Victory in Rantau would be Dr Streram’s special wedding anniversary gift

Victory in Rantau would be Dr Streram’s special wedding anniversary gift

RANTAU POLLS RANTAU: Clinching the Rantau state seat would be a perfect wedding anniversary gift for Dr S Streram as it coincides with the by-election today.

“Today has been a day I’ve been waiting for for a long time,” Dr Streram told reporters after casting his vote at SJK (T) Rantau here shortly after arriving at 8.27am.

“If I win it’ll be the best present for me and my family as I’ve been yearning to represent the people for a long time as their elected representative,” he added.

On this day, 34 years ago, Streram married X-ray specialist, Dr R Puspa Ghandi.

Number Four

He was also upbeat about being listed as the fourth candidate in the ballot paper today despite his rival, Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan referring to it as a sign of bad luck in the view of the Chinese community.

“I was born on the fourth, my number on the ballot is four and today the 13th if added up is four as well,” he said, and explained that the number one and three that make up today’s date equals four.

“As for my chances I feel confident. Now it’s up to the voters. As far as my wife is concerned she always wants me to serve the people.”

Victory plans

When asked what will be the first mission he undertakes if he wins he said: “Thank the people.

“The first thing I’ll do is go to the areas we visited and thank them for their trust.

“Next will be to bring Rantau out of the 61 years of its former rule. This is a big mission for me.

“I want to implement all the things we’ve been talking about like the health care, transport, housing and job opportunities. This will be done in stages.”

Streram is in four cornered fight with Mohamad and two independents – R Malarvizhi and Mohd Nor Yasin.

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