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Sabah BN veterans make way for fresh faces in GE14 lineup.

Veteran Sabahan Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians are making way for the second generation and younger faces to step to the fore this GE14.

In unveiling the candidates today, caretaker Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman announced that Arthur Kurup, 35, son of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup will be contesting the Pensiangan parliamentary seat.

Musa's son, Hafez Yameni Musa. 41, will be contesting the Sipitang parliamentary seat, taking over from Datuk Sapawi Mohd, who will contest the Sindumin state seat instead.

Parti Bersatu Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin will not be defending his Keningau seat, paving the way for PBS youth chief Daniel Kinsik, but will be contesting his Tambunan state seat.

In Luyang, MCA incumbent Hieu King Chew will be stepping down and making way for Dr Pamela Yong, the daughter of former MCA Luyang candidate Datuk Agnes Shim.

UPKO's Ceasar Mandela Malakun will be contesting the Penampang parliamentary seat as expected while Umno Tenom youth chief Jamawi Jaafar will contest the Kemabong seat.

Joseph Kurup, when met, said that it was time for the state to put up younger leaders and support the next generation.

'It is good that young people start to take over. People like Arthur are visionary and can lead the young people into a new era,' he said, adding that he will remain president of the party and continue to strengthen the party.

In other developments, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan is moving from the Kota Belud Parliamentary seat to Sepanggar, while Usukan assemblyman Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak will take over the Kota Belud seat.

In Semporna, incumbent Bugaya assemblyman Datuk Ramlee Marahaban will contest the Semporna parliamentary seat while Datuk Razak Sakaran will contest the Bugaya seat.

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Publication:Malay Mail Online (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
Date:Apr 26, 2018
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