Tuesday, July 27

LIVE UPDATES: Sarawak State Elections nomination day

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Today is nomination day for Sarawak’s 11th state election which will see 82 seats being contested, and at least six political parties and 13 Direct BN candidates joining the fray.

Nomination centres will be open from 9am to 10am and will be sites of colour and energy as aspiring candidates come accompanied by their proposers and seconders as well as their supporters.

We will be updating our candidate’s list here: Candidates List Sarawak State Election 2016


Retaliation in an election

KUCHING: With PKR allowing its proposed candidates to contest in the five overlapping constituencies and DAP fielding its candidates in Batu Kitang, the state will see the beginning of a battle between allies within a state election.

Yesterday, DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen issued an ultimatum to its ally PKR to honour the agreement on seat allocations reached by national leaders of both parties, or the DAP may contest Batu Kitang.

PKR vice president Tian Chua issued a late press statement pointing out Chong’s attack on PKR does not reflect the true spirit of a coalition partnership.

“Our door is always open for discussion with our allies like DAP. Hence, DAP should continue to negotiate with PKR Sarawak leadership, who has been given the autonomy to finalise the seats to be contested. There’s still time for reconciliation,” Tian Chua said.

It seems that both parties have made up their mind, with the last minute switch of DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa to Batu Kitang in retaliation for the overlapping seats.

DAP fielded another candidate, Leslie Ting Xiang Zhi to replace Aziz in Stakan. DAP has been emphasising that they have “let go” of Batu Kitang, leaving it to PKR, and the party should reciprocate by letting their candidates contest in the overlapping seats.

In Mulu, two Pauls from both parties have submitted their nomination forms. PKR candidate is Paul Baya while DAP fielded Paul Raja. Mulu is one of the five overlapping seats of the two parties.

BN, SUPP, UPP, Teras and SPDP are also seen as fielding independent candidates in constituencies traditionally theirs which have been filled with direct BN candidates.

In Batu Kawah, former UPP branch chairman Liu Thian Leong is standing as an independent against SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian. In Dudong, Benny Lee (formerly of SUPP) joined the fight as an independent against Datuk Tiong Thai King (BN Direct).

With all nominations done, it is finally time for the voters to decide.


 

4.25pm

DEBAK: It will be a straight fight in Saribas between BN candidate Mohd Razi Sitam and PKR’s Yakub Daud.


3.37pm

JEMORENG: Jemoreng will see a three-cornered fight between BN-PBB candidate Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya, Kiprawi Suhaili from Parti Amanah Negara and Independent candidate Abdullah Saminan.


3.35pm

TARAT: It will be a straight fight in Tarat as Datuk Roland Sagah (BN) takes on Musa Ngog (PKR).


3.30pm

MAMBONG: Datuk Dr Jerip Susil (BN), Sanjan Daik (DAP) and Willie Mongin (PKR) are up against one another in the constituency of Mambong.


 

2.45pm

BETONG: PBB senior vice-president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, contesting in the state election for the first time, will lock horns in a straight fight with PKR’s Noel Changgai Bucking in Bukit Saban.

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities is replacing previous incumbent Robert Lawson Chuat, who was a two-term Bukit Saban assemblyman.


 

2.10pm

LUNDU: BN direct candidate Ranum Mina will have to fend off three other challengers for the Opar seat this coming state election.

The four-corner fight will see PKR’s Francis Teron Kadap Noyet, PBDS Baru’s Patrick Anek Uren, and former SUPP man Niponi Undek enter the ring as an independent candidate.


 

EBEDU: Social Development and Communication Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong will face off with former education officer Alex Saben in a straight fight for the Tebedu seat.

Social Development and Communication Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong will face off with former education officer Alex Saben in a straight fight for the Tebedu seat.


 

Candidates in Opar. From left: Francis Teron Kadap (PKR), Ranum Mina (BN), and Niponi Undek (independent). Not present at the announcement was Patrick Anek Uren (PBDS Baru).

The candidates in Opar are (from left) Francis Teron Kadap (PKR), Ranum Mina (BN), and Niponi Undek (Independent). Not present at the announcement was Patrick Anek Uren (PBDS Baru).


 

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The candidates contesting in Batu Kawah are (from right) Independent candidate Liu Thian Leong, Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian (SUPP) and Christina Chew (DAP).


 

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In Dalat, PBB candidate Datuk Fatimah Abdullah (second right) and PKR’s Sim Eng Hua will face each other in a straight fight.


