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Monday, November 22, 2010

You will be fined ..

If any part of your house is found to be a mosquito breeding ground, under the rules and regulations of the Destruction of Disease Bearing Insect Act 1975 (Amended) 2000, you will be fined:-

For 1st offence,
a) fined up to RM10,000
b) or imprisonment up to 2 years
c) or both.

For 2nd offence,
a) fined up to RM50,000
b) or imprisonment up to 5 years
c) or both

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mousetraps, broken glass make life hard for thieves

As the well known saying goes, never put all your eggs in one basket .....
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Is your house 'ready' when the bad guys come ...

We often read reports of people being rudely awakened at home in the wee hours of the morning by parang-wielding intruders. more

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Talk on Prevention of Dengue Fever

The SS20 Anti Dengue Campaign kicked off with a talk on how to prevent and protect ourselves from the Aedes mosquito at the Damansara Specialist Hospital this morning.

The campaign is organized by KPJ Damansara, Reckitt Benckiser, MBPJ and RT SS20.
The guest speaker was Dr. Venugopalan, Head of the Vector Borne Disease Control Unit of the Selangor Health Department.

About a hundred residents and hospital staff attended the talk. All of us were very much more informed after the talk.

Remember to join us at the Central Zone padang for the main event of the Anti Dengue Campaign next Saturday, Nov 27.

Dr. Venugopalan telling us that dengue fever is a virus infection caused by the dengue virus. Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (a more severe form) are the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world. There is no drug for dengue.

SS20 residents and hospital staff listening attentively to the talk

Symptoms of dengue fever - headache, prolonged fever, skin rash, joint pain

To prevent dengue fever, you must prevent the breeding of its carrier, the Aedes mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes are identified by the black and white stripes on their body. You can get rid of the Aedes mosquito by frequently checking and removing stagnant water inside and outside your home e.g. ensure that water is not collected in between pandan leaves because the Aedes mosquito only requires 5 cc of water for it to lay its eggs.

Some of the things we learned about the Aedes mosquito, also known as Tiger mosquito:
• Only the female Aedes mosquito bites as it needs the protein in blood to develop its eggs.
• The mosquito becomes infective approximately 7 days after it has bitten a person carrying the virus. This is the extrinsic incubation period, during which time the virus replicates in the mosquito and reaches the salivary glands.
• Peak biting is at dawn and dusk.
• The average lifespan of an Aedes mosquito is 1 month
• The mosquito can lay eggs about 3 times in its lifetime, and about 100 - 200 eggs are produced each time.
• The eggs can lie dormant in dry conditions for up to about 9 months, after which they can hatch if exposed to favourable conditions, i.e. water and food

For more details and info, contact Selangor Health Dept.

Dr. Venugopalan being presented with a souvenir after the talk by En. Taufik, CEO of DSH.

Visitors to the MBPJ booth were given little bags of abate.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SS20 Anti Dengue Campaign

Come join the Anti Dengue Campaign to be held on Sat, Nov 20 at Damansara Specialist Hospital and learn how to wipe out the deadly Aedes mosquitoes!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PJ to start community policing next year

THE Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will start community policing in the city next year.

It will be done with the approval of the IGP's office, state local government committee chairman Ronnie Liu told the state assembly. .......

PJ to start community policing next year

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Security Update - Thursday, 11 Nov 2010

One of the many ways thieves can enter your house!

1) House break-in at SS20/1

2) SS20/14 - House break-in between 11 am and 3:30pm on Sat, 6 Nov.
The thief removed a panel from the front timber door and crawled in without triggering the burglar alarm. He stole a computer notebook, ransacked the whole house and went off through the same hole in the door.

3) Attempted carjacking on Sat night, 6 Nov. Two well dressed young Chinese men tried to carjack one of our resident’s car on the LDP just after the U-turn leading to SS20/21. One of the men was armed with a fake pistol.

4) SS20/16 – House break-in at around 10:30 am on Thurs, 11 Nov. The thief broke off a piece of glass on the front sliding door and crawled in. He triggered the burglar alarm, cut the back door lock and escaped through the back door. He was not able to steal anything.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

House break-in

House break-in today (Nov 4, 2010) in SS20/4 at around 12 noon.
Suspect 3 Chinese men in their 40’s in a white Toyota Corona.