Chong (third right) together with other DAP members showing the Ubah mascots at their headquarters yesterday.
KUCHING: Sarawak DAP will be hosting a grand dinner on Oct 16 in Sibu to kick start their preparations for the coming state election.
The dinner will also be used as a platform for the party to raise funds for their election campaign through the auctioning of five numbered ‘Ubah’ mascots.
“There are only five of this (Ubah mascots) in the whole world. It will be auctioned and the highest bidder during the dinner will bring it home,” DAP state chairman Chong Chieng Jen told a press conference at their headquarters here yesterday.
He called on DAP supporters from near and far to attend the dinner.
When asked as to why Sibu was chosen to start their campaign, Chong said it was due to DAP’s unfinished business.
“We have a specific unfinished business to finish off,” said Chong, deflecting questions on what the ‘unfinished’ business was.
Chong, who is Kota Sentosa assemblyman and Bandar Kuching MP, also revealed that their election campaign slogan and theme song were being finalised and would be made public soon.
On another note, he said there was no reason for Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem to bar any opposition leader from entering the state, apparently referring to DAP publicity chief Tony Pua who was asked to leave the state recently.
“There should be proper justice and fairness not because of personal dealings or the interests of Barisan Nasional,” he added.
Meanwhile, the state DAP will be submitting a proposal to Adenan today to improve the outer ring road in Sibu under the next state budget.
Chong further said state DAP would be holding the State Ordinary Members Convention at Crown Square on Nov 8 to elect 15 committee members, which is expected to be participated by 150 delegates.