Saturday, 6 October 2007

Jeffrey, Kanul, Joniston & Newman

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national Vice President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan is likely to contest in Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan's Keningau parliamentary constituency, his political secretary Kanul Gindol is said to be going for the Kadamaian seat.

Although Kanul has not shown hints toward that direction, it was well known that at every available time he will make it a point to be with the people in the Kadamaian constituency which is now represented by Herbert Timbun Lagadan of Parti Bersatu Sabah.

A close friend said Kanul will make to the nomination centre this time around after he failed to do in the 2004 general elections.

My Say:

Kanul, a former executive journalist of Bernama will not be the only journalist eying to contest in the coming general election, which might be held next month. Talks is also making round that Sabah New Straits Times bureau chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai and Bernama's Sabah bureau Newman Tibin, a qualified lawyer, are also offering to contest in the election.

Bangkuai is said to be Pairin's PBS candidate for Kiulu. Like Bangkuai, Newman is also from Kiulu, and also hoping that Pairin will pick him up for the seat now held by Datuk Louis Rampas.

Good lucks to them.



Big bro
i wish them all the best
i way i look at it
being a candidate is a real burden - financially
money still talks

by the way, i remember u being in the list of PBS candidate in 1985. wonder what would have happened to ur life by now...

all the best

JBingkasan said...

Thanks for making me to remember 1985. I remember when Stephen Kutai @ Joni Biligan (now Datuk)
was finally selected to contest Inanam, on the eve of nomination, he came to our family's house in Kionsom with brother-in-law Osmond Lujian to beg me not to contest as Independent. I gave him the assurance. All knew that whoever was the PBS candidate in that election would win. Kutai won and went on to became and Assistant Minister.

Anonymous said...

I dont think Joniston is interested, let alone offer himself to be a candidate. I happened to have a chat with him the other day and it appears that he prefer to remain behind the scene. He may continue to decline but if the leaderships wants him to contest, I believe he will give it a shot.

Anonymous said...

Bila journalist jadi YB... huhu! Wish all the best guys.