349 candidates in Sarawak polls

by ASILA JALIL/ pic by BERNAMA

A total of 349 individuals have been named to contest in the Sarawak state election that will be held on Dec 18.

In total, 10 political parties have taken part in the state polls, along with an independent candidate.

Election Commission chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said all state seats will have multi-cornered fights with one seat having eight contenders.

“The special Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the prevention of Covid-19 in the Sarawak 12th state assembly election has been approved by the Ministry of Health on Dec 5, 2021,” he said in a press briefing today.

Polling is set on Dec 18 while early voting will take place on Dec 14.