PKR has shortlisted two Melanau Muslim candidates to standby in the event of a by-election in the Balingian state constituency.
“We started our machinery last month and we have already identified candidates for the by – election. It has been decided that it would be contested by PKR.
“We have also identified two Melanau Muslim candidates,” said Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian who is also Ba’ Kelalan state assemblyman during a press conference at a hotel here.
The Balingian state seat came into focus following Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s announcement that he will resign as CM on Feb 28.
If Taib is appointed Sarawak Governor and he accepts then he will have to vacate his seat before June 21 for a by-election to be called, according to the Election Commission. -