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By William Isau
SIBU, Dec 4: When it comes to seats that have Democratic Action Party (DAP) contesting against Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), DAP will gain the upper hand, said Sibu MP Oscar Ling.
According to the two-term MP from DAP, the presence of PSB will split GPS votes, causing DAP to win.
“We have been analysing this. However, as PSB is an off-shoot from the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government, in most seats which the three parties are contesting, the advantage will go to DAP due to the split of votes between GPS and PSB,” he said.
Among the seats that will see a tough fight among the three parties are Pending, Padungan, Kota Sentosa, Batu Kawah, Dudong, Bukit Assek, Pelawan, and Bawang Assan.
When told that other parties such as Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), Aspirasi, and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) might impact seats which GPS, DAP, and PSB are contesting, Ling debunked it.
“The real contest is between GPS, DAP, and PSB. Other parties will not be able to collect a large number of votes to win,” he said.
Meanwhile, the incumbent for Pelawan, David Wong, slammed GPS candidate Michael Tiang for implying that he (Wong) had done nothing during his two terms as its assemblyman.
“When PH was in the government, I fought for a heart unit for Sibu. The PH government said the project was added to the 12th Malaysia Plan. Tiang should know that Sibu did not have a heart unit when BN was the government,” he said.
Instead of attacking him, Wong said Tiang should push for the project as PH is no longer the government.
“I have evidence for the project. When I challenged him, he changed the topic by asking me to show my 10-year report. I have been a one-party man with DAP for 22 years. He was one with DAP but jumped ship to SUPP (Sarawak United Peoples’ Party),” said Wong.
Wong also highlighted that he had fought for the outer ring from Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah to Jalan Kemuyang. He was also involved in the Lanang Bridge signature campaign, which resulted in the removal of toll by the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem when he was chief minister. ― DayakDaily