 

1.10pm

MIRI: Barisan National (BN) candidate Ripin Lamat is facing candidates from Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in Lambir.

The three cornered fight is between Ripin, PAS Sarawak youth chief, Mohammad Arifiriazul Paijo and PKR Sibuti Chief, Mohdar Ismail.


 

12.50pm

PAKAN: It will be a three-cornered fight between Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom (BN), Rinda Juliza Alexander (DAP) and Independent candidate Dr Jawie Jingot in the constituency of Pakan.


 

3-cornered fight btwn BN-SPDP's Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, PKR's Elia Bit and Louis Jalong, an Independent candidate. RO Markos Sibong (leff) announced at 12.10 noon

(From second left) BN-SPDP’s Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, PKR’s Elia Bit and Louis Jalong, an Independent candidate, will contest in Marudi.


 

SADONG JAYA: A four corner fight is on for N24 Sadong Jaya as incumbent Aidel Lariwoo will face PAS, Amanah and one independent candidate. Returning officer Sanuyah Mohammad made the announcement around 11.10am at the N24 Sadong Jaya nomination centre. Aidel, who handed over his nomination paper at 9.11am came with over 1,000 BN supporters who marched 700 metres from Masjid Darul Iman to nearby nomination centre located at Sadong Jaya district office. Meanwhile, PAS is represented by 63 year old Asan Singkro who handed his nomination papers at 9.01am while Amanah is represented by 60 year old Othman Mustapha who handed over his nomination papers at 9.23am. Retired policemen, 55 year old Awang Rabiee Awang Hosen who is the independent candidate handed his nomination paper at 9.09am.

In Sadong Jaya, incumbent Aidel Lariwoo will face Asan Singkro from PAS, Othman Mustapha from Amanah and Independent candidate Awang Rabiee Awang Hosen.


12.27pm

SRI AMAN: DAP Sri Aman branch chairman Leon Jimat Donald is clearly disappointed with the inclusion of PKR’s candidate Norina Umoi Utot who will be contesting in Simanggang.

He alleged that PKR has broken the agreement on seat allocations, which was decided at the federal level.

With Norina in the fray, it will be a four-cornered fight in Simanggang with the inclusion of incumbent BN-SUPP Datuk Francis Harden Hollis and Independent candidate Datuk Ngu Piew Seng who will contest under the ‘key’ logo.

The names of each candidates were officially announced by Returning Officer Nelson Mujah at the Sri Aman District Council Library.


12.22pm

MIRI: The contest for Pujut will see four-cornered fight between direct BN candidate Datuk Hii King Chiong, Pujut incumbent Fong Pau Teck, DAP candidate Dr Ting Tiong Choon and PAS candidate Jofri Jaraiee.


 

Returning officer Richard Michael Abunawas announced three candidates contest in samalaju Zharudin Narudin,31 (PAS) Proposer Awang Azwan Bin Awang Seconder Dayang Izramunirah Awang Morsal Baba Emperan,49 (DAP) Proposer Rundang Latip Seconder TR Engkabang Angang Majang Renggi (BN-PRS) Proposer Udie Entigar Seconder Tarang Kimen

Returning officer Richard Michael Abunawas confirmed the candidacy of the three contesting in Samalaju, namely Zharudin Narudin (PAS), Baba Emperan (DAP) and Majang Renggi (BN-PRS).


 

Four Corner fight in Mulu between three Kelabits candidates and one Kayan- From left DAP Paul Raja, PKR Paul Baya, BN Datuk Gerawat Gala and Independent Dr. Roland Dom Mattu

(From left) DAP’s Paul Raja, PKR’s Paul Baya, BN’s Datuk Gerawat Gala and Independent candidate Dr Roland Dom Mattu will take on each other in Mulu.

 


 

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Piasau Returning Officer Siti Suhana Rosli has confirmed the candidacy of Datuk Sebastian Ting (BN) and Alan Ling (DAP) at 12pm.


12.05am

BALEH: BN candidate Tan Sri James Masing will duke it out with DAP’s Agop Linsong in Baleh. The constituency has a total of 9,624 voters.


11.58am

LAWAS: BN candidate and PBB senior vice president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan has won uncontested in the constituency of Bukit Sari and has been re-elected for his sixth term as state assemblyman.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak personally congratulated him over the phone shortly after Returning Officer Hussaini Hakim announced Awang Tengah winning uncontested at 10.20am.


