27 Feb 2008

Voting for daddy

Iking proves she is daddy’s girl at the polls
26-02-2008 12:09:03 PM

PETALING JAYA: Actress and TV host Daphne Iking is going to vote for the first time, come March 8.

And her vote will go to a special person – her father, who is contesting the Tambunan seat held by incumbent Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan. Ex-policeman Mozes Michael Iking is contesting under a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket, against the Kadazandusun paramount leader and former chief minister.

The other contender is Koh Kui Tze @ Francis Koh Lui Tze who is contesting as an independent. Pairin, the Parti Bersatu Sabah president, has held the seat since 1976.

“Regardless of which party my dad is from, he is still my father and I will support him,” Iking said.

The election will be a family affair because Iking will be flying home with husband Ryan Chong and three-month-old daughter Isobel Daniella Iking-Chong. Iking said she was raring to return to Kota Kinabalu to show support for her family and that the election was the first political step for her father.

“He has read law and banking and I am sure he wants to do something about it,” she added.

Asked if she would be campaigning with him, Iking, in a disappointed tone, said:

“It is unfortunate that I will not be able to do the ‘rounds’ with him as I have work and a very hectic schedule during the campaign period.”

P/s: Wasn't her father the ex-Director of the defunct Sabah Bank