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Thursday, January 31, 2013

New e-magazine 'Beyond' to arm readers with crime prevention tips - Nation | The Star Online

Crime prevention tool: DCP Tun Hisan speaking to the media after launching the e-mag called ‘Beyond’ at Sunway University.
PETALING JAYA: The creators of the MyDistress app have come up with a free e-magazine which gives tips on crime prevention.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Hamzah launched the e-mag Beyond yesterday.
“The printed version of Beyond was published in 2011 but because of cost constraints, distribution was limited.
“Now that it is available as a smartphone app, the readership will be wider, not only in Selangor but across the nation,” he said after attending the launch and a campus policing event at Sunway University here.
“It is a norm for each police district to have a bulletin on its events and happenings but we wanted to try something different.
“Readers can not only learn about crime and criminal behaviour but also tips on how to avoid criminals,” he said.     Read more ......  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Parents must be alert at all times

MCPF Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) said parents and the public should do more to keep children safe following the recent disappearance and death of 6-year old William Yau Zhen Zhong.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, said protecting children from criminal acts was not the duty of the authorities alone, but the responsibility of all.

"William's death was unacceptable, irrespective of the cause. This is not the time to hurl accusations against his distraught parents. The incident should spur society to protect children in the wake of heinous crimes against them."

Expressing grief over the incident, Lee said child protection should start with the parents and in the home.

"Parents must teach their children how to respond to potentially dangerous situations. They must be alert at all times to ensure their child's safety. Monitor your children's whereabouts and do not let them roam unsupervised."

He said it was also crucial to advise children to be wary of strangers and to educate them on what to do if any untoward incidents occurred.

"Schools play an important role in this regard. Child safety education must be emphasized as innocent school children are most vulnerable to criminals."

Lee added that the police and relevant authorities should step up measures to ensure better protection for children, calling for a nationwide movement that involved all levels of society.

Accidental fall not possible

A police officer walking along a canal in Kampung Bukit Lanchong to identify where William Yau Zhen Zhong could have fallen in.
RIVER BOOMS: William Yau's body could not have floated past 3 traps along Sungai Klang

SUBANG JAYA: A NEW lead has emerged which debunks the accidental death theory in William Yau Zhen Zhong's case.
It was earlier believed that William had accidentally fallen into Sungai Klang after walking about three kilometres from where he was last seen in Putra Heights.
But new evidence showed that it was not possible for his body to have ended up where it was found near Kampung Sireh, Port Klang, if William had fallen into the river at Putra Heights.
This was because log booms and waste traps had been installed along the river. The body would have been caught up in the traps.  Read more .......  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Where is little William?

 Anyone with information can contact 03-5631 9800 or 012-2197133.

PETALING JAYA: Every time the telephone rings in their motorcycle workshop in Subang Jaya, Yau Kok Kang and his wife Goh Ying Ying pray that it is someone with good news about their six-year-old son, William Yau Zhen Zhong, who has been missing since last Wednesday.
As Goh sobbed, her 32-year-old husband, himself tearful, said: “I wish I can turn the clock back ... I take all the blame.”
He recalled the day when joy turned into a nightmare. The family of five had had dinner in Puchong to celebrate their eldest son, seven-year-old Eric's elevation as a class monitor.
On the way home, Yau and Goh stopped at an electrical shop in Putra Heights here to look at some washing machines.
They locked their children, including one-year-old daughter Cindy, in the car, leaving the windows open.
When they returned about 15 minutes later, William was nowhere to be seen.   Read more .....    

Guidelines on gated communities soon

Writer: Basil Foo 
Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
SUBANG JAYA: Residents’ associations (RAs) in Selangor will be invited to give their input on gated and guarded (G&G) communities at a seminar being organised soon by the state.

The event, to be hosted by the Selangor Land and Mines Office (PTG), will be held next week and will seek to draw up guidelines for G&G communities.

“Once the guidelines are drawn up, they will be brought to the state executive council to be endorsed,” said state executive councillor Teresa Kok.
She said there have been many complaints against RAs which have chosen to employ makeshift G&G infrastructure around their neighbourhood.

