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Date: 23 Nov 1999
Sivarasa takes a walk around Pandan Jaya
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition parliamentary candidate hopeful Sivarasa Rasiah went on a walkabout and introduced himself to the public at Pandan Jaya yesterday. The batik-clad lawyer was accompanied by the PAS candidate for the Lembah Jaya state seat Iskandar Abd Samad and DAP's candidate for Ampang state seat, Yap Kok Heng.
Sivarasa, who is standing for the Ampang Jaya parliamentary seat, spoke to members of the public and gave out leaflets advertising his capabilities as "the people's advocate."
Sivarasa also sought information from the constituents on their wishes and complaints.
Preferring to stay mobile, Sivarasa said he preferred to analyse the political situation in Ampang Jaya.
He promised that he would highlight problems in the area, including infrastructure, housing, environment and crime rate while on his campaign trail.
"I know that some residents in a housing area here have been affected by flooding problems for quite some time.
"I would rather talk about issues that are close to the layman first," he added.
Sivarasa, who is Parti Rakyat Malaysia's Ampang Jaya division chairman, will face incumbent Barisan Nasional's Datuk Ong Tee Keat in the parliamentary seat contest.