No comment on possible challengers in Senadin for coming Sarawak Election, says Lee

Lee (fourth from left, front row) with Dr Murni (on Lee's right) posing for a group photo with villagers of Kampung Masjid Kuala Baram.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 13: Senadin incumbent Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin has refused to comment further when asked on the possibility of facing more than one challenger in the coming Sarawak’s Election for the seat.

Lee, who is Senadin Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) branch chairman and has retained the seat since 1996, said he rather talk about his services and contributions towards the people of Senadin than his opponents in the coming election.


“For the last five years, I’ve been focusing on the people and my constituents; they are what really matters to me,” he said to local media when questioned after attending a gotong-royong (communal work activity) programme held by the Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) at Kampung Masjid in Kuala Baram on Saturday.

Also present was Sarawak Rivers Board chairman Dr Murni Suhaili.

During the programme, SRB presented 30 life jackets to the village.

Lee stressed that he does not want to comment further on the matter yet until an official announcement is made.

“Please, do not speculate on the issue,” he stressed.

In the 11th Sarawak Election in 2016, Lee won the seat which he has held since 1996, with 10,683 votes (a majority of 3,538 votes) against his opponents: Bob Baru Langub of DAP who garnered 7,145 votes and Philemon John Edah of PBDSB (329 votes). — DayakDaily