 

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Direct BN candidate Kapitan Dato Janet Lau (right), STAR candidate Priscilla Lau (centre) and DAP candidate David Wong will face one another in Pelawan.


11.50am

BETONG: Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Gerald Rentap Jabu, PBB’s Youth deputy chief and son of outgoing deputy chief minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang will be in a straight fight against PKR’s Information chief Vernon Aji Kedit, whose grandfather Ivory Kedit was one of the founders of Sarawak National Party (SNAP).


 

KUCHING: Five candidates will be going all out to woo voters in order to win new seat Batu Kitang come May 7. They are BN-SUPP candidate Lo Khere Chiang, PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni, DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa and two Independent candidates Sulaiman Kadir and Dato Seri Othman Bojeng. This was announced by returning officer Elizabeth Lo at the nomination centre at Padawan Municipal Council around 11.40am. ends// Caption: (From left) Othman, Sulaiman, Voon, Lo and Aziz pose during a photo call after the announcement.

BN-SUPP candidate Lo Khere Chiang (second right), PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni (centre), DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa (right) and two Independent candidates Sulaiman Kadir (second left) and Dato Seri Othman Bojeng will battle it out in the new seat of Batu Kitang.


11.40am

KUCHING: The new seat of Gedong will a three-corner fight between BN candidate Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Rapelson Richard Hamid (Amanah), and Independent candidate Uja Bunsi.


 

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BN candidate for Bukit Kota Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail celebrates after winning uncontested in the seat.


11.26am

SERIAN: BN-PBB candidate Martin Ben will defend the Kedup seat against two challengers.

He will face Bunan Gega village mate Andrew Nyabe from DAP and new face Mark Murau from PBDS Baru.

There were earlier concerns over Mark’s nomination when he was short of RM3,000 as deposit for display of campaign materials.

However, he managed to overcome the problem before nomination was closed at the Serian District Council.


 

R.O. Khalid Andong officially annouced the candidacy of Ding Kuong Hing (BN) & Ting Tze Fui (DAP) for N.46 Meradong

Returning Officer Khalid Andong announcing the candidacy of Ding Kuong Hing (BN) and Ting Tze Fui (DAP) for Meradong.


11.17am

BAU: Newly created seat Serembu will see a four-cornered fight.

Barisan Nasional (BN) direct candidate Miro Simuh will face PKR’s Athina Klaywa Sim, Independent candidate Datuk Peter Nyomek and State Reform Party (STAR) candidate Buln Patrick Ribos.


11.10am

SRI AMAN: Lingga constituency will see a three-cornered fight between incumbent Simoi Peri, Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh (PKR) and an Independent candidate Dato Wan Abdillah Edruce Wan Abdul Rahman.


 

N.41 Kuala Rajang : Incumbent BN candidate Datu Len Talif Salleh to defend seat against two opponents. Sopian Julaihi (PAN) accompsnied by proposer, Awang Adeni Swang Undol & secondrr Saluhi Badoni arrived nomination centre (Dewan IKS Tg. Manis @ 9.05 am followed by independent candidate Asbor Abdullah accompanied by Dulhan Napui (proposer) & Wasli Zaini (seconder) @ 9.10 am. Len accompanied by Attar Salleh (proposer) & Awang Mohamad Umar Ali Awang Mahran (seconder) arrived 5 minutes later. Photo : from left : Len, Sopian & Asbor

Incumbent BN candidate Datu Len Talif Salleh is set to defend Kuala Rajang against two opponents; Sopian Julaihi (Amanah) followed by independent candidate Asbor Abdullah.


11am

SRI AMAN: It’s a straight fight in Bukit Begunan between incumbent Datuk Mong Dagang and PKR candidate Jubri Atak for the Dayak-majority seat.


 

10.45am

BA KELALAN: PKR chief Baru Bian and BN candidate Willie Liau will face each other in a straight fight in Ba Kelalan.


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It will be a four-cornered fight for Mulu constituency with candidates from BN, DAP, PKR and an independent candidate. They are Dato Gerawat Gala (BN), Paul Baya (PKR), Paul Raja (DAP), and Dr Rolland Dom Mattu (Independent). Gerawat (fifth left) shakes hands with Paul (third right) upon their arrival at the nomination centre at Dewan Suarah Marudi.


10.45am

SERIAN: New seat Bukit Semuja lived up to its reputation as a hot seat as it will feature a five-cornered fight.

