Saturday, March 15, 2014
Balingian by-election: Yussibnosh Balo named as Barisan's candidate
He was announced as the candidate by Barisan deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Civic Centre here Saturday afternoon.
Yussibnosh, 46, is a local Christian Melanau from Kampung Tellian.
"We believe he is the best candidate for us. His last post was as a district officer in a place very close to Balingian, so he knows this area well," Muhyiddin told a press conference after the announcement.
Thanking the Barisan leadership for their trust in him, Yussibnosh said his experience as a district officer would help him serve the people if he were elected.
"The work will be similar, it's just in a different capacity," he said.
He resigned from the post last Friday after being informed that he would be the candidate.
He served 21 years as a civil servant and is married with seven children.