Election 2006:Nomination Day

Sarawak Ninth State Election 2006: Nomination Day

Its crunch time for all aspiring Yang Berhormats wannabes, be they are contesting under the Barisan Nasional flag, Barisan Bersatu flag or standing as independents. Elections are not fun - for those of us on duty that is. So that is where most of my time went these past few days. Right after the naming of the Barisan Nasional Candidates and the launch of the State Barisan Nasional Manifesto, there were too many datas and news coming in for the whole 71 constituencies. One also should not forget the Coffee Shop Talks, Conspiracy Theories and Analysis, some positive, some negative, some a bit over emotional. But this is a once in a Five Year event so maybe some people feel its worth it. I would not want to blog that as most of it are just part of the spices of the Election - otherwise we would be talking about the upcoming World Cup.

Anyway the Operation Rooms on our side has started its activity. Basically here we assist to monitor matters related to the Elections.

Operations Room Personnel All set to roll

The view from the Operations Room relaxes the mind

The Candidates Line Up are (the names are constantly updated - spelling and name - not finalised as of 2:55 pm 9 May 2006). According to reports Barisan fielded candidates for all 71 state seats at stake.

Seat allocations for BN Parties are:

35 for Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) – previously 30
19 for Sarawak United Peoples' party (SUPP) – previously 17
9 for Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) – previously 6; and
8 for Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) – previously 7.

The other Parties contesting are:

Sarawak National Party incl MDC (SNAP):29 candidates
Parti Keadilan Rakyat:25
DAP:12
PAS: 1.

20 independents will also be contesting in 16 seats. Note:It would be interesting to note the following seats N.43 Ngemah and N.57 Belaga - as the incumbents who have been dropped that is Gabriel Adit of Ngemah and Stanley Ajang of Belaga are contesting as Independents) . N.40 Meradong sees a former SUPP private secretary to YB Law Hieng Ding, Federick Wong contesting as Independent (interesting to note that YB Law Hieng Ding himself will be heading the SUPP N.40 Ops Room). Some BN incumbents have a reason to be worried because the number of voters who turn up for Independent candidates are more than the BN Supporters.

5 Corner Contest:1 (N.40 Meradong)
4 Corner Contest:1 (N.66 Marudi)
3 Corner Contest: 13
One to One: 54
Uncontested: 2 (N37 Daro and N.50 Dalat after nominations closed)

There are nine new state constituencies namely N.1 Opar and N. 12 Kota Sentosa (Kuching Division), N.23 Lingga (Sri Aman), N.25 Balai Ringin (Serian), N.32 Bukit Saban (Betong), N.37 Daro, (Mukah) N.61 Bekenu and N.64 Pujut (Miri) and N.69 Batu Danau (Limbang).

Four constituencies have been renamed namely Serdeng which is now known as N.36 Semop; Matu Daro (N.38 Jemoreng); Limbang (N.68 Bukit Batu) and Lawas (N.71 Bukit Sari).



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* Depicts New Dewan Undangan Negeri Seats
** New Candidates for Barisan Nasional (New faces)
Red indicates Winning Uncontested
Blue indicates Barisan Nasional Candidates

N. 1 OPAR*
Datu Ranun Mina (BN - SUPP)
Patrick Anek Uren (SNAP)

N. 2 TASIK BIRU
Peter Nansian Ngusie (BN - SPDP)
Joseph Jutem Anak Umen (SNAP)

N. 3 TANJONG DATU
Datuk Seri Adenan Satem (BN - PBB)
Hj. Sobey Bin Daud (Keadilan)
Larry Dominic Linang (Ind)

N. 4 PANTAI DAMAI
Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi (BN-PBB)
Idris Bin Bohari (Keadilan)


N. 5 DEMAK LAUT
Dr Abang Abdul Rauf Abang Zen (BN-PBB)
Saidan @ Massudin bin Sahini (Keadilan)

N. 6 TUPONG
Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman (BN - PBB)
Ramlee Bin Mahtar (Keadilan)

N. 7 SAMARIANG
Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (BN - PBB)**
Haji Wan Zainal Abidin Bin Wan Senusi (Keadilan)