Direct BN candidate and new face John Ilus will be facing DAP’s Edward Luak, PBDS Baru’s Cobbold John, STAR’s Johny Bob, and Independent candidate Datuk Frederick Bayoi Manggie.

Bayoi has chosen the hibiscus as his symbol.


Bawang assan will see a five corner fight between BN direct candidate Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh Dap Stanley Chiew STAR Independent Yeu Bang Keng also known as Ben Kor n Independent Watson Bangau Jonathan Renang said to be Bawang Assan PBB chairman

Bawang Assan will see a five-cornered fight between BN direct candidate Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Stanley Chiew (DAP), Wong Sing Wei (STAR) and Independent candidates Yeu Bang Keng and Watson Bangau.


 

10.44am

BEKENU: It will be a four-cornered fight in Bekenu with Bekenu incumbent and BN direct candidate Rosey Yunus being challenged by PKR Miri branch secretary Bill Kayong as well as independent candidates Peter Jelin and Austin Sigi Melu.

Both Peter and Austin are former SPDP Bekenu members.

During the last state election in 2011, Rosey, who contested under a BN-SPDP ticket won the seat with a majority of 3,714 votes.


 

Candidate from Suara Rakyat Betty Ubong,39, withdrew from contesting in Samalaju seat after she was told by the RO that she need another RM5,000 for the contest. When entering the nomination centre earlier she only have RM5,000.

Candidate from Suara Rakyat Betty Ubong,39, withdrew from contesting in Samalaju seat after she was told by the Returning Officer that she needed another RM5,000 for the contest.


10.38am

JULAU: In Meluan, SPDP-BN candidate Rolland Duat, PKR Semana Sawang and independents Jerry Clement and Elly Lawai Ngalai will be up against one another in a four-cornered fight.


10.36am

LUBOK ANTU: Batang Ai constituency will witness a straight fight between BN candidate Malcom Mussen Lamoh and PKR candidate Kolien Liong.


10.30am

KUCHING: It will be a straight fight in Tasik Biru between Datuk Henry Harry Jinep (BN) and Mordi Bimol (DAP).


10.29am

ENGKILILI: A four-cornered fight is confirmed between BN, PKR, and two independent candidates in Engkilili.

Those who submitted papers at the nomination centre were Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (BN), Nicholas Bawin (PKR), Adan Sandom (Independent) and Ridi Bauk (Independent).


10.28am

PUSA: Beting Maro will see a three-cornered fight between incumbent PBB BN Candidate Dr Razaili Gapor, PAS candidate Hamidah Mokthar and Amanah candidate Andri Zulkarnean Hamden.


10.25am

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KUCHING: There were no surprises at the Kota Sentosa nomination centre with it being a straight fight in the constituency.

Kota Sentosa incumbent Chong Chieng Jen, who is also state Democratic Action Party chairman, is facing Sarawak United People’s Party Public Complaints Bureau Chief Wilfred Yap.


 

Disgruntled BN supporters caused a little bit of chaos at nomination centre for Baleh when DAP member from Subang Jaya, Yew Thai Ong entered the nomination centre.

Disgruntled BN supporters caused a little bit of chaos at nomination centre for Baleh when DAP member from Subang Jaya, Yew Thai Ong entered the nomination centre. Yew was sent out of the centre in a police vehicle for his safety.

 


10.17am

LUNDU: Opar will see a 4-corner fight between BN, PKR, PBDS Baru and an independent candidate.

Those who submitted papers at the nomination centre were Ranum Mina (BN), Patrick Anek Uren (PBDS Baru), Francis Teron Kadap (PKR) and Niponi Undek (Independent).


10.16am

KUCHING: Tupong constituency will witness a straight fight between BN candidate Fazzruddin Abdul Rahman and PKR candidate Nurhanim Mokhsen.


10.13am

BETONG: It will be a straight fight in Layar between BN candidate Gerald Rentap Jabu and PKR’s Vernon Aji Kedit.

Earlier, an Independent candidate Janting Jawa had his nomination rejected by the Returning Officer Friday Belik after turning up without a proposer and a seconder. The 78-year-old also did not carry sufficient cash for his election deposit.


10.09am

KUCHING: It will be a straight fight in Satok as BN candidate Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg faces PKR candidate Mohamed Salleh Shawkatali in a battle to be the constituency’s next elected representative.


10.09am

KUCHING: A three-cornered fight is expected in Padungan and Batu Lintang state constituencies while a straight fight is expected in Pending.

