SEREMBAN: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Rantau by-election, Dr Streram Sinnasamy, expressed regret that certain quarters had put up banners bearing a picture of him with a slogan which he described as provocative.
He also expressed worry about his safety as the slogan “Ganyang samo dio”, which literally means “Crush (destroy) him”, could be misinterpreted as an instruction to “beat” him up.
“Every day, I am being provoked, but we (PH) will not retaliate by making provocations, too.
“What’s important is for us to stay focused because I want the people in Rantau to give me a chance.
“Maybe the provocations were meant to divert my attention but I will stay focused,” he told Bernama while campaigning at the Nyatoh People’s Housing Project here today.
Streram said he would lodge a police report concerning the banners, which were found to have been put up in several locations in Rantau and Kampung Pasir.
In the by-election on April 13, Streram will face Barisan Nasional’s Mohamad Hasan and two independents, Malar Rajaram and Mohd Nor Yassin.