Sending two key ministers for an Iftar is a sure sign that the Federal Government is paying a lot of attention to this key urban seat in the capital and judging from the warm reception and the large crowd waiting for them, the people of Pantai Dalam knows a good thing when they see it.
With this crucial seat in the hands of Puteri Reformasi, Nurul Izzah Anwar who is active on the political ceramah circuit nationwide, the people of Pantai Dalam and the Lembah Pantai Parliamentary constituency has been enjoying the best of both worlds as both sides of the political divide fight for their attention and votes.
While Nurul Izzah may have been vocal about the shortcomings of facilities and infrastructure in the constituency, Lembah Pantai under the former MP, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil has always enjoyed lavish attention from the Government.
What began as a destination for relocating squatters in the 1980s and 1990s has been transformed into a buzzing central residential enclave attracting nearly all spectrum of the population.
It is slowly morphing into one of the most desirable neighbourhood despite the physical shortcomings because it adheres to the three rules of real estate purchase: Location, location, location.
In the coming years, Pantai Dalam will continue to grow in prestige and desirability and it is still not too late for you to get a piece of the action as new development is constantly coming up in the area.
BTW, below is The Star's report of the two minister's iftar with Pantai Dalam residents and as you can see from the headline, the Home Minister made a rather shocking announcement...
Hisham gets death threatKUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein received a death threat and two bullets but said he will not be intimidated.
“I will not be intimidated by the threat and it only strengthens my resolve to discharge the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me to maintain the peace and security of this nation,” he said.
“I have received threats against my life before but this is the first time that a death threat was accompanied by live bullets.
“I view this threat seriously,” he told reporters during a breaking of fast function at the Al-Ikhlasiyah Mosque in Pantai Dalam yesterday.
The bullets were found in a cut-out section of a book mailed to his Putrajaya office and was discovered by a clerk attached with his special officer Wan Najmuddin Mohd.
Hishammuddin said the bullets and a hand-written note in Bahasa Malaysia were handed to the police forensic team for investigation.
He refused to divulge the contents of the note or the manner of the threat.
He said he was uncertain as to the motive behind the threat which could have stemmed from a disgruntled individual with regards to recent efforts taken by his ministry against syndicated crime.
Hishammuddin, who was accompanied by Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Datuk Raja Zainal Abidin, handed out Hari Raya aid to 873 residents.
Earlier, in his speech, Hishammuddin chided PKR vice-president Tian Chua for claiming that Raja Nong Chik was giving extra attention to Pantai Dalam to win back the parliamentary seat held by PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar.
He noted that Raja Nong Chik, a local of the area, had been serving the people there since 20 years ago as an Umno Youth member.
“He is currently the division chief and a minister and so it is natural for him to continue his service to the people here,” Hishammuddin said.