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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Security update - 28 March 2013

House break-in
House break-in at about 11:30 am on Wed, 27 Mar.
Suspect rang door bell at one of the houses at Jalan SS20/15. Owner of the house came out and the suspect went off and rang door bell of another house on the same road. No one was at home. Suspect (probably more than one person) broke into the house.

Car stolen
Owner parked car at Jalan SS20/21 in the morning. When he came back a few hours later, car was missing

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Colombian jailed for breaking into 16 homes

Looks like same MO being used in S'pore and Malaysia.... 

A COLOMBIAN had heard from an acquaintance how easy it was to make “good money” through housebreaking in Singapore.
Foranda Arias Fredy, 43, flew here on July 12 last year with another Colombian – known to him only as Maurisio – to do just that.
In a district court yesterday, Fredy pleaded guilty to breaking into 16 homes on his two trips here and stealing nearly S$650,000 (RM1.6mil) in cash and valuables.
He also admitted to making a false declaration to the immigration authorities on his second trip in October, that he had not been to Singapore using a passport under a different name.
He was jailed a total of nine-and-a-half years.  ... Read more ...... 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Security briefing from Police - 21 Mar 2013

No  incidents reported for the period from 14 Mar to 21 Mar.

Community Policing with Police Constable Sharil
Dato' Koh on behalf of SS20 residents,  presented a small angpow to Sharil to congratulate him  for having a new baby boy

Friday, March 22, 2013

Use energy prudently for Earth Hour: TNB

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has urged the public the reduce their electricity usage during the Earth Hour celebrations here tomorrow.
Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communication Adelina Iskandar said since 2009, about 306 megawatts (MW) have been saved during the one-hour campaign, with 203 MW in 2010, 130 MW in 2011 and 105 MW last year.
"We have noticed a drop in electricity saved during the one-hour celebrations, and we hope the public will continue to play their role in supporting the campaign," she said after launching the TNB-WWF Malaysia Earth Hour 2013 awareness campaign here today.
Themed "I will if you will," the Earth Hour invites individuals, businesses, governments and communities to switch off their lights for one hour tomorrow (March 23) from 8.30pm to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.
"We are encouraging the public to plan their daily usage and try to do their house chores using electrical appliances during off-peak hours," Adelina added.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The next mission is to improve perception of crime rate

Friendly visit: Police talking to residents of Bandar Tun Razak in Cheras together with RELA and Civil Defence personnel for the 1Malaysia patrols.
PETALING JAYA: Crime rate is down but Malaysians still do not feel so, hence the focus will be on improving public confidence on safety, says the Government Transforma­tion Programme (GTP) report.
It stated that the country’s crime index had decreased by 26.8% since the first phase of the GTP began in 2009.
Malaysia has been ranked the safest and most peaceful country in South East-Asia according to the Global Peace Index, said the GTP report.
It also recorded around 550.1 criminal incidents per 100,000 population, placing Malaysia lower than Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and the United States. .. Read more .....  

20 March observed as International Happiness Day

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has issued a message on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness.
"The pursuit of happiness lies at the core of human endeavours. People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want, and in harmony with nature.

Yet, basic material well-being is still elusive for far too many living in extreme poverty. For many more, recurring socio-economic crises, violence and crime, environmental degradation and increasing threats of climate change are an ever-present threat.
At last year’s Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, United Nations Member States agreed on the need for a balanced approach to sustainable development by integrating its three pillars – economic growth, social development and environmental protection. They recognized that in order to better inform policy decisions, broader measures of progress should complement Gross Domestic Product.
I am encouraged by the efforts of some Governments to design policies based on comprehensive well-being indicators. I encourage others to follow suit. On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want."

Six Residents’ Associations receive RM10,000 grant

SIX Residents’ Associations (RAs) in Puchong were among the first in Selangor to receive RM10,000 under the RA Grant to enhance security and safety features in their neighbourhoods.
Bandar Puteri 12 RA chairman Alan Tam, whose association was among the recipients, said the grant would go towards installing additional security features such as boom gate and CCTVs in their housing area.
The grants were presented after a briefing by the Selangor Registrar of Societies (RoS) on the requirements and details of the initiative.
The grant, which is allocated under Budget 2013, is presented as an initiative to create a safe and harmonious neighbourhood.
The Government has allocated RM40mil for 4,025 RAs nationwide registered under the RoS for the RM10,000 grant.
“The RAs have to submit application forms either manually or online, complete with the proposed use of the grant, estimated cost of items and photos of the site,” said Selangor ROS director Noraffendy Abdul Khalid.  ... Read more .... ..

