Pakatan candidate for Semenyih announces plans to help B40 group


SEMENYIH: The Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Semenyih by-election has announced plans to set up committees to provide locals in the B40 group with information about the aid given by the state government.

“One of my plans in the future is to set up a special committee in every polling district, so that the people will know and can get information about the incentives," said Muhammad Aiman Zainali.

“I also plan for the village heads to have a committee to disseminate information about the assistance by the Selangor government because there are many who do not know about it,” he told reporters on Monday (Feb 18) afternoon.

Muhammad Aiman also said that one of the common suggestions he heard from locals in Semenyih is to build a hospital there.

"This is because the hospital in Kajang is congested. I am aware of this too because I am from here," he said.

“We have health clinics, which are not enough to fulfil demands here,” he said, adding that he will raise up this issue to be discussed though it will not be officially part of his manifesto.

He added that he will unveil his plans for the state constituency at a later date.

When asked about the locals’ reception of his candidacy, Aiman said it has been positive so far.

“The feedback has been good, they said they are happy with a young candidate because a young candidate is more active,” he said.

Muhammad Aiman said he will be focusing on campaigning
although there were reports of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s warm reception in Semenyih.

“I may feel ‘threatened’ to a certain degree, but I hope to continue to be approachable and develop a rapport with the locals,” he said.

When asked about the non-Malays’ support in the constituency, he said it is still too early to tell.

“We have to wait and see. It has only been three days (since nomination). We will see after this week,” he said.