BACKGROUND BANDAR TUN RAZAK
Bandar Tun Razak is a township as well as parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is named after the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak.
There are a number of schools and institutions of learning in Bandar Tun Razak. Saidina Uthman Bin Affan Mosque is a major mosque in Bandar Tun Razak. It is located next to Permaisuri Lake, a lake gardens excellent for jogging, relaxing and picnicking. There is a large playground available for children in the lake gardens.
Among other facilities in Bandar Tun Razak, is Stadium Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Football Stadium), Velodrome, Public Swimming Pool, Sports Centre, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM), DBKL Branch Office and Fire Station.
The town is served by the Bandar Tun Razak LRT station on the Sri Petaling line of Kuala Lumpur's Light Rail Transit system.
Bandar Tun Razak was once a very small town in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s, previously known as Kampung Konggo (or Congo Village). It was named Kampung Konggo as this area was a settlement for retired Malaysian army personnel who served in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1960s under the United Nations. Some veterans still live in their modern houses built during the redevelopment of the area.
It was renamed in 1981 by the fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. Bandar Tun Razak is separated from Cheras constituency in the late 1990s, making it a single parliamentary constituency. Bandar Tun Razak was a strong hold of UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) until the 2008 General Election which was won by PKR, Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim, former CEO of Guthrie Berhad. Khalid a supporter of Anwar bin Ibrahim, who is former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chief Opposition in Malaysian Parliament.Healthcare
There are two hospitals in Bandar Tun Razak. They are
Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM)
Hospital Lady Templer—It was once the main hospital for Cheras circa 1980s. Currently, it is unused and transformed into a clinic.
There are also numerous other clinics throughout Taman Midah, Taman Mulia and Flat Sri Kota.
Permaisuri Lake Gardens is one of three major parks and lake gardens in Kuala Lumpur. It was formerly a tin mine that as part of a urban regeneration strategy was turned into a major area for leisure, recreation and sports. The park and lake gardens were designed by an international consultant team led by the Architect and Urbanist Peter Verity (PDRc) as the first major professionally designed landscape park in Malaysia (see UIA International Architect 6/4). It is maintained by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). This lake garden is one of the most beautiful lakes in Malaysia. Many residents from Cheras, Bandar Tun Razak and Kuala Lumpur, utilised the gardens for jogging, picnicking and other recreational purposes. There are some yoga classes conducted in the gardens in the morning while the park is filled with playful children and joggers in the evening.
There are several facilities in Bandar Tun Razak.
One of them is a huge stadium, Stadium Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium). The stadium received a major overhaul from Cheras's Football Stadium in 2004. The stadium is used for football matches, events and some art performances.
The DBKL district office is located in Bandar Tun Razak's town center. There are some shoplots located in the capital, such as 7-Eleven, Food Court, BHP petrol station, post office, CIMB Bank (Bumiputera Commerce Bank), a maternity clinic and a mini supermarket. 7-Eleven outlets are also located in Bandar Sri Permaisuri and Taman Midah. The Malaysian Road Transport Department (Malay language: Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia / JPJ) office is located in Bandar Sri Permaisuri. Taman Midah houses a Tesco Extra hypermarket. A 24-hour restaurant (KFC Football Stadium), some clinics, photo shops and numerous restaurants are located in Bandar Tun Razak.