Friday, December 3

60 pct of PMC councillors new faces


KUCHING: Seventeen or 60 per cent of the 32 persons mentioned in the list of councillors for Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) yesterday, are new faces.

Among the new faces is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Batu Kawah branch chairman Dato Ahmad Ibrahim as the deputy chairman, who replaces Dr Zaiedi Suhaili, who is now a Senator.

Lo Khere Chiang, who is Batu Kitang assemblyman, retains the chairman post.

The full list issued by PMC secretary Andrew Joris Noyen also saw three female councillors – Chai Sheau Lin, Tnay Li Ping and Shirley Phui Siat Lan.

“All the councillors will be sworn on Aug 4 (Thursday) at 10am at our office during a ceremony expected to be officiated at by Minister of Local Government Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian,” he told a press conference yesterday.

The conference was also held to announce the Padawan Raft Safari 2016 to be held on Aug 14.

The full list of the councillors are Lo (chairman), Ahmad (deputy chairman), Stephen Ang Teck Chai, Edring Maku, Sabastian Sakoi Senyau, Lai Chien Wei, Chai Sheau Lin, Chen You Fatt, Tnay Li Ping, Shirley Phui, Yap Yau Sin, Yeo Eng Kuang, Ahkim Sarok, Jimson Jium Sungong, Jong Nyong Khoon, Wadel Boyod, Paul Akiu Bandat, Jong Tien Kiong, Wan Hashim Wan Sulaiman, Kassim Was, Kamaruddin Su’aut, Rabian Kipli, Bronnie Marshall Benedict Poris, Kepel Sumeb, Henry Raud, Michael Chin Apau, Sahferi Tambi, Pauzy Baijuri, Vincent Richard Rindas, Sehat Sanub, Apriler Payan and Ir Lau Ting Ping.