Pelawan to see five-cornered fight

Tiang (fourth left), Tiew (second right), Loh (third left) and Low (second left) will square-off against Pelawan incumbent Wong (third right) in the coming 12th Sarawak Election.

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KUCHING, Dec 6: N.54 Pelawan will see a five-cornered fight in the coming 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12).

Its incumbent David Wong Kee Woan, who is Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate, will be defending his seat against candidates from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), Sarawak Aspiration Party (Aspirasi), and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).

In this State Election, GPS candidate Michael Tiang will be among the four candidates facing off against Wong for the Pelawan seat along with Dr Low Chong Nguan from PSB, Tiew Yen Houng from PBK, and Janet Loh from Aspirasi.

Tiang, who is married with two children, is also Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Pelawan branch secretary and contesting for the first time under the GPS banner.

He is also currently the political secretary to the chief minister and is a lawyer by profession.

In the 11th Sarawak Election, Wong secured 13,056 votes to defeat Lau Ung Hie from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Priscilla Lau from State Reform Party (STAR), where both garnered 8,742 and 597 votes, respectively.

In 2011, Wong also won with 13,318 votes in a straight fight against Vincent Goh Chung Siong from BN who managed to get 6,927. ― DayakDaily