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Shah Alam, the capital city of Selangor, the richest state in Malaysia, is Parliamentary Constituency P108. There are 2 state constituencies within its border:

  1. Batu Tiga; and
  2. Kota Anggerik.
 

In 2013, Shah Alam had 99,957 registered voters, comprising: [1]

 

Shah Alam's political landscape underwent a sea change in the 2008 general elections when, for the first time a PAS contender, Khalid Abdul Samad, beat the incumbent, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin, from the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition by a whopping 9,314-vote margin. Khalid's popularity has apparently been on the upswing.

Several sensitive religious incidents had happened in Shah Alam over the 4 years from 2008 to 2012 that may tilt non-Malay voter sentiment in favor of the fledgling Pakatan Rakyat (PR) pact that now runs the state. The most notable was the cow head protests, staged by a group of the city's Section 23 pro-UMNO Malay residents who were disgruntled with the PR government over the relocation of a Hindu temple to the Malay-dominant residential area. The provocative act had sparked widespread outrage and a storm of protests from Hindus and other minority groups that had previously swung to BN. It is likely to rear its head closer to the elections.[2]

Shah Alam parliamentary constituency, Selangor

Year Winner Opponent(s) Turn-out
Party Candidate Votes  % Party Candidate Votes  %
1999 BN (UMNO) Mohd Zin Mohamed 35,851 51.0% PKR Ezam Mohd Nor 34,411 49.0% 76.8%
2004 BN (UMNO) Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin 32,417 63.0% PAS Khalid Abdul Samad 19,007 37.0% 75.4%
2008 PAS Khalid Abdul Samad 33,356 58.1% BN (UMNO) Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin 24,042 41.9% 77.2%
2013 PAS Khalid Abdul Samad 49,009 56.3% BN (UMNO) Zulkifli Noordin 38,070 43.7% 88.2%