When Pak Lah announced the dissolution of parliament on Feb. 13, I was in front of my computer blogging on PM's visit. I bitterly missed the news.
With the D-Day (dissolution day) befallen,the veil over the candidate for Sarikei constituency would have to be lifted.
As hotly speculated, Dato' Ting and Andrew Wong were delisted. Seriously, it did not come as a sutprise to me at all.
On the race to the candidature, Ding Kwong Hiing emerged a dark horse.
At the initial stage when he was speculated, Ding shied away. His unreceptive manner was definitely understandable - you see, the mess in which Sarikei constituency is in has made the fight a very tough battle.
But Ding is obviously obliging, especially when the blessings are from the top.
The naming of Kwong Hiing as the man for the race shows SUPP's dilemma. As far as candidature is concerned, SUPP has no final say. The ones to call shot are the big bosses. Helplessness is the word for Tan Sri Dr. George Chan.
Besides DAP, some independent candidates are tipped to join in the race to make it extremely feverish.
Ding has a rough path to go through, facing ambushes on the way!
It is lamentable that SUPP in Bintangor has to be in such a sorrowful state, slashing each other to benefit only the rival!
Kwong Hiing is an alumnus of Chung Cheng Secondary School. He was my senior when we were there way back in 70s.
Soft-spoken and virile, Ding was active during his school days at Chung Cheng. He was very popular in school, partly due to his gentlemanly disposition and handsome appearance.
I wish him all the best!
The picture of Ding Kwong Hiing is by courtesy of http://www.mengleiwong.blogspot.com/