5 May – Election Day
20 April – Nomination Day
Dr Joachim Gunsalam is the PBS candidate for Kundasang, probably causing this:
Pairin makes an about turn, where he announces that Louis Rampas & Johnny Goh, who he had announced as PBS candidates on the 16th, are dropped, with Joniston Bangkuai & Joseph Paulus Lantip replacing them.
PKR candidates official announcements.
Notable personalities dropped: Ansari Abdullah, in favour of Wilfred Bumburing (APS), who will contest in both Tuaran parliamentary and Tamparuli state seats. Of all Ansari’s list of 7 candidates, only Anthony Mandiau (Tandek) and Jonathan Yassin (Ranau) made it to the official list.
BN candidates official announcements.
Notable personalities making a comeback:
- Isa Samad (Jempol), who was suspended by Umno between 2005 & 2008 for money politics;
- Mohd Ali Rustam (Bukit Katil), disqualified from contesting for Umno presidency due to money politics.
Notable personalities dropped:
In Sabah: Karim Bujang (Umno), Justin Guka (Upko), John Teo (Upko), Donald Mojuntin (Upko).
In Semenanjung: Ibrahim Ali, Rais Yatim, Ng Yen Yen, Ong Tee Keat, Radzi Sheikh Ahmad.
The 3 former Perak PR ADUNs – Hee Yit Foong, Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu – who jumped ship in February 2009 and contributed to the collapse of the Perak PR government.
Notable personalities not contesting:
Dr Chua Soi Lek (MCA president), Koh Tsu Koon (Gerakan president) and Peter Chin (SUPP president).
PBS Secretary General, Henrynus Amin, who was not listed as a candidate, reportedly protested by updating his Facebook profile to say “former PBS Secretary General.”
Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib joins PAS. He is the former Umno vice-president, Rural and Regional Development Minister, UMNO information chief and Menteri Besar of Selangor, contested the post of UMNO deputy president in 2009 (lost).
Ansari pre-empts PKR central leadership by listing 7 candidates, reportedly because “PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has promised the state autonomy in making decisions pertaining to Sabah.” The candidates are: Ansari (Tuaran), Dr Chong Eng Leong (Sepanggar), Mazhry Nasir (Putatan), Anthony Mandiau (Kota Marudu), Mursalim Tanjul (Kudat), Saidil Simoi (Kota Belud) and Jonathan Yassin (Ranau).
Dissolution of Parliament and most state assemblies.