State polls: PKR leader says will go where her `party decides’

Voon Shiak Ni (file pic)

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Jan 5: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) National Women vice-chief Voon Shiak Ni today revealed that she has been moving on the ground in preparation for the next state polls, which is due in 2021.

Voon, 48, who is also the Sarawak special officer to the Federal Housing and Local Government Ministry said, “Working for the community is my daily commitment, and I will continue to do so. We’ve been moving, but it’s just that we didn’t publicise it.”

She said this when asked whether she is eyeing the Batu Kitang state seat again. Abdul Aziz Isa from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has been actively moving around the area for quite some time now.

“This is very sensitive. I will be where my party decides,” she said.

Voon added that Batu Kitang was not unfamiliar territory to her as the area comes under the Stampin parliamentary constituency, which she has been serving for more than a decade.

In the last state election in 2016, Voon faced a five-cornered fight against Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Lo Khere Chiang, Abdul Aziz and two independent candidates, Sulaiman Kadir and Datuk Seri Othman Bojeng.

Lo won by securing 6,466 votes while Aziz garnered 4,626. Voon only managed to gather 883 votes, while Sulaiman and Othman fared worse when they could get only 61 and 54 votes respectively. — DayakDaily