By William Isau
SIBU, Nov 5: Saying that he is a ‘last minute candidate’, Clarence Ting Ing Horh vowed to work hard to deliver the Sibu parliamentary seat for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
“Everybody was guessing whether I would come out (as a candidate) or not. This is what I mean by a ‘last minute candidate’. It doesn’t matter; I’m out now and seriously reaching out to the voters. So give me a chance,” said Ting after his candidacy and that of two other candidates were accepted at the nomination centre at Sibu Islamic Complex today.
Though he is a new face and is facing two ‘formidable’ opponents (Parti Sarawak Bersatu’s Wong Soon Koh and Democratic Action Party’s Oscar Ling, who is also the incumbent) in this election, he hoped his excellent track record in both Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) will help him secure the seat.
“I take my experiences from my 10 years in SRDC as a guide. I know Bawang Assan very well, as I was in SRDC from 2003 to 2013. I have been the SMC chairman since 2019. I have shown my track record, and I hope the people will give me a chance to serve them as a member of parliament for Sibu,” said Ting.
Ting, who is Pelawan Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) chief, said during the two-week campaign, he would visit the rural area first before switching to the urban areas.
Ting also said that he has the full support of all GPS component parties in the three State constituencies under the Sibu parliamentary — Bawang Assan, Pelawan, and Nangka. — DayakDaily