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Former Lubok Antu MP Jawah Gerang is PKR man for Batang Ai.
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Monday, 23 March 2009 11:24
(The Malaysian Insider) - PKR has named former 5-term Lubok Antu MP Jawah Gerang for Batang Ai contest.
He will face Malcolm Mussen from Barisan Nasional’s PRS.
The outspoken Dayak politician Jawah Gerang was first elected to the Lubok Antu seat in a by-election in early 1990.
He was returned unopposed in the general election the same year, and again in the 1995 elections.
In 1999, he beat David Jemut of Parti Keadilan Nasional.
A Universiti Malaya economics graduate and former supreme council member of the de-registered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), he was forced to relinquish the seat in the 2008 general elections as it was given to Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), which he did not want to join as he was at odds with its president Datuk Seri Dr James Masing.
Nomination day is March 29 and the by election is scheduled for April 7, together with the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat and Bukit Selambau state by elections.
Petikan Akhbar The Star Online;
Published: Saturday March 14, 2009 MYT 3:43:00 PM
Updated: Saturday March 14, 2009 MYT 7:52:06 PM
Batang Ai: BN S’wak picks PRS' Malcolm Mussen (Update)
By JACK WONG
KUCHING: The Sarawak Barisan Nasional has uninamously agreed to field Malcolm Mussen anak Lamoh (pic) as its candidate in the Batang Ai by-election on April 7.
Lamoh's candidacy will be submitted by State coalition chairman and Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for approval.
Lamoh, who turns 50 on April 30, is an engineer with the state Agriculture Department since 1984. He is expected to resign from the department next week.
Born in Danau, Engkilili, he graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1983 and obtained his Master degree in manufacturing systems engineering from University of Warwick, Coventry, UK in 1998.
Lamoh is the sole candidate recommended by Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS),a component of the four-member state coalition.