Batu, Kuala Lumpur

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Batu is the name of a parliamentary constituency on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[1] not to be confused with the town and constituency of Batu Gajah in the Malaysian state of Perak.

Settlements which are part of Batu constituency include Sentul. The constituency has the most Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) public housing apartments and one of the highest rates of petty crime in the city.[2]

The current Member of Parliament of Batu is Tian Chua of Parti Keadilan Rakyat. He won against the Barisan Nasional candidate Lim Si Pin with a 9,455 majority.

Population[edit]

There are about 80,000 voters in the constituency with 42% Malays, 41% Chinese, 15% Indians and 2% others.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Gullick, J.M. (1981.) "Malaysia: Economic Expansion and National Unity". Westview Press, page 132. Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ Tian Chua says he will not change his ways, New Straits Times, March 22, 2008.