Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Batang Ai By-election Part 2

A large billboard at Lubok Antu Town of BN's candidate for Batang Ai, Mr. Malcom Mussen Lamoh.

Mr. Malcom Mussen Lamoh at an Iban longhouse last Saturday night where a traditional 'Miring' ceremony was held to bless and wish him good luck in the election.

Dato Seri Dr. James Masing, PRS Chairman cum BN's Director Of Operations and also Sarawak's Minister of Land Development (left) and Datuk Joseph Salang, PRS Information Chief and Malaysia's Deputy Water,Energy and Communications Minister were among other VIPs at the 'Miring' ceremony.

PRS operation centre at Lubok Antu.

Temporary tents to accommodate police personnel were put up at many strategic locations within the Lubok Antu District. Police are also stationed in many longhouses.

Longhouses flying the BN flags and posters.

A group of Malay supporters putting up a BN banner in their village.

BN supporters lining up in the open field beside the Lubok Antu Sports Complex and nomination centre.

2-3,000 BN supporters marching towards the nomination centre.

Accompanied by the BN candidate Mr. Malcom Mussen Lamoh, Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, the two deputy chief ministers Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan and Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Afred Jabu leading other State and Federal Ministers and VIPs on the march to the nomination centre.

Dato Sri Dr. James Masing was seen here with Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan.

More BN supporters marching to the nomination centre.

Supporters from BN and PKR standing side by side in the open field of the Lubok Antu Sports Complex .

A police helicopter was seen circling several times above the open field.

Sarawak Chief Minister flied in from Kuching in a helicoper, marched from the BN operation centre to the nomination centre ( about 1 km). He was later driven in this official car to the waiting helicopter after nomination had closed.
I salute this police officer who was very patient and always maintained a big smile while directing heavy traffic on the road infront of the nomination centre.

Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui (wearing white shirt) from BN-SUPP. He is the Federal Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities and SUPP Organising Secretary.

Datuk Dr. Soon Choon Teck, Sarawak Assistant Housing Minister (right) and Datuk David Teng Lung Chi, Sarawak Assistant Minister for Local Government/Assistant Minister for Environment and Food Industries walking towards the nomination centre.

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