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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Council to fine litterbugs once campaign ends

Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman

PETALING JAYA: Litterbugs beware. Petaling Jaya City Council has started an anti-litter campaign in the city to raise awareness on keeping the city clean.
Mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman has directed the council's health and enforcement department to make public announcements and launch the awareness campaign called "Kempen Kutu Sampah".

When the two-month awareness campaign ends, litterbugs who continue with their bad habit will be slapped with RM100 fine for every offence.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Security Alert - 26 March 2011

At 11:09 am this morning, Saturday, 26 Mar 2011, an intruder, opened the gate of a house in Jalan SS20/14, walked in casually and locked the occupants inside the house with a padlock.
The owner of the house, his wife and maid were locked inside. On hearing footsteps, the wife saw the intruder searching the cabinet at the porch and alerted her husband. The intruder then casually walked out of the gate.

CCTV image showed the intruder to be a young, thin man with long hair and looked like an Indonesian. He was alone and came on a motorbike. He was wearing a white helmet and wore his blazer on the front (pls see picture).

Please call the police if you happen to see someone with the above description riding around your neighbourhood.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Befriend the police to fight crime, public urged

KLANG: Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah has asked the public to make the police their friend to ensure effective crime prevention in residential areas.
"If you see policemen stopping a man by the roadside, you think they are asking for bribes, although they could be just asking for directions," he said during the ground-breaking ceremony of a new police beat base at Bandar Parklands here yesterday.
Tun Hisan added that police beat bases in housing areas should not only be regarded as a place to lodge reports but also a meeting point to discuss public safety. Read more ....

Join SS20 Community Policing to interact with the police to reduce crime in our neighbourhood

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Security Update - 17 March 2011

No incidents reported in SS20 but would like to remind all to be cautious.

There was a robbery in SS21 recently whereby 3 men went into a house during the day time. A lady and her granddaughter were inside the house. The main door was not locked. The girl screamed and was slapped by one of the men. The men left with cash and valuables.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Be open to gated-and-guarded concept

If a residential area is not safe, frequent break-ins and snatch thefts will not only cause the residents sleepless nights, it will also chase potential property buyers away.

However, if it is done in haste and without proper planning, it may backfire in cases of emergency and will no doubt cause conflicts among property owners, which has happened in some areas. Read more ...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Selangor cops to promote community policing

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police has urged the public to foster better relations with the force to further enhance efforts on crime prevention as opposed to having feelings of apprehension towards the men in blue. read more ....

SS20 Community Poilicing
Please join us for community policing at any of the times below that is convenient to you.
Southern Zone: Every Tuesday, 9 - 10 pm
Central Zone: Every Thursday, 9 - 10 pm
Northern Zone: Every Saturday, 10 - 11 am

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Security Alert - 14 Mar 2011

Received sms from one of the residents in the Southern Zone.
Sms reads as follows:
"I live near end of SS20/6. At 2:08 am on Thursday morning, 10 Mar, someone climbed into my house and tampered with my 2 CCTV cameras facing my front gate and main grille entrance. Unfortunately only discovered Sat morning when noticed that my cameras were twisted towards the wall. So far, no sign of break-in of my house or car but just let everyone know to be careful."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Security Update - 10 Mar 2011

No reported crime incidents for the week of Mar 4 - Mar 10, 2011.

Eradication of Aedes mosquitoes

Dengue Kills!
As an ongoing fight against the threat of dengue, we will be having an exercise to identify mosquito breeding grounds in SS20 this coming Monday. Photos of mosquito breeding places will be sent to MBPJ and Alam Flora for further action.

Date     :           Monday, 14 March 2011
Time     :           8:00 am
Place    :           Central Zone field, SS20/13

We welcome your participation and hope to see you on Monday.

Friday, March 11, 2011

MRT Noise Level

One of our residents was at the Department of Environment and he obtained the above diagram on noise level mapping from the MRT EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) report.

1) Almost the whole of SS20 will experience noise level above 70 dB(A), except the areas around the Southern zone field.

2) SS20/10 Northern zone will be within the 80 dB(A) contour, while houses behind SS20/10 will experience 75 dB(A)

3) Some comparisons on what the above dB(A) noise level means:

a) Train whistle at 150 metres away, or Truck Traffic = 90 dB(A)
b) City Traffic (inside car) = 85 dB(A)
c) Kerbside of busy road at 5 metres away= 80 dB(A)
d) Telephone dial tone = 80 dB(A)
e) Vacuum cleaner, 1 metre away = 70 dB(A)
f) Conversational speech, 1 metre away = 60 dB(A)

4) The Selangor DOE permissible noise level from factories = less than 70 dB(A) in the day time and less than 60 dB(A) at night. For factories next to residential areas, the permissible noise level is even lower.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Security Update

At around 3 am on Monday, a thief climbed into the garden of a house in the central zone and stole a smart tag and gps from the owner’s car. Car was not locked.
CCTV images showed the thief to be a young Indian man but could not get the appearance of his face because he covered part of his face. He probably knew that there was a camera pointing at him.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recycling cooking oil into biodiesel

Housewives, students and restaurateurs are saving up their used cooking oil – for a good reason.

INSTEAD of pouring fryer oil down the sink like she used to, Sheila Varghese now dutifully tips the stale fats into an old water bottle. And once that is full, she heads to the central rubbish disposal shed at her condo in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, and empties it into a huge drum. This has become a common practice among the residents of Armanee Terrace. The grease collection drive is a green move among the condo residents and management to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel.

“If we don’t do this, all the oil ends up in pipes and grease traps,” says Varghese. “Not all the oil is removed, so the grease still goes into the sewerage system. This makes water treatment to remove the oil more difficult. So the oil eventually ends up in our water supply and comes back to us. If all of us prevent oil from entering drains and rivers, then we’ll be helping ourselves and reducing the maintenance cost of our condos’ grease traps.”

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Perhaps we could also have a grease collection drive in SS20 .....

MBPJ brightens lanes with solar powered lights

SEVERAL dark backlanes and small roads in Petaling Jaya have been installed with more than 120 solar-powered lights under the Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) safe city programme.

This is the council’s inaugural project after receiving funds of more than RM1mil (for last year) from the Implementation Coordination Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department.

The MBPJ engineering department (mechanical and electrical division) assistant engineer Mohd Hazimi Khalid said the project had four packages with each focusing on the different sections of Petaling Jaya.

As SS20 does not have these lights installed in our backlanes, the police has suggested that we arrange with our neighbours and take turns to switch on our back lights .....  

No acquisition of homes in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a glimmer of hope for residents in Taman Tun Dr Ismail who have had sleepless nights ever since notices appeared in their neighbourhood stating that their land may be acquired for the proposed mass rapid transit (MRT) project.
This is because their land may not be needed for the project after all.

The Land Public Transport Commission said, in a statement, that the final decision on the land acquisition would only be made after the public display ends in May.
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