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Sarawak assembly elects Dayang Madinah as Senator for another term

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dayangKUCHING, May 21 – The Sarawak Legislative Assembly today elected Dayang Madinah Tun Abang Openg as senator for another term beginning July 19 this year.

Her name was proposed by Datuk Fatimah Abdullah (BN-Dalat) and seconded by Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (BN-Bukit Sari).

Dayang Madinah defeated Andrew Lo Kian Nyan, a candidate proposed by the opposition, by a majority of 36 votes.

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She garnered 53 votes while Lo, who was proposed by Baru Bian (PKR-Ba’ Kelalan) and seconded by Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek), secured 17 votes.

Dayang Madinah, who is the vice-chief of the women’s wing of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), was first elected senator on July 19, 2010.

– BERNAMA