Sabah DAP is ready to field at least two women candidates for the upcoming 14th General Election. Pix by OLIVIA MIWIL.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP will field at least two women candidates for the upcoming 14th General Elections, its chief Stephen Wong said today.

He said the party's election machinery had been preparing its potential candidates but declined to reveal which constituencies the party plans to contest.

Former Bersih Sabah 2.0 chief Janie Lasimbang was said to be one of the candidates to be fielded, most likely for Penampang parliamentary seat.

Janie, who is also former Suhakam commissioner, is currently helming the party's Wanita wing in the state.

"Don't think too much about it... we are still working out but Janie is a potential candidate.

"The party has also launched its election machinery at the fixed seats and are working out on other seats," he said during the launching of state Wanita wing and the party's 51st anniversary.

Present were DAP wanita chief Chong Eng, national publicity secretary Tony Pua and state PKR acting chief Christina Liew.

Earlier, Janie said women had significant roles in helping DAP win the elections as 50.2 per cent of voters turnout during the last polls were women.

Apart from Kota Kinabalu, the Wing's other divisions include Kudat, Tawau, Sandakan and the interiors.

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