Aspirasi unveils 15 new faces among 17 candidates

Soo (seated centre) and Buln (seated right) in a group photo with the party's candidates after the handing over ceremony of the credential letters today.

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Nov 29: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) today unveiled 15 new faces among 17 candidates for the coming 12th Sarawak Election.

According to Aspirasi president Lina Soo, the 15 new faces will carry the rakyat’s voices into the State Legislative Assembly (DUN).

“The rakyat wants the right to vote for our future, which is the referendum,” she said when met by reporters after the handing over ceremony of credential letters held at a local hotel today.

Soo announced 17 of the candidates so far out of the intended 20 seats.

The following are the list of the candidates thus far:

1) Padungan: Lina Soo
2) Pending: Chan Chee Hiong (newcomer)
3) Batu Lintang: Leong Shaow Tung (newcomer)
4) Kota Sentosa: Tan Kok Chiang (newcomer)
5) Batu Kawah: Fong Pau Teck (newcomer, former Pujut assemblyman)
6) Serembu: Buln Ribos
7) Mambong: Chong Siew Hung (newcomer)
8) Kedup: Simon anak Jangan (newcomer)
9) Bukit Semuja: Jame Nyuking (newcomer)
10) Repok: Wong Chin King (newcomer under Aspirasi banner)
11) Machan: Ngelayang anak Unau (newcomer)
12) Bukit Assek: Lau Kiu Ming (newcomer)
13) Dudong: Josephine Lau Kiew Peng (newcomer)
14) Pelawan: Low Wui Ping (newcomer)
15) Tanjong Batu: Chieng Lea Phing (newcomer)
16) Piasau: Hani Jaree (newcomer)
17) Pujut: Chin Fen Siong (newcomer)

Soo noted that Repok candidate Wong Chin King previously contested in the 14th General Election in 2018 for the Sarikei seat under the Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) banner.

“Under our banner, he is a new candidate using our symbol. We only announced 17 candidates today, but there will be more because Aspirasi is working with Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB).

“For the three other seats, we will announce it later,” she added. — DayakDaily