Remember when Utusan & Ikatan said NO to Jalan Alor FOOD PARADISE? It’s still there…

25 August 2013
Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia has demanded to know why there is a need for a Chinese “Food Paradise” in Kuala Lumpur, continuing its attack on the community following the May 5 general election.

12 September 2013
Pertubuhan Ikatan Ushawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikatan) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, a group of Malay NGOs comprising small business associations, want Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib to scrap the RM12 million plan to develop a world class hub for Chinese food on Jalan Alor.

The other NGOs backing Ikatan in wanting the food hub scrapped are Persatuan Penjaja dan Peniaga (Kajang), Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM) dan Muafakat Jalinan Muhibah Malaysia (MJMM).

11 October 2017

If Utusan & Ikatan had got their way, Food Paradise would no longer be there today…

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September 2013

Malaysiakini

This is about food, for God’s sake
10:02AM Sep 14, 2013

YOURSAY ‘What is the problem with these people? Whether it is Chinese food, Malay food or Indian food, it’s not about race.’

Malay traders want Chinese food hub project scrapped

your sayAli BaBa: Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang was never part of the government tourism masterplan. It was a red-light district. Its reputation as a food heaven for tourists was built over many years.

I wonder why Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikhlas) is making so much noise. One way or another, the entire city would benefit from the influx of tourists.

Both Jalan Raja Laut and Little India were doing just fine until the locals rented out their space to Indonesians and other illegal nationalities, of which they operate on a short-term basis under dilapidated conditions. This actually chased away visitors instead of attracting them.

CiViC: What is the problem with these people? Whether it is Chinese food, Malay food or Indian food, it’s not about race. This is about food, for God’s sake.

Wira: There is a 4th category of NGOs called the ‘kurang ajar’ NGOs. They do not understand that taxpayers are entitled to getting service from the government regardless of their political affiliation.

They also don’t understand that the food hub is as much for the tourists in Bukit Bintang area as it is for the locals.

Come to Penang and you will find the Pakatan Rakyat government here treating everyone equally, regardless whether he/she supported Pakatan or BN in the last general election.
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This is about food, for God’s sake

Ahmad Phesal told reporters at his office today that the RM12 million development project was not done based on political considerations.

Malaysiakini

Jalan Alor not for Chinese only, mayor tells Malay NGO

The Jalan Alor development plan in Bukit Bintang is not being carried out for Chinese Malaysians only, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib said today.

“It should be stated that the allegation that Kuala Lumpur City Hall gives priority to hawkers of Chinese ethnicity only is not true,” Ahmad Phesal said.

“This is because the main objective of this upgrading and beautification programme is to protect Kuala Lumpur’s image in line with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014.”

He added that the plan for Jalan Alor involved the existing hawkers of various races, comprising 56 Chinese, nine Malays and two Indians.

Jalan Alor not for Chinese only, mayor tells Malay NGO

Malaysiakini

Malay traders want Chinese food hub project scrapped

A group of NGOs comprising small business associations want Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib to scrap a RM12 million plan to develop a world class hub for Chinese food on Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang.

They questioned why the federal government has given funds to a DAP ward when the majority of Malay voters who backed the BN in the last general election also have pressing development needs.

NONE“What are the privileges for the Malays in Kuala Lumpur?” asked Pertubuhan Ikatan Ushawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikatan) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah (on the right) in making the call for the Chinese food hub to be scrapped.

“(Malay) NGOs have helped the government day and night, but the RM12 million project is given to the DAP,” Ridzuan said.

The group claimed that small Malay businesses located in and around Kuala Lumpur, especially in Little India in Brickfields and on Petaling Street in the city centre, were not given the same attention.

“In Malaysia, there are three types of NGOs. First, the educated NGOs, the second is those still learning and thirdly, the rude NGOs. Don’t force us to be rude,” Ridzuan said after handing over a memorandum of protest to City Hall.

Malay traders want Chinese food hub project scrapped

Tengku Adnan, a former Tourism Minister, said the project will add to the tourist pull of the neighbourhood.

The Umno secretary-general’s statement on the project today goes against Utusan Malaysia’s demand over the weekend as to why there is a need for a Chinese “Food Paradise” in Kuala Lumpur, continuing its attack on the community following the May 5 general election.

Malaysian Insider

Despite Utusan attack, Jalan Alor food hub is on

BY DIYANA IBRAHIM
August 26, 2013

Ignoring strong criticism from Utusan Malaysia, the Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s project to turn Jalan Alor (pic) in Bukit Bintang into a food haven will proceed as planned.

He said the project was aimed to give Jalan Alor a “cleaner and nicer look”.

