Election committee for UPP Batu Kawah
Liu (seated third right) with some of his election committee members before the press conference at the UPP Batu Kawah branch office in Kuching City Mall. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi
KUCHING: The Batu Kawah branch of United People’s Party (UPP) yesterday announced that it had set up its branch Election Committee for the coming state election.
Its chairman Liu Thian Leong said the setting up of the committee was in line with the party’s directive.
“The directive is for every UPP branch and for all of us to get our machinery ready for the coming state election that could be held in March or April 2016, he said.
“The election committee will be headed by me and 25 other senior branch committee members,” Liu added.
Liu revealed this at the press conference at their branch Office in Kuching City Mall here yesterday.
He said members of the branch election committee are Liu Thian Leong (chairman), Bong Lim Fatt (deputy chairman), Penghulu Pui Wen Mei (vice-chairman), Kapitan Bong Sai Ling (vice-chairman), Kety Mary James Jumin (vice-chairman), Christine Bong Joo Pin (secretary), Voon Bu Kit and Lee Siew Mui (assistant secretaries), Kenny Chong Thian Poh (treasurer) Allen Hii Leh Mee (assistant treasurer), Paul Fong Foot Khiong, Voon Bu Kit, Liu Ting Jiun (publicity secretaries), Leo Yong Jin, Stanley Ng Tze Kok (organising secretaries), Andrew Chong Bui Tat, Chai Jun Chen, William Tang Sing Hui (traffic officers), Soon Kok Jie (welfare officer), Ng Kuan Sean, Kety Mary James Jumin, Nosy Yoib, Lina Jomek, Juita Badum and Misi Gramman (assistant welfare officers).
Liu said the election committee line-up may change as the election draws nearer to ensure that the branch is better organised and ready to face the election.
“But at the moment this is our line-up and the election committee was formed as per directive from UPP head office,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Liu disclosed that in response to the people’s request, the branch would soon carry out a project to widen the 1.3km Jalan Hua Soon at Rantau Panjan near Sungai Tapang in Batu Kawah.
“Once widened, the road will be tar-sealed and upon completion it will ease traffic congestion and allow users to use the two lanes.
This project is not undertaken by the government but by ourselves as we want to help some 20 families in the area to have better infrastructure,” he added.
“For this project, we have to solicit for our own funds as there is no government grant and if there are others willing to help there are welcome,” he said.
Liu estimated the project to cost around RM200,000.
Source: The Borneo Post onlime.