Monday, October 4, 2010

Chong dares Taib to contest in Kuching

KUCHING – Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen is challenging Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to contest in Kuching.

In a press conference yesterday, Chong said Taib should not "hide" in rural areas like Balingian but instead contest in the state capital as it is only fitting for a Chief Minister to do so.

“Why hide in the rural areas with only a few thousand voters. Come to Kuching. The DAP is inviting you,” he said.

Chong said there are five state seats in Kuching that Taib could choose from.

All the five seats were contested under SUPP in the 2006 election. Chong said he believed that SUPP would be willing to swap a seat with Taib for the rural area.

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