As Malaysians stay glued to the electronic media listening to the budget 2011 tabled by the Prime Minister at Parliament, it is believed that Sabah Progressive Party has set up a blog (http://batusapi.blogspot.com/) in anticipation of the by-election for the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat. This is the earliest “confirmation” that the Sabah party would be contesting the parliamentary seat.
The seat fall vacant after the fatal accident involving incumbent MP YB Datuk Edmund Chong. The nomination has been set at 26 October with polling on the 4 November 2010 which is concurrently the same time as the Kelantan Galas state seat.
SAPP Supreme Council in its meeting tomorrow is expected to endorse the party to contest the seat. There has been no lobbying as candidate among the SAPP members unlike the Sabah Pakatan Rakyat where a few aspiring leaders are locked in discussion on their choice of candidate.
With the decision of SAPP to enter the fray the Batu Sapi by-election would most likely see a three corner fight between PBS-BN, PR and SAPP. However do not be surprise on the emerging of independent candidates which will make it the more the merrier.
No matter how many corner fight it is, the local would benefit from the economic influx as in any by-elections held thus far.