MIRI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak chairman Baru Bian recently confirmed that he would contest in the Limbang parliamentary seat.
The seat is currently held by Barisan Nasional (BN) through Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s (PBB’s) Hasbi Habibollah.
Baru claimed to have covered over 80 per cent of the Iban, Lun Bawang and Bisaya areas in Limbang, as well as 50 per cent of the Malay areas.
He said his campaign strategy would be to focus on land issues.
“Land issues are the top priority to be tackled in the polls as the people on the ground are complaining,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.
Baru said he would also focus on infrastructure and facilities in Mendamit and Ba Kelalan, which he said the public have
highlighted to him.
“I expect to see a straight fight for the Limbang seat as it will be a good platform for the people to highlight their unsolved problems,” said Baru, who is Ba Kelalan assemblyman.
Meanwhile, he said PKR would support veteran dentist Dr Bob Baru from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) who is set to stand
in the Lawas parliamentary seat.
“With the condition that DAP will field him, and then PKR will support his candidacy,” he added.