Pelangai by-election: Kasim to fulfill five commitments if chosen as representative

01 Oct 2023 04:59pm
Pelangai state by-election candidate for PN Kasim Samat visiting residents of Kampung Shafie. - BERNAMA FILE PIX
Pelangai state by-election candidate for PN Kasim Samat visiting residents of Kampung Shafie. - BERNAMA FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - Pelangai state by-election Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Kasim Samat aims to fulfill five commitments as announced during the by-election campaigns.

The five commitments were to increase Pelangai people’s literacy in the Quran, expanding cultural arts, raise as much funds as possible for youths, teenagers and the people who were less fortunate and always stand with the people as well as being easily approached.

“In other words I will dedicate myself to them (voters) in line with the tagline ‘Mudoh Bawa Bincang’ (to easily engage in discussions),” he said

Kasim said any issues that were to happen will be negotiated on and it would become a blessing to ensure the public prospered.

“If I win, I will carry the voices of the Pelangai people in the State Legislative Assembly, even though we are on the opposition side and not receiving allocation, I will ensure that the government is always aware of the problems the Pelangai people face.

“I will work together with government agencies available and channel necessary aids the public should be receiving because the voices of the opposition is heard more in the State Assembly sessions compared to those ruling,” he said.

When asked what inspired him to contest, he said it was his father’s message to him and that when he was young he had gone through hardships.

“There are two things why I want to become a representative in this area.

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“My father was the founder of the Pas Felda Chemomoi branch which had us receiving a lot of pressure at the time.

“My father told me to become a leader you need experience. My father continued his struggle and until today and never failed to send in a report or not hold an annual general assembly.

“Secondly was due to the struggles in our lives. Cycling over 12 kilometres for two years and riding oil palm lorries to school.

“I still remember the teachers saying at the time that children of settlers should remember that the struggles did not mean that you could not study. The struggles were meant to be overcome.

“Those successful should return to the village and remind their siblings, other locals and friends to study hard. If they do so they can succeed and become leaders," he said.