Three candidates from BN, DAP and Star have submitted their nomination papers for Padungan. They are Peter Pau (BN), Wong King Wei (DAP) and Teo Kuang Kim.

In Batu Lintang, the candidates who submitted nomination papers were See Chee How (PKR), Sih Hua Tong (BN) and Lina Soo.

As for Pending, the candidates who submitted their nomination were Milton Foo (BN) and Violet Yong (DAP).


 

(From left) Othman, Sulaiman, Aziz, Lo and Voon pose during a photo call after the nomination for Batu Kitang closed at 10am.

(From left) Othman, Sulaiman, Aziz, Lo and Voon pose for a group photo after the nomination for Batu Kitang closed at 10am.

KUCHING: A three corner fight is expected in Padungan and Batu Lintang state constituencies while a straight fight is expected in Pending.

Three candidates from BN, DAP and Star had submitted their nomination papers for Padungan. They are Peter Pau (BN), Wong King Wei (DAP) and Teo Kuang Kim.

In Batu Lintang, the candidates who submitted nomination papers were See Chee How (PKR), Sih Hua Tong (BN) and Lina Soo.

As for Pending, the candidates who submited their nomination were Milton Foo (BN) and Violet Yong (DAP).

 

Piasau Returning Officer Siti Suhana Rosli announced the closing of nomination at 10am with BN candidate Datuk Sebastian Ting and DAP candidate Alan Ling Sie Kiong.

Piasau Returning Officer Siti Suhana Rosli announced the closing of nomination at 10am with BN candidate Datuk Sebastian Ting and DAP candidate Alan Ling Sie Kiong to duke it out in the area.

 

Mulu RO Norlila Ulis announced the closing of Mulu nomination centre at Marudi Civic Center at 10am today. Mulu will see four-corner fight between three Kelabit candidates namely BN direct candidate Datuk Gerawat Gala, DAP Paul Raja, Independent Dr. Roland Dom Mattu and Kayan Candidate from PKR Paul Baya. She will officially announce their candidacy in an hour from now.

Mulu RO Norlila Ulis announced the closing of the Mulu nomination centre at Marudi Civic Center at 10am today. Mulu will see a four-cornered fight between three Kelabit candidates, namely BN direct candidate Datuk Gerawat Gala, DAP Paul Raja, Independent Dr Roland Dom Mattu and Kayan Candidate from PKR Paul Baya. She will officially announce their candidacy in an hour from now.

 

Dudong Constituency is a five-cornered fight among DAP incumbent Yap Hoi Liong, direct BN candidate Datuk Tiong Thai King, STAR candidate Mary Tiong, independent candidate Casper Kayo and independent candidate Dr Benny Lee, formerly SUPP member. Independent candidate Datuk Raymond Nanyang fails to turn up. Picture shows Lee arriving at the nomination centre in Tai Kwang School.

The constituency of Dudong will see a five-cornered fight between DAP incumbent Yap Hoi Liong, direct BN candidate Datuk Tiong Thai King, STAR candidate Mary Ting, Independent candidate Casper Kayo and Independent candidate Dr Benny Lee, who is formerly a SUPP member. Independent candidate Datuk Raymond Nanyang failed to turn up. Picture shows Lee arriving at the nomination centre in Tai Kwang School.

 

3 candidates who turned up to file their nomination papers at Sarikei Civic Centre. From left : Dato Sri Huang Tiong Sii(BN), 47 proposef by Lau Hieng Ping & seconded by Lau Hieng Yueh; Yong Siew Wei (DAP), 30 proposed Wong Ling Biu (MP Sarikei) & seconded by Dr. Wong Hua Seh; Wong Chin King, 65 (independent) proposed by Hii King Seng, seconded by Lau Hien Chiu. Returning Officer, Lim Hock Meng ecpevted to officially announce their candidacy bery soon

Three candidates turned up to file their nomination papers at Sarikei Civic Centre, namely (from left) Dato Sri Huang Tiong Sii (BN), Yong Siew Wei (DAP), Wong Chin King, (Independent). Returning Officer Lim Hock Meng is expected to officially announce their candidacy soon.

 

BN candidate Rosey Yunus (right) and independent candidate Austin Sigi greeting one another after submitting their nomination papers at Bekenu nomination centre. Both are former SPDP members.

