MIRI: Five incumbents of Sarawak state constituencies in Bekenu, Lambir, Piasau, Senadin and Marudi will defend their seats in the 12th Sarawak state election on Dec 18.

Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg(pix) who confirmed the matter said the five incumbents have worked hard serving their respective areas.

“Insya Allah, we will retain (the five assemblymen) so that the team could assist me in the larger team in GPS,” he said when speaking at a ‘Leader With the People’ dinner here yesterday.

The five assembly personalities are Datuk Rosey Yunus (Bekenu); Ripin Lamat (Lambir); Datuk Sebastian Ting (Piasau); Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin (Senadin); and Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil (Marudi).

When asked by reporters after the event, on the fate of two more incumbents in Miri Division, namely Telang Usan and Mulu, Abang Johari hinted he would be making an announcement in his visit to Mulu today.-Bernama