Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sarawak Batang Ai by-election

After Permatang Pauh, Kuala Trengganu, Bukit Gantang and Bukit Serambau, now is Batang Ai by-election. In the wake of crisis face by PKR, will it be an acid test for PKR or otherwise. Let's wait and see.

Dublin Unting Ingkot

Sarawak assistant minister and Batang Ai state assemblyman Dublin Unting Ingkot, passed away at the Normah Medical Specialist Centre after suffering from a stroke.

Unting, 55, who were the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president and Sports and Agriculture assistant minister had been hospitalized for the past nine months after falling into a coma following a massive stroke in May last year while being interviewed by RTM radio channel in his capacity as the Chef de Mission for the Sarawak contingent to Sukma.

During last state election held in May 2006, Unting won the predominantly Iban seat after defeating Nicholas Bawin Anggat of the Sarawak National Party(SNAP) with a 806-vote majority.

He first won the Batang Ai seat in 1991 under the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) ticket, which was then in opposition at the state level in a straight fight with Mikai Mandau from the Barisan Nasional (BN).

In 1996 and 2001, he retained the seat on BN-PBDS ticket and later joined PRS following the deregistration of PBDS due to an internal leadership crisis in 2004.

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