The three candidates Narawi (Independent) Robert Lau Hui Yew (BN-SUPP) and Wong Ho Leng (PR-DAP)

Pakatan Rakyat – DAP candidate Wong Ho Leng and Barisan Nasional – SUPP’s Robert Lau Hui Yew wish to see a straight fight faded when spoiler Narawi Haron jump in.

Robert Lau Hui Yew was the first to hand in his papers at the nomination centre at the Sibu Civic Centre at 9.03am, followed by Wong at 9.04am and Narawi Haron handed in his nomination papers at 9.13 am.

Pakatan Rakyat supporters heading towards the nomination center

The nomination was closed at 10am. Thousands of supporters from both sides, had gathered at Sibu town since early today, causing traffic congestion on roads leading to the nomination centre.

BN supporters

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud headed the BN supporters in a two-km march from the Delta Estate while DAP was led by its Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) by president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail.

Security around the nomination centre was tightened as policemen were in full force to direct traffic and maintain order.

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