Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Candidates for the Batang AI by-election

Just shortly after the passing of Batang Ai state assemblyman Datuk Dublin Unting, the Internet rumour mills have been on overdrive churning out combo lists of potential candidates for the Batang Ai by-election (expected to be held within these 60 days).

For the BN, two names have surfaced even before the death of Dublin. The two potential candidates from BN coalition are Nelson Mujah and Nelson Naga Alam. Nelson Mujah, Lubok Antu district officer is the brother of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Douglas Uggah Embas. Nelson Naga Alam is the private secretary to the late Dublin Unting. Nelson is a local, while Mujah is from Balingian.

For the PKR side, the likely candidate is Nicholas Bawin, a veteran politician in Batang Ai. In the last election, despite his handicap such as the lack of money and logistical support, Bawin on a SNAP ticket did quite well securing 2,489 votes as against Unting’s 3,298 votes, a majority of 806 votes.

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* Mar 04, 2009 - Batang Ai by-election on April 7 simultaneous with Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau

For more news, check out Broken Shield - Batang Ai by-election: more than a litmus test of support.

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