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Advice from one of our residents

I was recently approached at home (SS20/13) by some individuals who offered private fogging services in my home compound at 11.30am on 16/3/13 (Saturday). I would like to urge all residents of SS20 NOT to allow these people to fog their homes for several reasons:
1. I work with the Ministry of Health and FYI, fogging is best done at dawn/dusk  when the Aedes mosquito is most active. The air temperature at those times is also more suitable for the dispersion of insecticide.

2. Secondly, fogging services are provided FOC by the District Health Office/MBPJ, and that is only after they have received reports of Dengue Fever in that neighbourhood. SS20 is NOT A DENGUE-PRONE AREA and as such there is no role for routine fogging. Continued exposure of these insecticides will only serve to increase the resistance of the mosquitoes to these chemicals.
3. When there is patchwork fogging (such as those provided by these private contractors), all it serves to do is to chase the mosquitoes into your neighbours' homes!
If you have a mosquito problem, I would urge you to look for hidden breeding areas (flower pots, rubbish bins, clogged drains/gutters, even toilet cisterns which have not been flushed for a long time) and ensure that there is no still water in these areas.
Kind regards,
JK Au Yong

Friday, March 15, 2013

Security Briefing from Police - 14 Mar 2013

12 Mar -      A Proton Iswara was reported missing at Jalan SS20/10. Owner left his car at the open carpark and went into Damansara Specialist Hospital. He  returned about an hour later to find his car missing.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Motorists can be taken to court for failing to pay traffic summonses

Serious offence: MBPJ enforcement officer Nor Fitri Ramli issues a compound for a motorist who parked in a non-designated parking bay in the Section 52 commercial area. — filepic

STARTING from June, motorists will have to take Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) traffic regulations seriously or risk being blacklisted or even face legal action.
In a move to check errant motorists, MBPJ has applied to the Transport Ministry to empower it to issue summonses for traffic offences.
In mid-August last year, MBPJ made its third application to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to give it wider traffic powers and traffic warden status for its current batch of 50 officers, who had been managing traffic.
JPJ approved the application early this year. 

Pedestrian traffic lights and zebra crossings to be included in MBPJ plan

EMPHASISING the need for public safety, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will incorporate push-button traffic lights and designated zebra crossings for pedestrians into the proposed one-way loop conversion system that will take off at the end of the year.

MBPJ Engineering Department director Cheremi Tarman said the pedestrian traffic lights and zebra crossings would be strategically located along the four major roads involved in the conversions, which are Jalan Utara, Jalan Barat, Jalan Timur and Jalan Sultan.   Read more .......  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Save Bukit Kiara Walk

Dear Friends and Neighbours

Friends of Bukit Kiara (FoBK) and its members will be organising another protest walk on 17 March 2013.
We need your help to invite all your friends, relatives and neighbours. The walk is free.

Just gather at :
Date: 17 March 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 8.00am
Where:  Assemble in front of Wisma Bakti, TTDI

ActionWear your Save Bukit Kiara T-shirt (available for sale).
              We will assemble in front of Wisma Bakti and then we shall all walk up to the Hill Top   Guard House.   

Objectives of ‘Save Bukit Kiara’ Walk on 17th March 2013
  • To send a direct message to the authorities concerned that the 189.9 hectares of Bukit Kiara should be gazetted immediately. The public has waited far too long. (Way back in 2005, the Malaysian Cabinet gave its approval to turn Bukit Kiara into a public park). Eight years is long enough for the authorities to complete the gazettement. 
  • Save Bukit Kiara from further development. It should remain as it is without any man-made structures at its periphery. We don’t want any more development as it will affect the peace and quiet of the green lung. Dewan Bandaraya KL should reject Berjaya Corporation’s grand plans to build a hospital, international school, commercial area, condos, exhibition area etc on the fringes of Bukit Kiara.Very important houskeeping point:  Please do not litter the hill.  Thank you nature lovers.
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,
on behalf of FoBK