Among the security measures taken by residents include installing guardhouses, boom gates and barriers made of metal barrels and barbed wire.

Some RAs have permanently blocked roads which prevent emergency services like police cars or fire engines from passing through.

Kok gave an example of the Taman Puchong Hartamas development where a guardhouse erected by the developer had to be torn down by the local council last year.
The structure was deemed illegal as it did not obtain a Temporary Occupancy Licence (TOL) from the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).
“Since the guardhouse was demolished, the  area experienced an increase in crime, resulting in a wave of about eight break-ins,” she said.

Residents were also left fuming when Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) officers tore down a security barrier in their neighbourhood along Jalan SS20/17 last January.
Residents claimed the barriers brought down crime after they were installed. 

Previously, they were the victims of break-ins, snatch thefts and even assaulted with cleavers.
The G&G concept has been a contentious issue in the state, sometimes pitting neighbours against each other as they disagree on fencing up their community.

Some RAs or Rukun Tetangga (RT) see  barricades as a safety feature.
Those who disagree are usually concerned with the closure of roads which may inconvenience them and hinder emergency services.

The state government issued its own guidelines in 2010 which proposed that at least 80% of residents must support the G&G concept before implementation.
This differs from a Federal government guideline which suggests only a 51% support.
“I believe this has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. It should be allowed if there are no objections (from surrounding residents),” Kok added.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mayor's new formula to keep PJ clean

Waste collection contractors who do not perform up to mark during the probationary period will have their contracts terminated.
Mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad (third from left) speaking to councillors after her official swearing-in ceremony. Pic by Khairull Azry Bidin
 NO SLACKING: Garbage collection contractors will be on a one-year probationary period to ensure that they maintain the quality of their service

PETALING JAYA: ALL bulk, garden and domestic waste collection contractors, who are to start their services in the city, will be given a six-month probation period to gauge their services.
This was announced by Mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad after her swearing-in ceremony as a councillor and new mayor yesterday.
She said contractors who fared well will be given another six months probation to ensure that they maintain the good service. Upon completion of the probation period, which takes up to a year, the contractor will be awarded a  one-year contract for his services.    Read more ......  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

4 celebrations in one

Northern Zone residents held a potluck luncheon on Sat, Jan 12 in the field on Jalan SS20/26 to celebrate Christmas, New Year 2013, the coming CNY and most of all, the first anniversary of being a gated and guarded neighbourhood.

There was a large turnout at the luncheon and residents cooked up an assortment of yummy dishes.

Invited guests were SS20 Councillor Lee Suet Sen, Sgt Hamdan and his team of police and also residents of Central and Southern Zone.

Dr. S M Wong, Chairman of DU Northern Zone RA informed that since the inception of the G&G scheme, there has been no report of crime. The boom barrier at Jalan SS20/1 will be moved further to include the house next to Tadika LittleBell so that outsiders will not be able to park their cars along that stretch of road.
There are also plans to upgrade to automatic boom barriers in the near future.

Congratulations to Northern Zone residents and hope that they will continue to have zero crime rate!

Councillor Lee told residents that MBPJ will be carrying out a lot of maintenance work in SS20 now like patching up potholes and repairing drains. MBPJ will be using its funds for more development work beginning this year, concentrating on sustainable development like having more carbon-free zones, more bicycle tracks, etc.

Certificates of appreciation from the RT were handed out to residents involved in community policing. 

Dr. S M Wong briefing residents

Councillor Lee addressing residents

Friday, January 11, 2013

Highway lane to close for 2 months

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) is announcing the temporary night closure of the left-most lane on the Sprint Highway (Petaling Jaya-bound) for a stretch of 350m parallel to Jalan Medang Serai from the junction of Jalan Batai Barat until after the junction of Jalan Medang Tanduk.

