70.1 Per Cent Agree Only BN Can Take Lembah Pantai Forward

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KUALA LUMPUR -- A study has found that 70.1 percent of respondents agree that only the Barisan Nasional (BN) government can build the future for the Lembah Pantai parliamentary constituency, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The study conducted by a local university by surveying voters from various communities found that  74.5 per cent of respondents admitted that only BN had helped and served them.

"A total of 58.9 per cent of respondents said they would switch to support a BN candidate in the 14th General Election (GE14) in Lembah Pantai, and 75.3 per cent said promises made by the Lembah Pantai representative were not fulfilled," he said.

In this regard, Ahmad Zahid said if a BN candidate was entrusted to lead the constituency, the people would be able to enjoy greater benefits and facilities.

"By supporting the BN candidate, hopefully more facilities will be provided. This is not the last time I will come (here), I will come again to monitor the welfare of the constituents in Lembah Pantai," he said.

He was speaking at the Deputy Prime Minister's Friendly Dialogue with Lembah Pantai Residents at the Perumahan Polis Desa Aman 1 here, today. Also present were Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.

Ahmad Zahid said the BN government did not serve the people only seasonally, as often practised by the Opposition.

"Don't come only during the fruit season, that's the nature of a bat. Do not also just come during the ploughing season, because that's like a farmer. We come to Lembah Pantai, no matter what the season is.

"Whether its the big day (election) or not, we will continue to provide services, because of our concern for the stakeholders, our staff (police force) and the people," he said.

Meanwhile, on the lack of parking spaces in Lembah Pantai, especially at the People's Housing Project (PPR), he said the Government was building a multi-storey car park to address the problem.