Voon Lee Shan (right) announcing Ignatius Joseph Bunsuan as PBK’s candidate for in Batu Danau.
MIRI: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan on Thursday announced its central committee member Ignatius Joseph Bunsuan as the party’s candidate for Batu Danau in the next state election.
Joseph obtained his MBA (Managerial Economics) and BA (Economics) from USA, Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic & International Studies from Oxford University, England and Executive Certificate in Project Management Professionals from Warwick University/UTM.
He has vast administrative and management experiences after serving for 39 years in both the public and the private sectors.
Joseph has been active in politics, being one of the co-founders of SNAP Youth Limbang Division in 1988 and served as its Secretary and later on chairman, an exco member of SNAP Youth Sarawak and was also a member of BN Youth Sarawak.
He was also a personal assistant (PA) to the late Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min, who was Minister of Tourism and Local Government.
PBK said Joseph has been active in socio- cultural activities and was a former president of Sarawak Bisaya Association( 1988 – 1998) and appointed as Board Members/Advisors to both local and foreign NGOs.
Joseph was also a councillor of Limbang District Council for 10 years and has written several articles on local socio-economics and political matters.
A semi-retired project management consultant, he will face most likely incumbent assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang of GPS, and other opponents from Parti Bersatu Sarawak and PKR which have indicated interest in joining the fray.
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