KUCHING: Batang Sadong incumbent Nancy Shukri is set to defend her seat for BN in a two-way contest with PAS candidate Dr Mohamad Jolhi yesterday.
Nancy reached the nomination centre around 8.40am accompanied by a crowd of 1,000 supporters.
She submitted her nomination paper followed by Mohamad Jolhi who came about 10 minutes later.
Simunjan assemblyman Datuk Naroden Majais was the proposer for Nancy while Datuk Wahab Suhaili her seconder.
Mohamad Jolhi was proposed by Yusof Babin while Adam Ahid was his seconder.
Returning officer Zainul Abidin Hussain received Nancy’s nomination papers at 9.01am while Mohamad’s nomination paper was received at 9.22am.
Contesting for her second term in Batang Sadong, Nancy who took over the seat in 2008 from Tan Sri Adenan Satem is among four women PBB contesting candidates apart from Datuk Rohani Karim contesting in Batang Lupar, Rubiah Wang in Kota Samarahan and Norah Tun Abdul Rahman in Tanjung Manis.
Mohamad Jolhi on the other hand is not a new opposition face in the state, having contested under the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket in the 2008 General Election in Petra Jaya and the 2006 state election in Satok.
His previous career saw him serving the National Registration Department besides being a teacher and lecturer for the Homeopathy Medical Academy Malaysia.