Monday, April 26, 2010

SUPP Names Sibu By-Election Candidate and Federal Deputy Transport Minister

Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP)president Dr George Chan has named lawyer Robert Lau Hui Yew as Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Sibu by-election and MP Richard Riot as Deputy Transport Minister after chairing the CWC meeting on Sunday.

On Supp's chances of retaining the Sibu seat, he said, the party was confident it could secure a thumping win due to the strong unity within the state BN component parties and the people's positive response to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's administration through his 1Malaysia concept.

Hui Yew, who has been a Supp member for 17 years, is the Sibu branch's assistant treasurer.

The appointment of five-term Serian MP Richard Riot is perceived to appease the Bidayuh community which has been clamouring for ministerial and council appointments for its leaders.


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