“It will look like Jalan Petaling. The project will go on. Maybe the Datuk Bandar made a mistake in saying it is a food hub for the Chinese. It is for everyone’s benefit,” said Tengku Adnan when contacted by The Malaysian Insider today.

Despite Utusan attack, Jalan Alor food hub is on

“It is childish to politicise the food hub project in Bukit Bintang. The writer has failed to recognise that the district is already a multinational food paradise.”

Malaysian Insider

Bukit Bintang is all about tourists, not Chinese community, say opposition lawmakers

BY LEE SHI-IAN and MUZLIZA MUSTAFA
August 25, 2013
Latest Update: August 25, 2013 08:00 pm

Jalan Bukit Bintang is the most popular tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur with 133 hotels. August 25, 2013.Jalan Bukit Bintang is the most popular tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur with 133 hotels. August 25, 2013.Opposition lawmakers today reminded Utusan Malaysia that Bukit Bintang is a tourist magnet and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall is justified in spending RM12 million on the area to develop a Chinese food hub in Jalan Alor.

Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui said City Hall was reinforcing Jalan Alor’s pull as a food haven and the area was already packed with hotels catering to tourists.

“It has a whole range of hotels from budget to five-star. It simply is a case of City Hall helping the government to promote tourism in the country,” he told The Malaysian Insider, while pointing out that the area had some 133 hotels.

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar said City Hall’s development of Jalan Alor is in line with the development in various parts of the city.

“It reflects the multicultural community we have in the city. This is what makes us special,” she said at her constituency’s Hari Raya open house today.

She said Utusan’s stand was curious as City Hall had before worked together with (Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd) MRCB to upgrade the Little India in Brickfields to promote it as an Indian cultural hub.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/bukit-bintang-is-all-about-tourists-not-chinese-community-say-opposition-la

Jalan Alor at Bukit Bintang
Best hawker food in Kuala Lumpur…

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Hosting a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang and a short walk away from Changkat Bukit Bintang, it is a favourite after-clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.

Though the seafood at the air-conditioned restaurants is really good and inexpensive, we highly recommend the hawker food. KL being an immigrant city, the variety of food available is amazing and in Jalan Alor the barbecued meats, noodles and desserts are some of the best (and cheapest) in the city. Most of these dishes cannot be found in fashion-conscious restaurants – and even if they are, they are rarely as tasty, so hawker stalls are a favourite on the city’s foodie scene.

http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/magazine/jalan-alor.htm

Jalan Alor is located in the Bukit Bintang parliamentary constituency and since it was formed it has always been won by the DAP.

Malaysian Insider

Utusan slams Chinese food hub project, says Jalan Alor already like Hong Kong

August 25, 2013
Latest Update: August 25, 2013 01:42 pm

Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia has demanded to know why there is a need for a Chinese “Food Paradise” in Kuala Lumpur, continuing its attack on the community following the May 5 general election.

The Awang Selamat column in its Sunday edition, Mingguan Malaysia, has taken exception to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) project to turn Jalan Alor into a food hub for the community.

Awang Selamat, the pseudonym for the collective voice of the paper’s editors, warned DBKL to be mindful of who would benefit while noting that there is already a strong Chinese image in Bukit Bintang.

“It already resembles Hong Kong,” Awang Selamat said.

The paper pointed out that pouring RM12 million into a project which would benefit the Chinese community is an exercise in futility.

“From way before, the voters in the area have never supported the government; even if given the moon and the stars, there will be no appreciation,” it said.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/utusan-questions-why-there-is-a-need-for-a-chinese-food-hub-in-the-city

Star

Major facelift for Jalan Alor

BY CHOONG MEK ZHIN

Plans to upgrade and beautify Jalan Alor and Tengkat Tong Shin — the street food paradise in the heart of Kuala Lumpur — is currently under way.

The first meeting was held on Tuesday between stakeholders for the project dubbed the Jalan Alor Night Food Paradise. It was attended by residents, business owners and hawkers from area.

Jalan Alor is known for serving Malaysian street food, particularly at night, but the lack of cleanliness is a concern.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the cooperation of stakeholders was important to resolve problems and make the area a better place for all.

“We will have meetings with target groups to get their feedback on the project,” said Ahmad Phesal.

He added that none of the residents of the more than 200 apartments and 100 traders would be displaced by the project.

The project is estimated to cost RM12mil and is one of the three upgrading projects undertaken by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

The other two involve Jalan Kenanga and Chow Kit areas.

The project is slated to begin in November and targetted for completion in August next year.

Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun submitted a proposal to upgrade the area a few years ago.

“However, there are some issues to be addressed and I will go down to the ground to get details,” he said.

For full article:

http://www.starproperty.my/index.php/articles/property-news/major-facelift-for-jalan-alor/

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