Hornbill Unleashed

October 2, 2017

GE14: Opposition front lists 11 candidates for central Sarawak seats

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Image result for George Chen of PKRParti Amanah Negara, Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have formed a united opposition front for the state’s central region, in confirming their candidates for the next parliamentary election.

George Chen of PKR confirmed yesterday that representatives from the three opposition parties had met in the morning to come out with the list of 11 candidates.

However, the opposition front has yet to announce the names of the candidates.

The eleven parliamentary constituencies in Central Sarawak that the candidates of this opposition front will contest in are Sarikei, Tanjung Manis, Igan, Selangau, Hulu Rajang, Kapit, Kanowit, Julau, Sibu, Lanang and Mukah.

Chen said: “From now on, the three parties (Amanah, DAP and PKR) will work together to ensure victory in these constituencies. We have also discussed the several activities that we shall jointly host.”

He said the first activity would be a two-hour forum this Oct 21 at Sibu Friendship Association venue in Brooke Drive, scheduled to commence at 7pm.

Chen said they would discuss several key topics during the forum, including those regarding Malaysia Agreement 1963.

“Among the speakers in the Oct 21 forum will be DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen, PKR Sarawak chairman Baru Bian and his publicity chief Vernon Kedit,” he said.


Source : The Borneo Post Online


 

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4 Comments »

  1. My dear Sarawakians,

    The progress of a country, after indepentance from its colonial masters, depends on the type of politicians runing the country. We see how distinctly different 2 countries progressed, though neighboring one another, having similar state of backwardness at the beginning, similar multi racial populations.

    One, run by politicians whose purpose in politics is to bring change to the people’s lives, and what did they achieved? In one generation the tiny red dot jumped from 3rd or 4th world to one where 90% of citizens lives in homes own by themselves, .where their currency is 3 times that of the neighboring country. The other country? See for yourself.

    Comment by limpehkong — October 2, 2017 @ 3:45 PM | Reply

    • UMNO have been the prominent party in the coalition for over 60 years and most ministers and decision makers, top civil servants in fact 95% of the civil servants and ministers are Malays.

      Why then Umno insists that the Malays still need looking after? Still need protection ? The question is what have Umno been doing for the Malays for the last 60 years?? If at all the Malay race needs protection, it is protection against UMNO politicians who betrayed them big time.

      Comment by Hattan — October 2, 2017 @ 4:41 PM | Reply

    • Only Abdul Rahman Yacub, Abdul Taib Mahmud, Adenan Satem and all the BN ministers during their reign were filthy rich but not Sarawakians. More than 65% of Sarawakians do not earn more than RM 2000 a month.

      Comment by Richard Lee — October 5, 2017 @ 7:34 PM | Reply

  2. Pakatan Harapan election machinery should be in full swing in the central and northern regions.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — October 2, 2017 @ 1:38 PM | Reply


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