Kuala Lumpur: Face-to-face engagement is the best way in understanding the people’s needs and wants, Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said.
Johari, who is running for the Titiwangsa parliamentary seat, said dialogues with the people were important to gain real input, such as one that was held with residents of Baiduri Apartment in Desa Pandan.
“Compared to political ‘ceramah’, I prefer to have more of these dialogues. It is to know what are the local issues they are facing.
“This is because each locality area has different problems and focuses,” he said in a posting on his official Facebook page.
The former second finance minister added that many from Desa Pandan voiced their grouses to him about the previously elected representative who had failed to work with government agencies, in resolving problems such as badly paved roads and traffic near school areas.
They also raised suggestions, including for the Kuala Lumpur City Hall to frequently trim trees as its cutting methods were environmentally unfriendly; as well as a proposal for a library in the constituency to create a conducive learning environment for children.
Johari also shared that when he was Titiwangsa member of parliament from 2013 to 2018, he had facilitated works, among others, to repaint the Baiduri Apartment blocks and the building of a bus station nearby.
In the 14th general election, Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun won the Titiwangsa seat in 2018 with a 4,139-vote majority, defeating Johari and Pas’s Mohamad Noor Mohamad.
In GE15 the Titiwangsa parliamentary in the 15th General Election sees a four cornered fight between Johari, Pakatan Harapan’s Khalid Abdul Samad, Pejuang’s Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Perikatan Nasional’s Dr Rosni Adam.