Thursday, October 22

Sarawak Workers Party to field young candidates in polls – Larry

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KUCHING: Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) will field young candidates below 40 years old in the pending general election.

“The people will be expecting many young candidates from SWP, youth that are below 40 years old.

“It (the candidacy) will be a big representation of youth,” said SWP president Larry Sng.

The 32-year-old Sng said the party’s candidacy would depend on the choice of the people and the party’s decision.

“At the moment, we have short listed two candidates for each constituency. But we have a general idea of who are going to be the candidates.

“At the end of the day, we would like to choose the ones who are more susceptible to the people. After all, we intend to win and not to lose,” said Sng to The Borneo Post here yesterday.

He said the party, though new, was all set and prepared to win “a few seats” in the coming election with short listed candidates and a campaign manifesto.

The former Pelagus assemblyman stressed that the attempt would not be a water testing effort but rather an all-out endeavour to win some seats.

“Every election is important. Every seat we fight, we fight to win. This is the position we are taking and we are very serious about representing the people,” said Sng.

Sng based his confidence on the assessment on the ground.

“People want change and they will change in favour of SWP,” said Sng.

As most of the candidates would be young, he said social media would be one of the ways for them to reach out to the
people especially the young voters.