Consumer Affairs Association for Sabah and Labuan (Cash) president Datuk Patrick Sindu will be contesting in the March 8, general elections, likely representing one of the opposition parties.
Sindu, who confirmed this today, said he would be taking on Rosnah Sharlin the incumbent Member of Parliament for Papar. Rosnah won the seat for Barisan Nasional in the March 21, 2004 general elections.
Pressed for details, Sindu, a well respected native leader in the Kadazan district of Papar, might contest on a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket or going solo as an Independent candidate.
Sindu is well known for his work for consumers which at times caused him at loggerhead with leaders in the State Government. Last year a Cabinet minister accused him of playing politics in carrying out his consumerism activities. The minister and several other politicians had called on Sindu to quit Cash and contest in the elections.
It looks like Sindu is taking up the challenges by contesting in the coming elections. Personally, I had known him for a long time after he came back from his studies in Germany.