Hornbill Unleashed

April 24, 2018

Sarawak DAP chief to contest in Stampin instead of Bandar Kuching

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:54 AM

Chong first won Bandar Kuching in the 2004 general election and retained it in the last election. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie
Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen announced today that he will contest in Stampin during the 14th general election (GE14), instead of defending his safe seat of Bandar Kuching.

His assistant Dr Kelvin Yii, who was last month revealed as the party’s candidate for Stampin, will instead contest in Bandar Kuching.

“It will be a challenge for me to stand in Stampin facing whoever the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) will nominate to stand there,” Chong said when announcing the party’s candidates at a political rally in Batu Kawah, here, tonight.

Among those present at the rally were national DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian and Sarawak Amanah chief Fidzuan Zaidi.

Chong first won Bandar Kuching in the 2004 general election and retained it in the last election.

He is also the state assemblyman for Kota Sentosa, a post he has held since 2006.

Chong replaces Julian Tan Kok Ping, who had decided not to defend his Stampin seat.

State DAP Youth chief Mordi Bimol, as expected, will seek to unseat Barisan Nasional’s Anthony Nogeh after failing to do so in 2013.

Nogeh is the secretary-general for Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and is the caretaker deputy minister of agriculture and agro-based industry.

The state DAP’s Serian branch chief Edward Andrew Luak will again be fielded in Serian, and faces SUPP deputy president Datuk Richard Riot Jaem.

Chong, who is also Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman, also announced Tony Choo, a new face, as DAP’s candidate for Bintulu, whose incumbent is Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.

The party has already named Oscar Ling to stand in Sibu, Alice Lau in Lanang, Wong Bin Biu in Sarikei and Paren Nyawie in Kapit.

Ling, Lau and Wong are all incumbents while Paren stood in Katibas in the 2016 state election, but lost to Datuk Ambrose Blikau of Barisan Nasional.

The DAP will contest nine parliamentary seats, PKR 16, and Amanah six.

Source : The Malay Mail Online




  1. Civil servants had not expected to choose between past master in Tun Mahathir and the ever generous Najib Razak as their future leader. It is a very tough call, as their principles are being questioned severely, as well as their loyalty. The ever non confrontational but comfortable lifestyle has also been severely tested. Civil servants are very aware of the mischiefs of their ministers. They are not exactly blind nor deaf, as mobile applications have made their access to information so easy. Past choices are easy. PKR was untested, and associated with parties they would never dare to go near. But 5 years later much developments, plus Tun Mahathir has made that difference. Many civil servants are not exactly well off, as they too have to bear consequences of increased living costs. But more importantly is the whether they are prepared to listen, and go for an alternative government. Not all will be willing, but those that will are going to make that differences in marginal seats, and that is worrying for BN.

    Comment by Shirly — May 4, 2018 @ 10:23 AM | Reply

    • Hidup Tun Dr Mahathir and honest hard working and literate Malaysian voters fully support Pakatan Harapan under your leadership.UMNO and BN leaders might make fun of you calling names like the 90 year old man hoping to become PM for a 2nd time but our response will be Tun Is anytime more capable in experience and much cleaner and more honest than the Thick Skin MO1 and his crooked band of conniving liars and thieves.

      Comment by Appum — May 4, 2018 @ 2:35 PM | Reply

  2. Dear Voters Please come BACK n come OUT to VOTE, Malaysia need you to SAVE 🇲🇾 TOGETHER 💕💖💖🙏👍🇲🇾💪😊, Vote for Pakatan Harapan 我们全力支持希联 We Fully Support Pakatan Harapan

    Comment by SBY — April 27, 2018 @ 3:25 PM | Reply

  3. Something is stirring in Sabah


    Comment by limpehkong — April 26, 2018 @ 11:34 AM | Reply

  4. BN will suffer heavy defeats and back lash …. people are already on fire … long life Rocket … Kick out BN

    Comment by tigerykarother — April 25, 2018 @ 3:03 PM | Reply

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