GE15: Ex-Segamat MP Subramaniam roped in to canvass for MIC candidate


SEGAMAT: MIC is working hard to win back its lone parliamentary seat in Johor including roping in its former president and its former MP to canvass for votes in the constituency.

Tan Sri Dr S. Subramaniam, who was Segamat MP for three terms since 2004, had been going around to help his fellow party mate Tan Sri M. Ramasamy who was contesting the seat now.

Subramaniam, who campaigned for two days, felt that Barisan Nasional would have an edge in wresting control of the seat from the opposition this time around.

He said this was the only seat among the 26 parliamentary seats in Johor with three Indian candidates from the three major coalitions.

Barisan was fielding MIC treasurer general Ramasamy while Pakatan Harapan had fielded its supreme council member R. Yuneswaran. Gerakan Tanah Air’s Syed Hairoul Faizey was also contesting the seat.

Perikatan Nasional had named P. Poobalan as its candidate.

"So far in Barisan, I see Umno and MCA going around as a team to help the Indian candidate.

"However I do not see DAP helping the Indian candidate from PKR or PAS helping the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Indian candidate," he said, adding that he would be voting in Segamat this Saturday (Nov 19).

Subramaniam lost in the 2018 political tsunami to PKR’s Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara Kumar. Edmund had since left the party and was not contesting in GE15.

"People are unhappy with the previous MP for not being around, especially during floods," he said, hoping that the local people would give Barisan a chance this time.

He added that since his time as MP, a lot of allocation had been spent on improving the infrastructure in the area and also on flood mitigation.

The constituency has 69,360 voters.

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