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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Inept security guard stood by as victim left to nab pickpocket in Malaysia

A pickpocket got what he deserved after he was caught by his victim and pinned to the floor at a mall in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.....Read more .....

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Be proactive and report potholes, PJ mayor tells councillors

Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain has urged councillors to be proactive in lodging reports on potholes. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 25, 2015.

Petaling Jaya councillors have been urged not to wait for complaints from the people on potholes and instead they should take the initiative to inform the engineering department when they see one.   Read more .....

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Double Celebration for Unity

19 Dec 2015-12-20

RA SS20 CENTRAL organized a joint Deepavali and Christmas celebration at the Community Policing Cabin, Jalan SS20/14 to promote integration and goodwill among the residents of different races and religion.

Among the guests present were YB Tony Pua (MP for PJ Utara), ASP Muhammad Najib (OCS Balai Polis Damansara) and his police personnel, Mr Lee Tong Teck (Asst to MBPJ Zone 9 Councillor Ong), KPJ Damansara Admin personnel, Puan Eileen Thong (RT SS20 Chairman), Mr Chung C T (SS20 North Zone RA Treasurer), En Aftar (MBPJ Contractor) and Mr Lim Sern-Li of Votage.

100 residents and guests came together for a light breakfast followed by a talk presented by Nestle on digestive health and a simple brunch. KPJ Damansara contributed rendang chicken and many of our residents brought muruku and cakes to share with all.

The atmosphere of the occasion was livened up with Christmas carolling and more so when YB Tony joined our residents in the carolling. 

A big thank you to:
1. YB Tony Pua for being so sporting and taking his time off to join us,
2. Our friendly neighbourhood police personnel, ACP Najib and his men for their support and prompt response,
3. Mr Lee Tong Teck for his assistance and support in MBPJ matters
4. KPJ Damansara for their presence, contribution and support
5. Puan Eileen Thong and Mr Chung C T for their constant assistance and support
6. En Aftar for his prompt and efficient maintenance services
7. Nestle, for their informative talk and food sampling

Most of all, thank you to all residents for their support and participation, without which this event would not have been successful.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Selangor Targets 24-Hour Pothole Fixes With New Filler Premix Read

Called Cold-Mix Carboncor, this new premix formula is what road maintenance contractors in Selangor will be using to patch up potholes within the state, which during its launch at the JKR office in Gombak was cited to allow potholes to be fixed within 24 hours of being reported.
Zaidy Abdul Talib, State Infrastructure and Public Facilities Committee chairman, said that concessionaires would be instructed to patch up every pothole within their respective areas as soon as possible, with a loose time frame set at within one day. Using the excuse of low or insufficient funding would not be accepted, writes The Star. 
“In the past, concessionaires only patched up potholes based on a budget but now they have to patch up every pothole,” Zaidy said, adding that the bidding process for the new five-year agreement have already begun as the current concession agreements will end on December 31st.    Read more ......

Monday, December 14, 2015

All must stay graft-free

IPOH: The Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Commission is extending its long arm of the law from the federal to the local council level, even reaching that of residents’ associations.
Its deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said it aimed to weed out corruption right down to the grassroots level.
One of the ways to do just that was by getting resident associations to sign integrity pledges as well. READ MORE ....

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Taxi Service

Looking for a taxi to the airport? 

Call Syed at 017-383 6584.
Syed is one on our residents staying on Road 13 who used to sell rojak at Damansara Uptown in front of Maybank. He has just started a taxi service.

Field Upgrade

26 Nov 2015  
RT and RA committee members at a discussion with YB Yeo Bee Yin and MBPJ officers on Central Zone field upgrade.
1. The flooring of the basketball court is made up of a foundation layer of asphalt with a top layer of rubberized material for greater shock absorption and sound dampening. This material is not as hardy as the concrete flooring which we had earlier. We are advised not to place heavy and hard objects or furniture on the basketball court as this will damage the flooring. 
2. Exercise equipment which were scheduled to be installed this year will be delayed to 2016 due to insufficient budget from MBPJ.
3. A better water conveyance drainage system, which prevents ponding of water on the field will be also be in the plan to be constructed in 2016.
4. MBPJ to trip overgrown trees in the field as well as other parts of the Central Zone.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Deepavali & Christmas Celebration 2015

All Central Zone residents are cordially invited to a Deepavali and Christmas Celebration organized by the RA SS20 Central.

Date : 19 Dec 2015 (Saturday)
Time : 8:00 am – 12 noon
Venue: Cabin 8, Jalan SS 20/14, Damansara Utama. PJ

8:00 am       : Arrival and registration.  Light breakfast.
8:30 am       : Welcome address by Dato’ Dr Vincent Ng (RA Chairman), 
                       YB Tony Pua (MP for PJ Utara)
9:00 am       : Food Sampling  
9:30 am       : Nutrition Talk on Digestive Health by Nestle Nutritionist
10:15 am     : Q & A
10:30 am     : Food Sampling
11:.00 am    : Brunch / Fellowship
12:00 noon  : Closing & clearing up

Monday, November 23, 2015

Security Alert - House break-in

Break-in entry into one of the houses on Road 17 early Saturday morning, 22 November 2015, at around 1:38 am. 

