Knowing Me

Recently I found this old article from STAR online, my earliest interview as soon as  elected as ADUN Rawang. I would like to share this with you for knowing me better.

Friday March 28, 2008
Rawang assemblyman goes for rounds on her motorcycle

MY ADUN: Rawang

Gan’s trusted companion: Four years and still going strong.

Full name: Gan Pei Nei
Party: PKR
Age: 27
Marital Status: Single
Currently residing in: Taman Bersatu in Rawang
Education: Degree in Mass Communication (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Profession: Full time politician
Constituency: Rawang (under the Selayang parliamentary constituency)
Service centre: At 33A Jalan Bersatu 10, Taman Bersatu in Rawang and is open from 9am to 6pm. Gan meets up with the people every Wedneday and Friday from 5pm to 10pm. Gan can also be reached at 03-6093 7033
Gan’s trusted companion: Four years and still going strong.

SHE might be an elected representative of the state, but Rawang assemblyman Gan Pei Nei still prefers to keep it simple in every aspect of her life.

Apart from her new role, everything else remains the same. Transportation for her is still a Modenas Kriss 110cc motorcycle, a trusted companion that she’s has had for the past four years.

“I prefer riding a motorcycle as it’s easier to manoeuvre through traffic jams and of course the view is always much better,” said Gan.

During the election, Gan, who used to live in Section 5, travelled daily on her motorcycle to give ceramahs.

“The only inconvenience is when it rains or there is lightning, otherwise it’s a pretty comfortable ride,” said Gan who currently resides in Rawang.

“But I personally feel that riding a motorcycle makes me more approachable to the people here,” said Gan.

The PKR candidate won the state seat with 10,467 votes against BN’s Goh Ai Ling who got 6,275 seats and independent candidate Chandrasegaran Arumugam who secured 704 votes.

She joined PKR in 2004 and headed the PKR service centre in Batu before being asked to set up a PKR branch in Rawang early this year.

StarMetro: How much time to do you spend on the computer?

Gan: Three hours each day.

StarMetro: What kind of music do you listen to? Name a favourite song?

Gan: Sentimental and Jazz, My favourite song is Come Away With Me by Norah Jones.

StarMetro: What do you read? What was the last book you read?.

Gan: Magazines especially the ones on political figures. The last book I read was Hilary to Rice by Yokiko Kishimoto.

StarMetro: How do you stay healthy?

Gan: I swim once a week at Universiti Malaya and play badminton once a week at Subang Jaya. Whenever I am free, I go for jungle trekking at Bukit Gasing.

StarMetro: What languages do you speak?

Gan: Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Bahasa Malaysia

StarMetro: What is the gadget you can’t do without?

Gan: My mobile since it links me to the people and I can surf the net too.

StarMetro: Do you have any pets?

Gan: Not at the moment since I don’t have the time. But I am thinking of getting a dog in the future.

StarMetro: Name a person you look up to and why?

Gan: It has to be Wan Azizah since she’s all about championing people’s right.

StarMetro: Favourite actor and why?

Gan: Stephen Chow because he is a funny actor and most of his movies have good social messages.


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