#prnsarawak Another straight fight is happening for the Baleh state seat, between incumbent Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing of BN and a new face from DAP, Agop Anak Linsong.

The official announcement was made by the Returning Officer, Zul Isup at the Dewan Suarah Kapit at 11.45am.

Earlier, Tan Sri Masing, who was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, arrived at the nomination centre with over 500 supporters.

Agop then filed his nomination papers at 9.05am, followed by Tan Sri Masing, who has represented Baleh for 33 years, 5 minutes later.

The constituency, an Iban rural majority seat, has 9,624 registered voters.

BN holds 5 of the 6 seats in Kapit.