Party lines and discipline remains very much in PKR See Chee Hows vocalbury and he believes in the politics of agreement instead of the confrontational stance. In a telephone interview he told audie61 that he is giving way to DAP to keep the spirit of the opposition alive and if DAP feels that they can topple and win the seat he will abide by the Central and State leadership election committee.
If everyone squabbles and are unreasonable it will be “free for all” against the BN coalition. Of course he says keeping his next move very much guarded meaning that he will be offered another seat but just saying,” When one door closes the other will open.”
We will still see Chee How the PKR Sarawak Information Chief contesting in this 10th state elections. See Chee how said,” its another lady taking on the might of SUPP in Batu Kawah” She might also do what Violet Yong did in 2006 that is being a giant killer when she beat Sim Kheng Hui, who was the state assemblyman for Pending since the state election in 1991 and was the Assistant Minister of Culture and Urbanisation, with a majority of 4,372 votes.
This time its Christina Chiew a 26 year old and an engineer who works for an industrial company at Muara Tabuan and is also a Special Assistant to State Assemblywoman for Pending, Violet Yong.
She will be taking on an Assistant Minister in the Chief Ministers office Tan Joo Pooi 59 year old who holds a diploma in management from the university of technology Australia. In 2006 Tan a newcomer then locked horns with PKR Wong Huan Yu and comfortably defeated his opponent in this semi urban constituency of nearly 16327 voters.
Christina will be eyeing to follow the footsteps of her master in Violet and she will certainly be given some lessons on how “to win over the voters” Will she be allowed to do that? Its up to Tan Joo Pooi to stop her from making any headway. The BN team in Batu Kawah will have their hands full and it will be up to the coalition to assist Tan.
If there are any cracks within the BN coalition Christina will set her sights on capitalising on the weaknesses.Its up to Tan and his team to safeguard this safe BN bastion. We will know by 16th of april whether Christina will be victorious or crushed.