Saturday, March 15, 2014

Balingian by-election: Yussibnosh Balo named as Barisan's candidate

Former Dalat district officer Yussibnosh Balo has been announced as Barisan Nasional's candidate for the Balingian by-election.

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.

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