The 9th State election on 20 May, 2006 will have 71 constituencies up for grabs. In 2001, Barison won 61 and DAP won 1 out of 62 seats. Sarikei is in Repok constituency and Bintangor is in Maradong. Now for the good, the bad and the ugly. The good thing about elections is that every party starts to showcase its results and promises. The bad part is that each party points out what the other parties didn't do or can't do. The ugly portion in the old days were the noise of rallies, the flyers and posters of candidates glued to the walls.
In Sarikei, we have BN's incumbent, Datuk David Teng versus DAP's lady, Kung Kin Jin . In Bintangor, BN faces DAP's lady and 3 independents. Whoever wins the election, please build a Sarikei road to Tanjung Manis airport so that people can fly home directly and still have enough time to take a shower, go shopping and have laksa with Horlicks beng (cold in Hokkien) for supper.
For election background, click here. For alternative views, there's this non-official election blog which will go off the air 1 week after the election results are known, click here.