Tuesday, November 10, 2015

11 new seats to be finalised in upcoming Sarawak polls

Published: 10 November 2015 11:49 AM
The upcoming Sarawak elections will see eleven new seats. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 10, 2015.

The upcoming Sarawak elections will see eleven new seats. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 10, 2015.
Eleven new seats for Sarawak are expected to be finalised when Parliament concludes its sitting next month.
Out of the 11 seats, three are Malay or Melanau majority (Gedong, Kabong and Telian), three Iban (Stakan, Selirik and Samalaju), two Orang Ulu (Murum and Long Lama), two Bidayuh (Serembu and Triboh), and one with a Chinese majority (Batu Kitang).
Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem earlier announced five out of the new seats would be contested by the state Barisan National (BN) component party led by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, including the three seats which are predominantly Malay or Melanau.
Batu Kitang will be a testing ground to see if the “Adenan charismatic factor” can draw the support of the Chinese given that the problem faced by BN is its component, Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) – the predominantly Chinese party that faced an internal crisis which resulted in the formation of splinter United People's Party (UPP).
As Batu Kitang is an area created out of Kota Sentosa and Batu Kawah, which are currently under DAP, the opposition party is also expected to put up a fight. – Bernama, November 11, 2015.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/11-new-seats-for-upcoming-sarawak-polls#sthash.qh9dYnOg.dpuf

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