N. 8 SATOK
Datuk Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg (BN-PBB)
Dr. Mohamed Bin Jolhi (Keadilan)

N. 9 PADUNGAN
Lily Yong (BN - SUPP)
Dominique Ng Kim Ho (Keadilan)

N. 10 PENDING
Datuk Sim Kheng Hui (BN - SUPP)
Violet Yong (DAP)

N. 11 BATU LINTANG
Chan Seng Khai (BN - SUPP)
Voon Lee Shan (DAP)

N. 12 KOTA SENTOSA*
Alfred Yap (BN - SUPP)
Chong Chien Jen (DAP)

N. 13 BATU KAWAH
Tan Joo Phoi (BN - SUPP)**
Wong Huan Yu (Keadilan)

N. 14 ASAJAYA
Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (BN - PBB)
Mosidi Sait (Keadilan)

N. 15 MUARA TUANG
Datuk Seri Ali Mahmud (BN - PBB)**
Abang Ibrahim Datuk Abang Othman (Keadilan)
Jong Nyuk Chan (Ind)

N. 16 BENGOH
Dr Jerip Susil (BN - SUPP)
Mangan Anak Ngandok (SNAP)

N. 17 TARAT
Roland Sagah Wee Inn (BN - PBB)
Alex Saben anak Nipong (SNAP)

N. 18 TEBEDU
Datuk Michael Manyin (BN - PBB)
Major (B) Peter Anak Runin (SNAP)

N. 19 KEDUP
Frederick Bayoi Manggie (BN - PBB)
Dr Razali Bohli (SNAP)

N. 20 SADONG JAYA
Wan Abdul Wahap Wan Sanusi (BN - PBB)
Piee Bin Ling (Keadilan)

N. 21 SIMUNJAN
Naroden Majais (BN - PBB)
Sakawi Bin Nahari (Keadilan)

N. 22 SEBUYAU
Julaihi Narawi (BN - PBB)
Mohamad bin Akek (Keadilan)

N. 23 LINGGA*
Hajah Simoi Peri (BN - PBB) **
Abang Othman Abg Hj Gom (Keadilan)

N. 24 BETING MARO
Bolhassan Di @ Ahmad Di (BN - PBB)
Haji Alem Bin Din (PAS)

N. 25 BALAI RINGIN*
Snowdan Lawan (BN - PRS)**
Ibi Uding (SNAP)
Cobbold John Lusoi (Ind)

N. 26 BUKIT BEGUNAN
Mong Dagang (BN - PRS)
Datuk Seri Daniel Tajem (SNAP)

N. 27 SIMANGGANG
Francis Harden Hollis (BN - SUPP)
Peli Ak Aron (SNAP)

N. 28 ENGKILILI
Jonathan Krai Pilo (BN - SUPP)**
Johnicol Rayong Ak Ngipa(SNAP)

N. 29 BATANG AI
Dublin Unting Ingkot (BN - PRS)
Nicholas Bawin Ak Anggat (SNAP)

N. 30 SARIBAS
Dr Wahbi Junaidi (BN - PBB)
Abang Zulkifli Bin Abang Engkeh (Keadilan)

N. 31 LAYAR
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Ak Numpang (BN - PBB)
Peter John Jaban (Bebas)
Dayrell Walter Entrie (SNAP)

N. 32 BUKIT SABAN*
Robert Lawson Chuat (BN - PBB) **
Edwin Dundang (SNAP)

N. 33 KALAKA
Abdul Wahab Aziz (BN - PBB)
Jini Sahini (Keadilan)

N. 34 KRIAN
Peter Nyarok Entrie (BN - SPDP)
Edmund Stanley Jugol (SNAP)

N. 35 BELAWAI
Hamden Ahmad (BN - PBB)
Abang Sardini bin Abang Ojek(Keadilan)

N. 36 SEMOP (formerly known as Serdeng)
Mohd Asfia Awang Nasar (BN - PBB)
Dr. Noh Sa'bi (Keadilan)

N. 37 DARO*
Murni Suhaili (BN - PBB)** Uncontested

N. 38 JEMORENG (formerly named Matu-Daro)
Abu Seman Jahwie (BN - PBB)**
Nasaruddin Bin Abdullah (Keadilan)

N. 39 REPOK
David Teng Lung Chi (BN - SUPP)
Kung Chin Chin (DAP)

N. 40 MARADONG*
Wong Zee Yeng (BN - SUPP) **
Ting Zee Hui (DAP)
Junat Ak Jawek (Ind)
Wong Kung Kuong (Ind)
David Tiong Chiong Chu (Ind)

