KOTA KINABALU: Research analyst Amanda Yeo is Parti Warisan’s choice to take on its former ally DAP’s two-term MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Fong Hin.
Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal also named Alex Thien as their candidate for the Sandakan seat held by DAP’s Vivian Wong and KC Chen, a practising lawyer for Tawau.
Yeo, 29, has a Master of Science in International Relations from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University, and was a former member of DAP and its publicity executive secretary.
She was also a former aide to Sabah DAP secretary Phoon Jin Zhe.
Thien, 31, has a master degree in renewable energy, chemical engineering from Newcastle University, while Chen, 28, read law at Cardiff University.
Shafie said candidates who will become MPs must be those who dare to speak up for the people.
“We have capable and very educated candidates. We want those with quality and who can really voice out issues for the people,” he said.
In choosing these young candidates, he said he wants to regenerate the party and make sure there are young people to take the helm from the seniors in the party in future.
Shafie will be announcing Warisan candidates for Peninsular Malaysia on Nov 1.
Warisan expects to contest in about 30 parliamentary and state seats in seven states including Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Selangor.