Violet Yong a lawyer by profession dealt a bitter blow and a nail in the heart of SUPP in the 2006 Sarawak Elections. Her win by defeating the SG of SUPP and also an Assistant Minister by 4372 was indeed a devastating blow. Pending was considered one of the stronghold for SUPP and no one would give her a ghosts of a chance to defeat Sim Kheng Hui in a predominantly Chinese area of 29503. She was on top of the slide but since then has her win put her in a position of over confidence?
Will you still hear the words,”Boh Soo’ (no problem) from the opposition supporters as they try to protect their fort..?? SUPP will “chiong”(attack) DAP Pending Incumbent .
Will she slide down and come down to earth and SUPP regains back Pending. We will know soon wouldn’t we..??
The voter turnout was 18986 and the DAP lawyer garnered 11632 while Sim managed 7260. The main issue during the 2006 campaign was the land rental premium plus some minor dissatisfaction led to SUPP paying the price and losing this bastion N10.
N10 Assemblywoman Incumbent Violet knows that she will face a tough opponent in Dr. Sim Kui Hian (the head of Sarawak General Hospital cardiac unit head) The PM has even endorsed his candidacy making it official for SUPP that “the people must not sacrifice this illustrious son,you must make him win.”
CM Taib aslo gave him his endorsement by saying,”He is a recognised specialist not only in Malaysia but also internationally.He is a good man to be your representative and you will not be ashamed of him.”
A political observer says that”Dr Sim comes with a clean slate and SUPP has given the Pending voters a highly promising and a candidate with excellent track record to win back the seat. DAP Yong the incumbent will feel the pinch and she will have a difficult time protecting her turf.
N10 BN component parties are all ready to assist the SUPP candidate and DAP will not know what hit her. She will be left licking her wounds and the good doctor will provide enough medicine for her to ease her pain. It’s pay back time……