Leading party figures contesting in the 12th Sarawak state election submitted their nomination papers during the period for submission of the documents which closed at 10am today.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu president and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Abang Johari Openg, who had held the Satok seat since 1981 before deciding to switch to Gedong in this election, submitted his nomination papers at the Gedong community hall.
His two deputy chief ministers, Douglas Uggah Embas and Awang Tengah Ali Hasan meanwhile submitted their nomination papers for the Bukit Saban and Bukit Sari seats respectively.
Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Dr Sim Kui Hian filed his nomination papers for Batu Kawah at the Padawan Municipal Council building at the Mile 10 Bazaar, while Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Tiong King Sing submitted his at the Sibu Jaya public library for the Dudong seat.
Both SUPP and PDP are GPS component parties.
Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen filed his nomination papers at the Kuching South City Council auditorium for the Padungan constituency while Parti Sarawak Bersatu president Wong Soon Koh submitted his for the Bawang Assan seat at the Sibu Civic Centre.