KUCHING, May 4 – DAP has appealed to PKR to back out from contesting the Batu Kitang state seat near Kuching, saying PKR has no chance of winning the new seat which is also eyed by DAP. Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen claimed that feedback from the ground shows that PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni has no chance of winning.
He claimed DAP candidate, Abdul Aziz Isa Marindo, who is his special officer, has “a very good chance to win the race.” He said as such he call upon and appeal to PKR to declare their withdrawal as the ground feedback is that PKR has no chance of winning. He told this to reporters at the DAP headquarters here today.
Batu Kitang will see a five-cornered fight involving Abdul Aziz, Voon who is PKR National Women Vice-President, BN candidate Lo Khere Chiang and two independent candidates Sulaiman Kadir and Datuk Seri Othman Bojeng. DAP and PKR have gone on separate ways in the current Sarawak state election and lock horns in six seats, namely Batu Kitang, Mulu, Murum, Simanggang, Ngemah and Mambong, after talks of an amicable solution fell through.