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Liew defending Api Api and contesting in Tawau
Published on: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah PKR Chief, Christina Liew, 66, announced she will not only be defending her Api Api seat but also contesting the Tawau Parliamentary seat in the coming 14th General Election which may pit her against BN's Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching.She said the move was a firm decision of the top leadership in PKR.

"In Sabah politics, it is not new to hold two positions as Member of Parliament and Assemblyman or Assemblywoman," said. Liew, who is incumbent Api Api Assemblywoman. Tawau is her hometown and her family is still there.

"As far as I am concerned, the question of logistics is not a problem as Tawau is only 40 minutes by flight from the State capital. If I win the Tawau Parliamentary seat, I will set up a service centre there," she said.

She said she carried out a random survey in Tawau and the general sentiment on the ground is vote for change.

Candidates for five other parliamentary seats are Johan @ Christopher OT Ghani, 65, (Beaufort), Jonathan Yasin, 51, (Ranau), Chrisnadia Sinam, 35, (Tuaran), Awang Husaini Sahari, 51, (Putatan) and Raymond Ahuar, 33, (Pensiangan). Old-timer Johan is the PKR National Vice-President while newcomer Chrisnadia is a civil engineer who holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering from UiTM and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Science from OUM.

Nine other candidates, including Liew, will stand for election in the respective state constituencies under the PKR ticket, comprising businessman Kenny Chua Teck Ho, 48, (Inanam) who replaces incumbent Assemblyman Dr Roland Chia, ex-Telekom engineer Mustapha Sakmud @ Mohd Yunus Sakmud, 49, (Tempasuk), businesswoman Lukia Indan, 60, (Kedamaian), former UMS lecturer Jenifer Lasimbang, 44, (Moyog), oil-palm planter Chong Peck Hing @ Chong Poh Sing, 65, (Karanaan), practising lawyer Sazalye Donol Abdullah, 58, (Matunggong), Dausil Kundayong, 59, (Tamparuli) and Dikin Hj Musah, 62, (Kuala Penyu). - Mary Chin


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