GPS components urged to support their Lanang, Sibu candidates
By:Amyra Varkisa
Date:
SBW-chieng-2710-avk-2

SIBU: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) component parties have been urged to give full support to GPS candidates to win back the Sibu and Lanang parliamentary seats in the 15th general election (GE15).

In making the calls, Bukit Assek assemblyman, Joseph Chieng Jin Ek said that regardless of whom, the candidates for Sibu and Lanang must be able to wrest back the seats from the opposition irrespective of which component parties they are from.

“GPS component parties should give support to its selected candidates to win back the Sibu and Lanang parliamentary seats,” he stressed when met by reporters after purchasing the candidacy nomination forms at the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) Office at Wisma Sanyan today.

“I bought a candidate nomination form for the Lanang Parliament in the capacity of being appointed by the SUPP Centre as the chairman of the liaison committee and chief coordinator for the Lanang Parliamentary seat GE15.

“The two SUPP branches of the Lanang Parliament are SUPP Bawang Assan and Bukit Assek and we have established two election offices and are preparing to face the election this time even though the names of the GPS candidates have not yet been officially announced.

“We have an understanding and give strong support to the GPS candidate who will be chosen to win back the Sibu and Lanang parliamentary seats,” he said.

For Sibu, the rumoured potential candidates are Daniel Sng, Tony Hi, and Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh.

Between Sng, Hi, and Ting, the SMC chairman is a favourite in terms of possible candidacy due to his high public profile as the ‘mayor’ figure for Sibu.

Meanwhile, in Lanang, two potential candidates are being rumoured comprising Sarawak Rural District Council deputy chairman Wong Ching Yong and SMC councillor Raymond Tiong.

However, up until now, nobody has any clue who will be the GPS representative for Sibu and Lanang parliamentary seats but Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), and Democratic Action Party (DAP) have announced their candidates for the seat.

DAP is betting on both its incumbents, namely Oscar Ling who will be tasked to defend his seat for Sibu parliamentary seat and Alice Lau for Lanang parliamentary seat.

As PSB and PBK have made a memorandum of understanding (MOU), they have divided Lanang and Sibu seats between them where Priscilla Lau (PBK) is assigned to win Lanang parliamentary seat while Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh is tasked to win the Sibu parliamentary seat.

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