Monday, 23 March 2009

Ex-MP Jawah PKR's man for Batang Ai

It is now confirmed that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate for the April 7, by-election in Batang Ai is former Member of Parliament for Lubok Antu Jawah Gerang (pic).

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who visited Lubuk Antu over the weekend, made the announcement in Kuching this morning.

A graduate in Economics from the University of Malaya, Jawah, 55, had worked with a bank in Kuching.

He was recruited by the defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) for the Lubok Antu parliamentary by-election on 3 and 4 April 1987 when the incumbent MP Andrew Janggi Muyang died following a road accident.

He won with a thumping victory and continue to retain the seat for four more terms.

Jawah is contesting the state seat of Batang Ai in a by-election, which is part of Lubok Antu parliamentary seat, following the death of the incumbent Datuk Dublin Unting Ingkot.
The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate is agriculture engineer Malcolm Mussen Lamoh from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS). His candidacy was announced by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmod last Saturday.
In the 2006 State elections, Dublin (BN) won the seat when he polled 3,295 votes, 806 more than the 2,489 votes garnered by SNAP's Nicholas Bawin Anggat.


Dayaks Bloggers Association said...

Just curious and still scratching my head as to how on earth Brokenshield & Miss Kepayang accurately predicted on Jawah candidacy. They must be very influencial group in PKR, even Dayak Baru didn’t quite get there.From now on better trust them
for accurate & reliable political info. So confident were they that they dared to announce it days ahead of DSAI.

Now they are already predicting that Jawah is going to win the battle by not less than 400 votes, better believed.

San Tot said...

I am neutral...but it looks like BN gonna kiss goodbye Batang told unto me by Michael the Archangel!