Selangor Journal

GE15: Gobind aware of Damansara residents’ grievances over development projects

By Sulyn Chong

SHAH ALAM, Nov 14 — Pakatan Harapan’s parliamentary candidate for Damansara in the ongoing 15th general election (GE15), Gobind Singh Deo, acknowledges the constituency has undergone large-scale development that are a sore point for its residents.

The Star reported him as saying he is determined to focus on ways to encourage sustainable development in Damansara.

“This is happening not only in Damansara, but also the surrounding areas. We need to look at the different areas and deal with them individually.

“I will work closely with the relevant state assemblymen and respective councillors, if I am elected,” said Gobind during a ceramah in Taman Segambut last Wednesday (November 9) night.

He believes it is important for an MP to connect with their constituents, which can be done in many ways.

“I went beyond town hall meetings as the former Puchong MP, and instead did it via invitations to different talks, alongside my work in Parliament.

“Ultimately it is engagement with the people, and it depends on invitations we receive from the different people,” Gobind said.

The DAP deputy chairman added it is important to identify problems impacting the different areas and find solutions on the state and Federal levels. He cited the issues of abandoned housing projects and floods as one example.

“We must deal with the flooding problems quickly. From what we saw last year, the damage to properties was extensive. It is important to work on developing a system for years to come as soon as we can, and not just for a few months in the year.

“Work has started on the ground and I will certainly raise the issue in Parliament to find solutions to these problems,” he said.

Gobind was moved from Puchong to contest in Damansara for GE15, while Yeo Bee Yin, who won the seat of Bakri in Johor during the 14th general election in 2018, will now contest in Puchong.

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