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GE13: Subang candidates hit the ground running

Our problems: Prakash (left) attending to residents in Ara Damansara. Our problems: Prakash (left) attending to residents in Ara Damansara.

INFRASTRUCTURE and education are some of the main topics that will be raised by Prakash Rao, who is Barisan Nasional’s candidate for the Subang parliamentary seat.

Prakash, an academician, said there was room for improvement in the area’s infrastructure.

“From my meetings with the residents, I have found that there are many issues that have yet to be addressed.

“Barisan, under Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership, has the tools for a better tomorrow.

“In fact, many problems have been settled by my team in the 75 days prior to the campaign period.

“Among the issues we addressed were the four-month electricity problem in Pasar Sungai Buloh, which we solved in just four days, and the problems at the low-cost flats in the constituency.

“Meanwhile, my experience as a teacher, lecturer and working in an NGO will come in handy, especially when it comes to strengthening our youngsters’ education,” said Prakash.

He added that he would use his experience as a private secretary to a former lawmaker to assist the community and he was all set for back-to-back ceramah throughout the campaign period.

With a five-cornered fight on his hands, incumbent MP R. Sivarasa, of PKR, is going all out on the campaign trail.

“He will speak at at least five mini ceramah and one public ceramah every day,” said his private secretary, Peter Chong.

Chong added that Sivarasa would discuss Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto and other issues during his ceramah.

Meanwhile, independent candidate Datuk Edros Abdullah, who is also a candidate for Kota Damansara state seat, said he knew and understood the problems faced by voters in the Subang constituency and he could address these grouses.

“For me, only a candidate from the area knows the problems faced by the residents.

“To-date there have been no MP or assemblyman representing the area who is actually from here, and it is time for that,” said Edros.

He added that he had put up election posters and was organising his own ceramah.

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