Sarawak Polls: No such thing as a sure win, I have to work hard for votes like everyone else, says Tiong


SIBU: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for Dudong Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (pic) has brushed aside talk that he will "surely win" the seat in the Dec 18 Sarawak state election.

"As a five-term MP (for Bintulu) with a considerable history in politics, it is widely believed that I have a good chance with my experience. But the truth is, there is no such thing as a sure win in this world," he said on Facebook on Thursday (Dec 9).

Tiong said he still had to work hard like the other candidates to win votes.

"In politics, I'll be upfront with (people). If I am able, I'll get it done to the best of my abilities. Otherwise, it is wrong to promise the sun and the moon, and come up with nothing in the end," he said.

Touching on the eight-cornered fight for the seat, he said it is a certainty that votes will be scattered.

On whether he would continue his duties as Bintulu MP and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to China should he win in Dudong, he said his team had done very well in helping him fulfil his responsibilities.

"You may ask the people of Bintulu whether I have ignored them since being appointed Special Envoy. I may have lapsed on some matters but this is normal for everyone.

"I have done my best to resolve the issues brought to my attention," he said.

He called on voters to make a rational choice to elect candidates who will make a difference in the areas they serve.

"If they are worthy of your trust, give them a chance. Choose the assemblyperson who deserves it," he added.

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