Monday, March 23, 2009

PKR names Jawah for Batang Ai by-election

Former Lubok Antu member of Parliament Jawah Gerang, has been named as PKR's candidate in the April 7 Batang Ai Sarawak state seat by-election, PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced in Kuching.

Jawah Gerang

Gerang, 55, is a degree holder in economics from Universiti of Malaya. The former bank officer joined PKR recently after he was dropped by the Barisan Nasional coalition in last year’s parliamentary election.

Gerang, who was a senior leader in the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), was chosen over PKR state deputy chief Nicholas Bawin.

Batang Ai is one of the two state seats in the Lubok Antu parliamentary constituency.

The other is Engkilili. Gerang will face Barisan newcomer and engineer Malcolm Mussen Lamoh in the contest.

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