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SABAH POLLS | PKR and Warisan Plus candidates fired up the grill to whet the people's appetite with a frog-themed dinner held to canvass support at a hawker centre in Kota Kinabalu yesterday.

The event themed "Bitter Gourd Frog Rice Fiesta" saw candidates and parliamentarians roasting frogs on skewers to symbolise the rejection of politicians who defected from their respective parties - which led to the ongoing Sabah state election.

Some 150 high-spirited party members and supporters, mostly clad in T-shirts featuring the portrait of caretaker Chief Minister Shafie Apdal, served the crowd with the frog dishes.

Warisan Plus Kapayan candidate Jannie Lasimbang, Likas candidate Tan Lee Fatt and PKR Api-Api candidate Christina Liew showed up to meet and greet the crowd.

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DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin were also present.

In her speech, Kok explored how frog meat could be used in special dishes and turned into by-products for the tourism industry.

"When Covid-19 goes away and tourists return in a few months from now, frog could be made a special dish in Sabah and they could be served to international tourists.

"We can also make frog kuih (dessert) and frog biscuits," she said.

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Kok urged voters to support Warisan Plus and PKR to ensure that they return to power in Sabah with a two-thirds majority.

Tan told Malaysiakini that the event was organised by former PBS Luyang division chief Chin Teck Ming, who recently quit the party.

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