Thursday, May 18, 2006

Fresh from Sarawak: DAP expects victory in Sibu

I flew in Sibu from Kuching at 3.10 p.m. I will leave for Bintangor and Sarikei this evening by road and speak at 2 ceramah and back to Sibu late night to prepare for ceramah tomorrow night, eve of the polling day.

I met Teresa Kok, DAP MP for Seputeh, who was with me in Miri yesterday, at the Kuching airport. She will be at Kuching today. Chong Eng, DAP MP for Bukit Mertajam, went to the airport with me and left for Bintulu. I met Nga Kor Ming, DAP State Assemblyman for Pantai Remis, Perak, who will speak at Sibu ceramah tonight. Such is the schedule for the DAP leaders from West Malaysia in the Sarawak state election.

Our candidates in Sibu, Richard Wong Ho Leng (Bukit Assek), Ting Chik Ming (Pahlawan) and David Wong (Bawang Assam) seems to be doing well in the campaign. Another candidate in Sibu, Steven Lu (Dudong), is an underdog. Very strangely, the BN does not put up posters for their candidates except for some small billboards. For a very rare occasion, DAP candidates' faces are more prominent in this Hockchew town. Does this reflect the confidence of the respective parties?

I will speak at the Sarikei ceramah to support Kung Chin Chin (32, Master degree holder in IT), DAP candidate for Repok. Her chance seems to be quite optimistic, probably 45:55 against BN. With all the positive factors, she needs to work harder to ensure vitory. Sarikei is about one hour drive from Sibu. I have to leave at 6.00 pm.

Maradong in Bintangor, the hottest seat in this election, constested by the DAP young lady, Ting Tze Fui (24, lawyer), will be visited by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Lim Kit Siang, and me tonight. I will be there after Sarikei. The Chief Minister of Sarawak was there yesterday, indicating that the constituency is now blacklisted. The 5-corner fight seems to favour Tze Fui. Just keep our fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

Tze Fui is not a lawyer. She's a law grad undergoing her CLP course at the moment.


Bangsa: Malaysia. said...

Dear Teng and the DAP team

My best wishes to you all. You have my support and i know many friends who support DAP.

We appreciate DAP in fighting for the rakyat mostly in non level playing fields. Keep it up.

Bangsa : Malaysia

burntck said...

ada abang kat sarikei, will call him and in-laws family to vote for DAP! good luck!

Teng Chang Khim said...

She holds a LLB degree from University of London. She is a lawyer, though yet to become an advocate and solicitor.

Anonymous said...

The election was terribly marred. Barisan Nasional Daniel N. was made a scapegoat because among all he is the " better " people. All the rest of the greedy people retain their seats. But still good work done. What are the DAP's thoughts should one day Sarawak becomes independent from Malaya aka West Malaysia ?