Friday June 22, 2012
Dr Zambry surprises residents with impromptu visit
By ELWEEN LOKE
SEVERAL residents in Taman Tersusun Pundut were taken by surprise when Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir made an unplanned visit to their homes in Lumut recently.
After having lunch with residents at the community hall in the neighbourhood, Dr Zambry and his convoy visited breast cancer survivor Rohani Abdul Rahman.
Rohani, 54, said she had only found out during lunch that Dr Zambry wanted to drop by her house.
“I immediately rushed home, which is just a two minute walk from the hall, thinking that I could prepare some snacks before he came.
“But he arrived just as I was about to step into the kitchen,” she said.
Knowing that Rohani had her left breast removed some four months ago, Dr Zambry encouraged her to think and live positively as it could help her recuperate faster.
“I am grateful for his concern,” she said, almost in tears.
Rohani, who stopped selling Malay snacks and pastries after contracting breast cancer, would be on medical supervision for the next five years to make sure she was free of the disease.
Dr Zambry, who is also Pangkor assemblyman, also visited Asiah Yaacob, who is unable to walk after injuring her pelvis.
“It is very kind of Dr Zambry to visit an old lady like me despite his busy schedule,” she said.
Asiah, 85, had recently undergone an operation to insert metal rods into her pelvic bone to strengthen her pelvis.
Meanwhile, Noraini Osman, 47, and her relatives were already waiting eagerly for Dr Zambry when he arrived.
“Dr Zambry gave me invaluable advice on how to expand my business,” said Noraini, who after becoming an express bus ticketing officer for 10 years, was recently appointed as a ticketing agent by two companies in the Manjung and Hilir Perak districts.
Pasir Panjang Barisan Nasional coordinator Dr Azizah Johor accompanied Dr Zambry throughout the visit.