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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ITIS 2.0 on track

The RM200 mil Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS 2.0) is all set to start next month but experts say it takes more than CCTVs to solve crime and traffic problems.

All systems go: The video wall of the Integrated Transport Information System or ITIS 2.0 in TMC Bukit Jalil is now up and running.
A total of 967 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) out of 1,000 have already been installed. Some 135 variable message signs or VMS boards are up and the giant multi-million ringgit video wall is now live over at the Transport Management Centre (TMC) in Bukit Jalil Technology Park, Sungei Besi.
After several delays, ITIS 2.0 is finally back on track.
The buzz can certainly be felt at the ITIS headquarters in Bukit Jalil. The excitement was evident when StarMetro was given a sneak peek ahead of its planned re-launch in May.
All the CCTVs and cameras have been linked up to the five police district headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, costing RM200mil in taxpayers’ funds to revive the long- dead system.  Read more ....

Monday, April 27, 2015

Central Zone Announcement

The weekly Thursday night Community Policing & Residents meeting has been changed to Monday night effective tonight, 27 April 2015.

Day: Every Monday
Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: Cabin 8, Jalan SS 20/14

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Keeping Dengue at Bay

For the past 2 days, the Environment Committee of the RA SS20 Central has been going round the Central Zone in the evening to identify potential mosquito breeding sites so that preventive measures can be taken.

Leaflets on the prevention and control of dengue as well as packets of abate were distributed to the residents.  

Aedes mosquitoes prefer to breed in clear stagnant water. You can stop the mosquitoes from breeding by frequently checking and removing stagnant water in and around your homes.  


Thursday, April 23, 2015

New breeding spots for Aedes

Look deeper: Dr Chitra explaining how water collected in-between plants such as
banana trees and pandan can be breeding spots for the mosquitoes.
AEDES mosquitoes are ‘going green’ as they are now choosing trees and plants as their breeding spots.
The part where leaves of the banana tree, daun pandan (screw pine) and the bromeliad plant connects to the trunk can serve as a cup that holds water, making it an ideal spot for mosquitoes to breed.
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Health and Environment Department director Dr Chitra Davi N. Vadivellu said the larvae of the Aedes mosquito was found in such palm-like plants or trees that could hold water.  Read more .....

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Selangor to start waste separation in selected housing schemes

The state government wants people to separate their solid waste ro reduce the amount dumped into landfills. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, April 22, 2015.
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Selangor government is planning to introduce a pilot project on waste separation in selected housing schemes later this year.
State exco for local government, new village development, legalising of factories chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah said residents would have to separate their solid waste and scheduled collection would be carried out.
“We are still in the midst of finalising the areas and it will be started in stages at the housing schemes. What we want to see is the behaviour of the residents and how much waste they generate,” he said.
“We will start with a simple way of separating the garbage into two components, which is recyclable and general waste. Two days will be allocated for the collection of general waste and one day for recyclable items,” he said ... Read more ...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RAPE IS RAPE, NO EXCUSES - DAP's Yeo Bee Yin releases video

Pusat Khidmat ADUN Damansara Utama and AWAM (All Women’s Action Society) have teamed up to run a digital campaign that aims to break the general victim blaming culture in Malaysia and to raise awareness about statutory rape, substance-related rape and marital rape.

On average, there are 3,000 rape cases reported every year in Malaysia and only 2 out of every 10 cases are reported. In another words, every 35 minutes there is one girl or woman being raped somewhere in Malaysia.

Rape can only be reduced when we as a society have greater awareness about the severity of the issue and start addressing the taboos, myths and mindsets that exacerbate rape culture. ..Read more

Security Alert from OCS Balai Damansara

Security alert from ASP Muhammad Najib, OCS Damansara Police Station.

Keep a lookout for some Latin Americans in a Toyota Alphard. They are suspects for house break-ins.
Please inform police immediately if you see them.

Friday, April 10, 2015

ORS in war against dengue

"Outdoor residual spray" or ORS being used in SS20 besides fogging to combat dengue after 2 cases of dengue were reported in the Central Zone and the South Zone.

ORS is a new method introduced to overcome the increasing number of cases of denque in Selangor.

ORS method is carried out by spraying insecticide onto the walls of premises and moquitoes will die upon contact with the spray. 

Safety measures to be taken if contact with ORS
ORS being sprayed onto perimeter wall of house at Jalan SS20/14

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dengue Alert

2 cases of dengue fever in SS20. 
1) Road 15, Central Zone
2) Road 10, South Zone

Prevent breeding of Aedes mosquitos
Change water in vases and bowls on alternate days
Remove water from flower pot plates on alternate days
Turn over all water storage containers
Clear blockages in roof gutters and drains 

Gotong-Royong to reinstall speed humps

The rubber speed humps at Road 12 and Road 13 near the the guard post had to be removed a few months back to allow the MBPJ contractor to resurface the roads in the Central Zone.

Now that the roads have been resurfaced and the tar has settled, it is time to reinstall the humps but the price quoted by the contractor was way too high.

To save money and to do something good for the community, a group of volunteers which included Philip (RA SS20 Central member), Mr Chung (Treasurer, RA North Zone), Mr Chua (Treasurer, RA SS20 Central) and Mr Hui (Secretary, RA SS20 Central) got together to reinstall the humps themselves.  

Mission was accomplished within 2 hours on Thursday morning (9 Apr) with a bit of help from our security guard.

Great job, guys! Bless you all. You saved the RA a lot of money!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Only Restaurants, Hotels With Collective Agreements Can Impose Service Charges

PUTRAJAYA, April 6 (Bernama) -- Effective today restaurants and hotels without a collective agreement between employers and employees are not allowed to impose service charges.

Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) secretary-general, Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad, said restaurants are required to display a notice if they want to impose service charges.

The service provider must explain the reason for imposing a service charge to the customer because the charge, which is an international practice, is beyond any control and bound between the customer and service provider, he said.

"It is the right of customers to decide not to pay service charges and there is no prescribed service charge rates," he said in a press conference with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department concerning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) here, today.

Alias said a working group had been formed comprising KPDNKK, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Human Resources and was working with the unions and associations of hotels to examine and review the issue.

"To date, there is no regulatory body or special ruling governing the collection of service charges thus the government is facing constraints in resolving the issue. Hence, I issued this directive today," he said.

In the event of any breach of the directive, consumers are required to report to the KPDNKK and the complaint will be investigated, he said.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Damansara Utama Community Survey

The Damansara Utama Survey has been commissioned by YB Yeo Bee Yin, Selangor state assemblywoman for Damansara Utama. Its purpose is to get the community's views on safety and security, traffic, parking, public transport, health, education, recreation and housing development in the Damansara Utama constituency (SS2, SS4, SS20-SS26, PJU 1, Seksyen 17A, Seksyen 19). Your input is valued and appreciated.

This survey can be done online and will only take 5 minutes. This is an opportunity for us to communicate our needs and priorities for SS20 to the authorities. Residents and business owners in Damansara Utama are encouraged to complete the survey by 27 April 2015. 

Following are the links to the Residents' survey and Business survey.

1. Residents Survey

2. Business Survey