BN candidate Rosey Yunus (right) and independent candidate Austin Sigi greeting one another after submitting their nomination papers at Bekenu nomination centre. Both are former SPDP members.

 

DAP candidate for Piasau Alan Ling, menyerahkan borang penamaan calon beliau kepada Pegawai Pengurus Pilihanraya, Siti Suhana Rosli pada jam 9.30 pagi. Beliau dicadang oleh ibunya, Wong Yii Ding (kiri) dan disokong oleh isteri nya, Florence Lau Bern Ee.

DAP candidate for Piasau Alan Ling poses with his mother and proposer Wong Yii Ding (left) and wife Florence Lau Bern Ee. Ling submitted his nomination form at 9.30am.

 

DAP candidate for Baleh, Agop Linsong (centre) with his proposer Seluat Anu (left) and seconder Langi Taboh (right) at Kapit Civic Centre nomination centre. The 69-year-old police pensioner arrived at the centre at about 8.30am.

DAP candidate for Baleh, Agop Linsong (centre) with his proposer Seluat Anu (left) and seconder Langi Taboh (right) at the Kapit Civic Centre nomination centre. The 69-year-old police pensioner arrived at the centre at about 8.30am.

 

BN-PRS candidate for Samalaju Majang Renggi arrived at the nomination centre around 8.35am with his strong supporters dressed in blue.

BN-PRS candidate for Samalaju Majang Renggi arrived at the nomination centre around 8.35am with his supporters. Returning officer for Samalaju Richard Michael Abunawas has announced that the nomination is open from 9-10am. The new seat is likely to see a four-cornered fight between BN, PRS, DAP and Suara Rakyat. As of 9am, four candidates namely Zharudin Narudin (PAS), Majang Renggi (BN) Baba Emperan (DAP) and Betty Ubong (Suara Rakyat) have entered the nomination centre at the BDA Public library auditorium.

 

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) candidate for Samalaju Zharudin Narudin,31, arrived at the nomination centre at BDA public library around 8.20am with his supporters.

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) candidate for Samalaju Zharudin Narudin,31, arrived at the nomination centre at BDA public library around 8.20am with his supporters.

 

BN candidate for Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah and his supporters before entering the nominatiom centre. Also present was Second Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan and Dato Seri Zamry Abdul Kadir.

BN candidate for Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah and his supporters before entering the nomination centre. Also present was Second Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan and Perak chief minister Dato Seri Zamry Abdul Kadir.

 

STAR secretary-general Simon Tiong (third left), 48, who is candidate, accompanied by proposer Tiong Ing Ngien (second right), 42, and seconder Wong Kiong Hee (second left), 60 arrived at Sibu Islamic Complex at 9.10am and entered the nomination centre at 9.20am. Several supporters turned up to show their support.

STAR secretary-general Simon Tiong (third left), 48, who is candidate, accompanied by proposer Tiong Ing Ngien (second right), 42, and seconder Wong Kiong Hee (second left), 60 arrived at Sibu Islamic Complex at 9.10am and entered the nomination centre at 9.20am. Several supporters turned up to show their support.

 

Direct BN candidate for Dudong Datuk Tiong Thai King and his supporters at the nomination centre at Tai Kwang School. Three other candidates - DAP incumbent Yap Hoi Liong, STAR Mary Ting and independent candidate Casper Kayo - have also arrived. Dudong Constituency is expected to be a tough five-cornered fight. Independent candidate Benny Lee, formerly of SUPP, has yet to arrive.

Direct BN candidate for Dudong Datuk Tiong Thai King and his supporters at the nomination centre at Tai Kwang School. Three other candidates – DAP incumbent Yap Hoi Liong, STAR Mary Ting and independent candidate Casper Kayo – have also arrived. Dudong Constituency is expected to be a tough five-cornered fight. Independent candidate Benny Lee, formerly of SUPP, has yet to arrive.

 

BN-SPDP's Datu Dr Penguang Manggil meets PKR's Elia Bit at the Marudi Nomination Centre at 8.40am.

BN-SPDP’s Datu Dr Penguang Manggil meets PKR’s Elia Bit at the Marudi Nomination Centre at 8.40am.

 

Independent candidate for N76 Marudi, Louis Jalong, submitting his nomination forms to the RO Markos Sibong at the Nomination Centre.

Independent candidate for N76 Marudi, Louis Jalong, submitting his nomination forms to the RO Markos Sibong at the Nomination Centre.

