Sabah's Beluran Member of Parliament, Datuk Ronald Kiandee, who won his third term in office in the March 8, general elections had confirmed that he had been told informally of his nomination as a candidate for one of Parliament's Deputy Speaker.
"I will wait for the official announcement," he said.
The other Deputy Speaker post is likely to go to five term MP of Santubung in Sarawak Datuk Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar. He said his name was proposed by Sarawak Barisan Nasional leaders to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during his visit to Kuching last week.
Another Sabahan is said to have been nominated as a candidate for the Speaker post. He is former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Haji Mulia.
If Kiandee and Wan Junaidi are made Deputy Speaker and Pandikar given the Speaker post, Parliament for the first time will be controlled/headed by leaders from Sabah and Sarawak (East Malaysia).