Sarawak Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Adenan Satem will announce the BN candidates for the Tellian and Balingian state seats tomorrow.
He will make the announcement when opening the Mukah Division “Senada Sejiwa” (One Soul, One Beat) programme at Dataran Pehin Setia Raja.
“I will make the announcement tomorrow,” he told reporters after the ‘Leader with People of Balingian’ session, here, Friday which was attended by over 3,000 people including top Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) leaders.
The announcement will end speculations over who will be representing BN for the two seats.
The current Balingian assemblyman, Yusibbnosh Balo was said to be contesting in Tellian, one of the 11 new seats after the delineation exercise last year.
For the Balingian seat, two PBB grassroot leaders in the constituency, Abdul Yakub Arbi and Sulaiman Sahari, were said to be jostling to become the candidate.
Before that, PBB Women’s Wing Supreme Working committee member, Faridah Osman was also mentioned as being interested as Balingian candidate, but was not expected to be after being appointed as political secretary to the Chief Minister recently.
To a question from reporters, Adenan who is Sarawak Chief Minister, said the proposal to declare July 22 as a public holiday would be brought to the cabinet at the end of this month.
The date is to commemorate Sarawak’s independence from British colonial rule.