Wangsa Maju

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Wangsa Maju

Wangsa Maju is a major township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This area is surrounded by Setapak and Gombak.

The area was carved out of Setiawangsa Parliementary seat (P115) in 2004, resulting an independent Wangsa Maju Parliementary seat (P116). The area was represented by Datuk Yew Teong Loke (MCA) in 2004. In 2008 he lost to Wee Chee Keong (PKR) by merely 151 votes.

In the most recent general election, Wangsa Maju was won by Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong (PKR/ex-Gerakan) in 2008 beating Datuk Shafie Abdullah (UMNO) by 5,511 votes.

Wangsa Maju in recent years has seen a lot of development, transforming this once traditional Chinese-majority township into a bustling urban areas with more and more high rise buildings being built to cater the increasing population. Although it's a relatively small area (only 65k+ voters) compared to its neighbouring Setiawangsa and Gombak, it has a very high concentration of Chinese temples and cultural activities taking place at all time. For example, there are usually over 10 'getai' or mega fest organized for Hungry Ghost Festival celebration in the 7th month of Chinese calendar.


Wangsa Maju Member of Parliement[edit]

Current incumbent MP is Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong (PKR) won with majority of 5511 votes in 2013 13th general elections.

History[edit]

The present site of Wangsa Maju was previously occupied by Setapak rubber estates from the 1900s until the 1980s, when the township was formed in 1984. Wangsa Maju has become one of the largest township in Kuala Lumpur after Bandar Tun Razak and Bandar Tasik Selatan in Cheras.

Following the opening of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC) & Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Wangsa Maju has since become a major residential area for the students of TARC & UTAR.

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