Sabah Political Correspondent Bugi Wijaya ( Sunday 1.00pm)
Sandakan : Reliable sources has confirmed that the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the parliamentary seat of P.185 Batu Sapi will Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin, the wife of the late MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah. The announcement which will be made at 2.00pm by the BN Sabah Chairman YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman will pit a new comer against a giant in Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee who will also be contesting the seat.
Sandakan has been a hive of activities with Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) having its Sabah State National Delegates Conference at the community centre here. BN leaders and supporters have also been arriving to lend a hand in the campaign for the by-election.
Pakatan Rakyat Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is also expected in Sandakan to announce their candidate in making it a minimum three corner fight for the seat which fell vacant following the fatal accident of the incumbent.
It is believe Sabah Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR) has reach a consensus on who will be their candidate for the parliamentary seat P.185 Batu Sapi. The de factor leader of PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who arrived in Sandakan on the earliest flight are in a meeting with PKR DIrector for Election Fuziah Salleh, PKR Batu Sapi Chief Hasnar Ibrahim, Sabah PKR Chief Ahmad Tamrin. Also in the meeting is PKR Tuaran Chief Ansari Abdullah who is expected to be the chosen one for PKR.