Sunday, 30 November 2008

By-election in Pensiangan?

Signs of a by-election in the card.

After the Kota Kinabalu Election Court declared Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup's win uncontested in the Pensiangan parliamentary constituency during the March 8, 2008 general election null and void on Sept , he had stay put in Keningau, visiting regularly the constituency.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan is also visiting Pensiangan so are other leaders of the opposition party.

Former Pensiangan MP Datuk Bernard Maraat had also offered himself as as a candidate should there be a by-election.

To add `fuel to the fire', Rural and Regional Development Minister Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib had made official visit, meeting with the Pensiangan constituents. He is now in Sabah and is to tour Pensiangan again tomorrow.

Kurup his Muhammad's deputy being the Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister.

Information Minister Ahmad Shabery was also in Pensiangan yesterday after he visit the new Radio Station in Keningau. The station will begin operation January 1, 2009 broadcasting in Murut, Dusun and Bahasa Malaysia.

These are all elements preparing for a by-election. Kurup had appealed against the court decision and is yet to be heard. Until the Federal Court hear the appeal and deliver a decision, more Ministers and Opposition leaders are, for sure, be heading to Pensiangan.

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