Bangsar South name stays, but Kerinchi heritage to be highlighted

LEMBAH Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil has clarified that he is not pushing for the name Bangsar South to be dropped and for the area's old name to be reinstated, but rather for a return to prominence for the name Kerinchi.

Fahmi, who criticised Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for changing the name of the area to Bangsar South without constructive consultation, said several things needed to be done to ensure this.
“Bangsar South should not overshadow Kerinchi, which has its own heritage, history and identity. 

“Several changes in signage should be done, such as at the SMK Seri Pantai, where it should have its signboard changed to say it’s in Kerinchi instead of Bangsar South,” he told StarMetro during a phone interview. 

“We will build arches announcing entry into Kerinchi, as well as conduct extensive research into the history of Kerinchi and publish the findings.

Earlier, Fahmi had also tweeted about organising festivals to celebrate the area's history.

“We will also do an arts and culture festival highlighting Kerinchi history, identity and more, called 'Ini Kerinchi Lah!'," he promised in his tweet.

According to Fahmi, name changes should be viewed seriously.

“DBKL must no longer be involved in the changing of the names so flippantly.

“I have talked to the Persatuan Waris Kerinchi Kuala Lumpur (PWKKL), DBKL, people who studied history of the place, as well as various stakeholders, and they agreed (with my solution).

“The people there are also happy with this solution,” he said, adding that he would be bringing up these suggestions with Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz.
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