Five-cornered fight confirmed in Bawang Assan

N53 Bawang Assan will see a five-cornered fight between (from left) Robert (GPS), Ling (PBK), Wong (PSB), Amy (DAP), and Ricky (independent).

KUCHING, Dec 6: N53 Bawang Assan constituency will see a five-cornered fight in the coming 12th State Election (PRN12).

Its incumbent Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, who is also Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president, will be defending the seat against Robert Lau Hui Yew from Gabungan Parti Sarawak-Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (GPS-SUPP), Michelle Ling Shyan Min from Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), Amy Lau Bik Yieng from Democratic Action Party (DAP), and independent Ricky Enteri.

Wong has been the Bawang Assan assemblyman for six terms since 1991, winning four of his terms under the SUPP banner, before using the United People’s Party (UPP) banner in the 2016 State Election. UPP changed its name to PSB in late 2018.

In the 2016 State Election, Wong won with 9,015 votes to beat his challenger Stanley Chiew Sung Ngie from DAP, who managed to get 4,884 votes.

Meanwhile, GPS-SUPP’s Robert said it is time for a change in Bawang Assan after 30 years.

“The people here need a leader they can trust and (who will) deliver,” he told DayakDaily today. — DayakDaily