BN The Best Choice For Batu Sapi – Joseph Kurup
SANDAKAN, Oct 27 – The electorate in Batu Sapi have been urged to place their trust and confidence in the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the
by-election for the Parliamentary seat on Nov 4 so that it could continue with the development agenda already planned for the constituency.
Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said the late Datuk Edmund Chung Ket Wah, who was the BN incumbent member of Parliament for Batu Sapi, had contributed much deeds to the people in the area and had succeeded in bringing development for the benefit of the constituents.
“I hope the people here will give their continued support to ensure that the BN achieves a big victory in Batu Sapi,” he told Bernama, here.
Kurup said the BN government had also done a good job to change the country’s development landscape.
“Our country is now well-known internationally because of the serious efforts made by the BN government.
“The administration approach introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak including the 1Malaysia concept, transformation and the NKRA (National Key Result Area) shows that the existing government is serious in taking the country towards excellence,” he said.
Kurup said the people should realise that the opposition only knew how to make promises but did not have the capacity to fulfill them because they were not the government.
The Batu Sapi by-election will see a three-cornered fight between the Barisan Nasional (BN), the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
The BN candidate, Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin from Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) will face SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who was a former Sabah chief minister, while PKR is fielding lawyer Ansari Abdullah, who is also Tuaran PKR head.
The Batu Sapi parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent and two-term MP, Datuk Edmund Chong, following an accident on Oct 9.
In the March 2008 general election, Datuk Edmund Chong (BN) polled 9,479 votes while Dr Chung Kong Wing (Independent) had 5,771 votes. Chong won with a 3,708-vote majority.