 

It's an unexpected five-cornered fight in new seat Batu Kitang when DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa and two other Independent candidates (names yet to be revealed) arrived at the nomination centre at Padawan Municipal Council today. Aziz (second right) and the duo are facing BN-SUPP candidate Lo Khere Chiang and PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni.

It’s an unexpected five-cornered fight in new seat Batu Kitang when DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa and two other Independent candidates (names yet to be revealed) arrived at the nomination centre at Padawan Municipal Council today.
Aziz (second right) and the duo are facing BN-SUPP candidate Lo Khere Chiang and PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni.

 

Star president Lina Soo arriving at around 9.10am at MBKS community hall with her supporters.

Star president Lina Soo arriving at around 9.10am at MBKS community hall with her supporters.

 

BN candidate for Katibas Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan (fourth right) with his supporters marching to nomination centre at Song District Office in Song.

BN candidate for Katibas Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan (fourth right) with his supporters marching to nomination centre at Song District Office in Song.

 

A returning officer processing Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa's registration at the nomination centre.

A returning officer processing Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa’s registration at the nomination centre.

 

BN-PRS candidate Datuk Mong Dagang arrive at the nomination centre Sri Aman Resident Office at 9.05 am.

BN-PRS candidate Datuk Mong Dagang arrive at the nomination centre Sri Aman Resident Office at 9.05 am.

 

BN Tebedu candidate Dato Sri Michael Manyin (middle), flanked by Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (right) and Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot together with BN supporters wait for nomination process to begin at Tebedu District Office.

BN Tebedu candidate Dato Sri Michael Manyin (middle), flanked by Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (right) and Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot together with BN supporters wait for the nomination process to begin at Tebedu District Office.

 

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Milton Foo, Sih Hua Tong and Peter Pau arrived with their supporters at 8.50am

 

BN candidate for Satok Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg arriving at the nomination centre at 8:45am accompanied by Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein and others.

BN candidate for Satok Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg arriving at the nomination centre at 8:45am accompanied by Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein and others.

 

See Chee How arriving in front of MBKS headquarters on bicycle together with supporters at 8.45am.

See Chee How arriving in front of MBKS headquarters on bicycle together with supporters at 8.45am.

 

Engkilili incumbent Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa marching with his supporters from his office to the nomination centre in Engkilili town.

Engkilili incumbent Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa marching with his supporters from his office to the nomination centre in Engkilili town.

 


CREATIVITY: An airplane model wrapped out by PAS flag were seen decorated near the N24 Sadong Jaya nomination centre.

An airplane model wrapped out by PAS flag were seen decorated near the N24 Sadong Jaya nomination centre.

 

(From fourth left) BN candidate for Marudi Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, Baram MP Anyi Ngau, Telang Usan candidate Dennis Ngau's wife, Dennis Ngau and BN direct candidate for Mulu Datuk Gerawat Gala.

(From fourth left) BN candidate for Marudi Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, Baram MP Anyi Ngau, Telang Usan candidate Dennis Ngau’s wife, Dennis Ngau and BN direct candidate for Mulu Datuk Gerawat Gala.

 

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BN candidate for Bukit Assek Chieng Buong Toon (left) with his supporters at SUPP Sibu preparing to go to nomination centre at Sibu public library.

7.20am

Early bird Nangka incumbent Dr Annuar Rapaee arrives at 7.15am at MMB hall, Kampung Hilir here, and is greeted by a sea of supporters dressed in blue.

He was accompanied by his wife Dr Haniza Zainal Abidin.

Heavy traffic is now noted along Kampung Hilir as more strong BN supporters arrive in cars and motorcycles.

Dr Annuar will be accompanied by some 2,000 BN supporters, where they will walk some 1.5km to the nomination center at Sibu Islamic Complex, Jalan Awang Ramli Amit here.

A three-corner fight is expected as Dr Annuar faces off with new comers PKR Sibu chairman Abdul Rafidin Majidi and STAR secretary-general Simon Tiong.

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6.45am

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The DAP in Sibu have started getting ready for nomination.

They will field four candidates – Irene Chang (Bukit Assek), David Wong (Pelawan), Stanley Chiew (Bawang Assan) and Yap Hoi Liong (Dudong).

The supporters and the candidates will gather at Rejang Park Square here in front of their office before proceeding to the nomination centres.

Only Chiew (third left) has arrived. They will receive their moral boost here before setting off.

Wong has indicated their gathering at the square here will be low profile.

“What is important this morning is the success of our nomination.”