From the left, Chew Chiu Sing (Kidurong, Bintulu), Chong Chieng Jen (Kota Sentosa, Kuching), Wong Ho Leng (Bukit Assek, Sibu), Violet Yong Wui Wui (Pending, Kuching), Ting Tze Fui (Meradong, Bintangor) and Voon Li Shan (Batu Lintang, Kuching) posed for a photographic session after the swearing in ceremony held in Kuching yesterday.
None of the newspapers in Peninsular Malaysia reported the news. If the campaign of the Sarawak state election on May 20, 2006 could be so important that it occupied major pages of the newspapers in Peninsular Malaysia during the 11-day campaign period , there was no reason why the swearing in ceremony was so insignificant that not a line was mentioned now.
I believe the blow would be too severe for the Barisan Nasional if the news was published. Was there a blackout? Prime Minister, Dato Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, will have to answer.