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Community 17 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Three-cornered fight for Balai Ringin

His opponent is telling people not to vote for an outsider. To many in the Balai Ringin new seat, Snowdan Lawan of Parti Rakyat Sarawak may be a stranger but he can always depend on his father's influence.

Nation 17 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Polls campaigning getting dirtier in Ngemah

As polling day on May 20 approaches, the action is getting thicker and dirtier by the minute in the remote constituency of Ngemah, opposite the small town of Kanowit and upriver from Sibu.

Nation 19 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Barisan’s two danger areas

A nail-biting finish is expected in two of the three hot constituencies in northern Sarawak tomorrow.

Nation 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Barisan win a certainty

As Sarawakians cast their votes in the ninth state elections today, it is very clear what the result will be.

Community 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

SUPP to shore up support amid fears

Sarawak United People's Party, which has always been the state Barisan Nasional's second largest component, is worried that its position would be eroded if it loses some of the 19 seats it is contesting and if the proposed merger of Parti Rakyat Sarawak and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party takes place soon. Parti Rakyat has fielded nine candidates while Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party, seven, in today's polls.

Nation 21 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

SUPP’s loss is DAP’s gain

The Sarawak state elections saw a thumping victory for the dominant Malay-Melanau party, the Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB).

Nation 22 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Taib sworn in as CM for sixth term

Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was sworn in as Sarawak chief minister for the sixth consecutive term last night.

Nation 22 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Uncertain future stares some leaders in the face

The tussle for the Ngemah and Belaga seats that heightened when the incumbents were dropped as Barisan Nasional candidates saw the coalition losing a prized seat.

Nation 23 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Taib: A wake-up call for state BN

The loss of nine seats in the just-concluded state election was a wake-up call for Barisan Nasional coalition parties here not to take anything for granted, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Nation 26 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Party merger talks hit snag

Talks on the proposed merger between Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has apparently hit a snag.