N. 41 PAKAN
Datuk William Mawan Ikom (BN - SPDP)
Boos anak Tutong (SNAP)

N. 42 MELUAN
Wong Judat (BN - SPDP)
Dr Ambrose Labang Ak Jamba (SNAP)
Jenggi Ak Melaka (Ind)

N. 43 NGEMAH
Alexander Vincent (BN - PRS)**
Richard Anak Lias (SNAP)
Gabriel Adit ak Demond (Ind)

N. 44 MACHAN
Datuk Gramong Juna (BN - PBB)
Rimong Ak. Jantan (SNAP)

N. 45 BUKIT ASSEK
Daniel Ngieng Kiong Ann (BN - SUPP)
Richard Wong Ho Leng (DAP)

N. 46 DUDONG
(Dr. Soon Choon Teck (BN - SUPP)
Stephen Lu Cheng Kuok (DAP)

N. 47 BAWANG ASSAN
Datuk Wong Soon Koh (BN - SUPP)
David Wong (DAP)

N. 48 PELAWAN
Vincent Goh Chung Siong (BN - SUPP)
Dr. Ting Chek Ming (DAP)

N. 49 NANGKA
Awang Bemee Awang Ali Basah (BN - PBB)
Abang Ariffin Bin Abang Sebli (Keadilan)

N. 50 DALAT
Fatimah Abdullah @Ting Sai Ming (BN - PBB)
- Uncontested

N. 51 BALINGIAN
Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (BN - PBB)
Ibrahim Bin Bayau (Keadilan)

N. 52 TAMIN
Joseph Mauh ak Ikeh (BN - PRS)**
Augustine Liom (SNAP)

N. 53 KAKUS
John Sikei Tayai (BN - PRS)
Charlie @ Chali Ak Lunyong (SNAP)
Chin King Hie

N. 54 PELAGUS
Larry Sng Wei Shien (BN - PRS)
Simon Ak Sibat (SNAP)
Jeffery Nuing (Ind)

N. 55 KATIBAS
Ambrose Blikau (BN - PBB)
Abdul Halim Bin Abdullah@Peter Sumbang (SNAP)
Stephen Ayut ak Kali (Ind)

N. 56 BALEH
Datuk Dr James Masing (BN - PRS)
Lucius Jimbun (SNAP)

N. 57 BELAGA
Liwan Lagang (BN - PRS)**
Dr John Bampa (SNAP)
Stanley Ajang (Ind)

N. 58 JEPAK
Talip Zulpilp (BN - PBB)
Wan Saimi Wan Dahlan (Keadilan)

N. 59 KIDURONG
Chiew Chu Sing (DAP) - Incumbent
Paul Yong Khing Kee (BN - SUPP)**

N. 60 KEMENA
Dr Rundi Stephen Utom (BN - PBB)
Dr John Brian Anthony Anak Jeremy Guang(SNAP)

N. 61 BEKENU*
Rosey Haji Yunus (BN - SPDP) **
Modak Bin Ismail (Keadilan)

N. 62 LAMBIR
Aidan Wing (BN - PBB)
Ustaz Hj Saji Bin Samat (Keadilan)

N. 63 PIASAU
Datu Patinggi Tan Sri George Chan Hong Nam (BN-SUPP)
Dr. Francis Ngu Hee Hieng(Keadilan)

N. 64 PUJUT*
Chia Chu Fatt (BN - SUPP)**
Fong Pau Teck (DAP)

N. 65 SENADIN
Lee Kim Shin (BN - SUPP)
Chai Chu Fah (DAP)

N. 66 MARUDI
Sylvester Entri Muran (BN - SPDP)
Telajan Luyoh (SNAP)
Hwong Him Pang (Ind)
Engkamat Ak Jelani (Ind)

N. 67 TELANG USAN
Lihan Jok (BN - PBB)
Kebing Wan (SNAP)
Lidam Janang (Ind)

N. 68 BUKIT KOTA* (fomerly known as Limbang)
Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail (BN - PBB)**
Said Mohidin (Ind)
Ali Bin Abdullah (Ind)

