Upko pledges election machinery to support DAP polls candidate

DAP’s Vivian Wong Shir Yee (middle) with the other candidates vying for the Sandakan parliamentary seat. On the extreme left is Parti Bersatu Sabah’s Linda Tsen Thau Lin.

SANDAKAN: The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) will move its election machinery to assist DAP candidate Vivian Wong Shir Yee in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election.

The party’s vice-president, Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick, said Upko will work with the other government parties, namely DAP, Warisan, PKR, PPBM and  Amanah, to ensure victory for the DAP candidate, Vivian Wong.

Upko president Wilfred Madius Tangau was also present and accompanied Wong to the nomination centre.

Ewon said that more than 600 Upko members were voters in Sandakan, from the party’s Libaran, Sandakan, Beluran and Kinabatangan Divisions.

Wong, 30, is being challenged by Parti Bersatu Sabah candidate Linda Tsen Thau Lin and three independent candidates. The by-election will be held on May 11. Early voting will be held on May 7.