The closure, to be implemented in stages, will be effective for a period of two months from today until March 11, from 11pm to 5am.
The closure is to facilitate utility piloting works at the junctions of Jalan Batai Barat and Jalan Medang Tanduk with the Sprint Highway.
The right-most lane on Jalan Damansara will also be closed for a length of 1.2km (Kuala Lumpur- and Petaling Jaya-bound) from Jan 15 to April 30. The closure stretch is from Stesen Minyak Petronas (Taman Tun Dr Ismail) to the Indah Water Konsortium Sewerage Treatment Plant (also in Taman Tun Dr Ismail).    Read more ......  

Security Briefing by Police - 10 Jan 2013

1. Jalan SS20/10 - Man gunned down
    Guess most of you already know that a man was shot at Jalan SS20/10 last Saturday, Jan 5.
    The man was walking towards his mother's house when he was shot in the stomach at about 10:30 pm. 
    After he was shot, he drove himself to the DSH hospital but unfortunately, could not be saved.

2. Jalan SS20/1 - Missing car
A lady left her car at Jalan SS20/1 but was unable to find the car when she returned for it in the evening. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Motorcycle patrol unit rolls out - Nation | The Star Online

Help is on the way: The motorcycle patrol unit checking the streets after it was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Bandar Kinrara.
PETALING JAYA: The Motorcycle Patrol Unit of the police, which was announced under the 2013 Budget, was officially launched last month by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The unit will start operations in selected areas in the Klang Valley.
The police will be spotting Kawasaki Ninja 250R bikes and will be on patrol duty in housing and business areas. Their presence will make patrolling efforts more effective to bring relief to members of the public.
The Prime Minister during the launch stressed that the government is committed to fighting crime of all layers and heed the people's call for a safer country.    Read more ........  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Man shot in SS20

PETALING JAYA: Two men were shot dead in separate attacks within the span of two hours near Damansara and Kota Damansara.
A businessman was shot at point-blank range as he was walking to a relative’s house near SS20 in Damansara at around 10.30pm on Friday.
Just one-and-a-half hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was gunned down near Section 8, Kota Damansara.
On the shooting of the businessman, Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said two men in a dark-coloured car approached the 36-year-old man as he was walking towards his relative’s house.
“A single shot was fired at close range, hitting the victim in the stomach,” he said, adding that the man was brought to a hospital in Damansara but died about two hours later.   Read more .....    

Do not be duped by frauds

Serious matter: (From left) Phang, Lau, Pheng and Gerakan Public Service and Complaint Bureau vicechairman Ben Liew Pok Boon at a press conference to hightlight the issue of syndicates impersonating Bank Negara officials at Brem Mall in Kepong recently.
MEMBERS of the public have been warned to be cautious about a syndicate whose members target victims by impersonating Bank Negara officials.

Jef Phang, 36, from Kepong said he received a call on his mobile phone from a female caller who claimed to be a Bank Negara officer. However, the caller used a private number.
“The caller had my full name, address and my mother’s maiden name. Then the call was supposedly passed to a customer service officer who told me that my credit card had expired.
“When I told her that I did not own a card from that particular bank, she asked me for my fixed deposit account and other bank account numbers,” said the businessman, who suspected that something was amiss because Bank Negara would have had such details.    Read more  ......  

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Appreciation dinner for volunteers and police

A night to remember: Thong (front, third from right) and the heads of other RTs and RAs having a light moment with ACP Arjunaidi.
AS A gesture of appreciation for their efforts throughout 2012, members of the SS20 Rukun Tetangga (RT) Community Policing team were treated to an appreciation dinner with members of the police present as guests as well.

The dinner took place on Dec 27 at Riah Garden Restaurant in SS20, Petaling Jaya.
In addition to the volunteers and police, representatives from residents’ associations (RAs) and RTs from other parts of Petaling Jaya were also present.
SS20 RT chairman Eileen Thong said the efforts of the volunteers were greatly valued, and had not gone unnoticed.      Read more .....   

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Security Update from Police - 3 Jan 2013

1. Robbery at Tadika Littlebell. 
An Indian man went into the kindergarten posing as a parent looking for his child, then robbed a teacher of a laptop and cash.

2. Snatch Theft Incident at Jalan SS20/10