N. 69 BATU DANAU*
Paulus Palu Gumbang (BN - SPDP)**
Christopher Sawan ak Jiram(SNAP)

N. 70 BA’KELALAN
Nelson Balang Ringin (BN - SPDP)
Baru Bian (SNAP)

N. 71 BUKIT SARI (formerly known as Lawas)
Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hassan (BN - PBB)
Haji Jafar b. Hj Suyut (Ind)
Mohd bin Ibrahim (Keadilan)

The estimated population for Sarawak in 2006 is 2.5 Million. Total number of voters in Sarawak according to the gazetted on March 16, 2006 is 892,537. (This is a 9.2% increase from 817,460 eligible voters in 1996).

(List has been updated according to Bernama's list as at 4 a.m 10 May 2006. However spelling errors may differ as I am also referring to other lists submitted by the other Operation Rooms)

It does seem that the contest this time around will be quite tough for some of the Barisan Nasional candidates. Some incumbents may breeze through as they feel riding on the Barisan Nasonal dacing symbol is safe. The most important thing is how will the voters pick their candidates? It is my hope that money politics will not be that serious. I will go to vote earlier as a postal voter for N.54 Pelagus. This is due to the fact that I will be working as a Presiding Officer at N.9 Padungan on Polling Day and thus I am eligible to be a postal voter as I cannot return to Pelagus to cast my vote. As a voter I have to make my decision by 17th May 2006. The candidates line up in Pelagus also looks delicous at the moment. So far I have not made my decision yet - when the day comes i will exercise my right - bearing in mind that "Undi Itu Rahsia". To all eligible voters in Sarawak, exercise your rights wisely :). Good Luck to all candidates as we go through another round of democracy.

Comments

empidan said…
Desmond,

Would you clarify the N15. Is Ali Mahmud really contesting under the BN-SUPP for N15?
Desmond said…
Thanks - updated :)already....which constituency you wanna stand? Bawang Assan?
Gette said…
I was shipped to Samariang. It was a rather interesting experience. I feel very paparazzi.
GroovyTuai said…
Igat, interesting line-up neh. Good luck uncle Peli and unggal Cobbold..and good luck to ol' SNAP!! where the hell are the Dalat b-boys?
mark2 said…
Mon, my uncle Dr Johincol Rayong will give a gud fight in N28 Engklili. Wait and see......
empidan said…
N28 & N29, kekeke my pekan. Engkilili & Lubok Antu.
GroovyTuai said…
empidan, mark2, akai neh..ngajihka bala sida iya mujur meh neh..Krai tu anak Mikal Pilo kah? If so, Apooo kada enda iya ti ngipa bala urang ti ngelaban apai iya kelia di Simanggang!!ahh lagi nanya urang di menua ehh.
Guruh Roy said…
"Undi itu rahsia"???....there is no such thing your votes is a secret as long as it could e in M'sia. Could i asku you a question? Does the Voting paper which is gonna used for the election have a somekind of serial number embedded on it????
Apai Salleh said…
2 of my relations are standing as candidates. How interesting.
encha ler geith said…
Desmond,
N.31 (Layar)
Peter John ak Apai ka?
Saja ka nemu....

Empidan,
Sama menua kitai neh..:)
Desmond said…
Gette: First hand experience? Any fotos?

Groovy: Yeap...anak former YB nya.Dalat B-Boys? Hmm..sapa nya?

Guruh: The EC already elimintaed the need for writing down serial nos.

Mark: Let's see how the fight goes :)

Enchelegit: Yup...the famous radios disc jockey...suba star di Ruai Apai Karaoke...Apai Salleh selalu lepak diak ko ia..

Empidan, Apai Salleh, Encelegit:Apoo maioh bala ari area Engkilili & Lubok Antu neh.... BN track record not good there...