Batu, Kuala Lumpur

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Batu
Suburb
View of the Batu suburb with the Putrajaya Line elevated tracks
View of the Batu suburb with the Putrajaya Line elevated tracks
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Batu
Government
 •  Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 •  Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zone UTC+8 ( MST)


Latitude and Longitude:

3°12′07″N 101°40′16″E / 3.20194°N 101.67111°E / 3.20194; 101.67111
Batu is a parliamentary constituency in the northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, covering the area between Sentul and Batu Caves. [1]

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]

Batu Metropolitian Park

Transportation

The Batu suburb is currently served by the  KC04  Taman Wahyu,  KC03  Kampung Batu and  KC02  Batu Kentonmen Komuter stations on the KTM Komuter 1 Seremban Line.

It is also served by the  PY13  Kampung Batu MRT station on the 12 MRT Putrajaya Line. In the future, the  PY14  Kentonmen as well as the  PY15  Jalan Ipoh stations will serve the suburb as part of Phase 2 for the remaining line.

Politics

The current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Batu parliamentary constituency is Tuan Prabakaran A/L M Parameswaran from Pakatan Harapan of PKR, who won the seat in the 2018 Malaysian general election. He is also the youngest serving MP in Malaysia.

See also

References

  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 Archived March 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, New Straits Times, 22 March 2008.