BN service centres to help high-rise residents
The Star 17/01/2004
PUTRAJAYA: Service centres of all Barisan Nasional component parties in opposition strongholds in Kuala Lumpur are working
round-the-clock to help residents of high-rise buildings tackle problems with their management committees.
Many of the apartments and condominiums in these areas – Seputeh, Bukit Bintang and Kepong – are in deplorable condition due to
longstanding problems between residents and their management committees.
Barisan Federal Territory chief Datuk Tengku Adnan Mansor said the condition of the middle courtyards of these apartments and
condominiums was so bad that sometimes they looked like illegal dumping sites.
“All Barisan component parties have been told to get their service centres to focus on resolving the problems. This way, we hope
to gain more support from the residents in the areas in the coming general election,” he said.
Tengku Adnan said the Barisan had identified problems faced by residents of high-rise buildings as among the major grouses among
residents in the opposition-held constituencies.
He said feedback received from voters in the three areas showed that most were very satisfied with the level of development
brought to their areas by the Barisan government.
However, he said, more service-oriented programmes would guarantee Barisan’s win in these areas.
He said Barisan component parties could fully exploit the change in the voters’ mindset through various programmes which would be
introduced soon to encourage them to reject opposition parties.
The Seputeh, Bukit Bintang and Kepong seats are currently held by the DAP.
“Recent studies among voters in the areas showed that their level of satisfaction over development programmes in their areas is
“To guarantee that we succeed in
claiming the seats, the election
mechanism of all component parties have
been directed to give extra focus to
these three areas,” he added.