Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Taib Mahmud is expected to lead some 5,000 BN supporters to the nomination centre at the Lubok Antu Mini Stadium this morning, reports the Borneo Post.
Among the BN big guns expected to join him in the show of support for their candidate, Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, are Umno vice-president Shafie Apdal, Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Parti Rakyat Sarawak president James Masing.
On the opposing side, Khalid Ibrahim and other PKR leaders will accompany their candidate, Jawah Gerang.
Meanwhile, James Masing has praised Taib sky-high, referring to the chief minister as the “glue” that binds the Sarawak BN coalition together. For an ‘entertaining’ read, click here.
Masing gets ‘extra points’ for sycophantic comments such as these:
Pehin Sri, in spite of all the half truths and half lies, and some criticisms that are down right lies, you have carried the burden of leadership with pride and you have kept the coalition going despite the challenges you were and are made to face.
Some of these challenges are man-made – and I was one of those who made them at one stage – while others are natural disasters.
To avoid the dangers of these political pitfalls and come out shining is not an easy task. You have done it, sir, with flying colours.