The entry was through the front grill door, where the thief broke the padlock hinge. The thief who was on foot came into our area through the Road 17 boom gate and left from the same place. He wore long pants and a jacket.

Owner and other residents of the house were sleeping in their respective rooms upstairs. The thief also entered a bedroom which was left unlocked and took several items including cash. A police report has been made by the owner.

Please alert the police if you see single 20-40 year old persons walking around our area in the middle of the night or early morning, and you feel they "should not be there". In the early morning, this thief will probably wear jogging attire.  (Damansara Utama Police Station - 03-77222222).

In the mean time, please continue to practice individual household safety:
- lock your house doors unless you are going in and out,
- close your front gate unless you are at your porch/garden,
- do not leave your car keys in your car

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Towards a Safe and Inclusive City

By Jeffrey Phang

A WELL-developed city is only good if we can walk around safely without fear of being robbed or harmed.
Rio De Janerio is a city where the famous beaches of Copa Cobana are immortalised in songs as well as post cards. Promoted as a playground for the rich and famous, its downside is the high crime rate in the favelas (urban slums) about four streets away from the famous beaches.  Read more ......

Monday, November 9, 2015

Deepavali 2015

May the light of Diwali fill your home with joy and happiness. 
Wishing all a very Happy Deepavali!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

House break-in

There was a break-in into one of the houses at Road 14 on Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015, at around 10:30 am. The entry was through the back door, which may have been left unlocked.

Owner was sleeping in the lounge area but unaware of the entry. Several items were stolen. A police report has been made by the owner.

From our CCTV review, we believe that the suspect is the person in the attached photo. Please alert the police if you see this person in our area (Damansara Utama Police Station - 03-77222222).  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fires in Southeast Asia may be emitting more greenhouse gases than the entire U.S.

Fires burn at a concession area in Pelalawan, Indonesia. (Adek Berry / AFP/ Getty Images)
A toxic haze has repeatedly wafted over huge swaths of Southeast Asia in the last month, causing school closures, grounded flights, canceled events and widespread concern about public health risks across the region. Here’s what you need to know about the Great Haze of 2015.

Nearly 100,000 fires are burning, setting up what looks to be the worst fire year in the region since 2006. The carbon emissions from the blazes have now surpassed those of the entire United States — the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases — on 26 out of 44 days since September, according to a report by the World Resources Institute. READ MORE ......

A resident fishes by the river in Palangkaraya, one of the cities worst-hit by haze in Indonesia's central Kalimantan province.
 (Haris Sadikin / AFP/ Getty Images)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Actions to take during Haze

PETALING JAYA: The haze continues to worsen in Malaysia with 22 areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 12pm Tuesday.
According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, Port Klang recorded the worst API at 175 followed by Shah Alam (154), Kuala Selangor (140), Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur (132), Petaling Jaya (132) and Banting (130).
Other areas with unhealthy air quality were Bakar Arang and Sungai Petani (113), Bukit Rambai, Melaka (109), Port Dickson (108), Seremban (103), Jerantut, Pahang (118), Jalan Tasek, Ipoh (116), Kg Air Putih, Taiping (101), SK Jalan Pegoh, Ipoh (122), Seri Manjung (120), Tanjung Malim (128), Seberang Jaya 2, Perai (105), Kemaman, Terengganu (103), Kuala Terengganu (111), Cheras (114) and Putrajaya (120).
Meanwhile, Tawau, Sabah was the only area from Borneo that recorded an unhealthy API of 119.
A reading of 100 to 200 indicates unhealthy air quality, while 201 to 300 is very unhealthy and above 300 hazardous. A reading of 51 to 100 is moderate.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Action against Dengue

An encouraging number of SS20 residents showed up on Sat, 17 Oct and were roaring to start their Anti-Dengue Search & Destroy activity. 

The fight against dengue includes all possible mosquito breeding grounds not just inside our homes but also our surroundings. That is why for this round, the residents targeted common areas like the vicinity of the gerai (frequently patronized by residents and the public), near the pedestrian bridge at Jalan SS20/10 and the field at Jalan SS20/5.

On hand to help the residents were students from SMKDU and MBPJ staff and contract workers.

Also present were YB Yeo Bee Yin, Dr Abdul Ghalib Sulaiman, Deputy Director of the Health & Environment Dept, MBPJ who gave an informative talk on dengue.

Special thanks to SMKDU and MBPJ for their help and support.

Once again our appreciation and thanks to Councillor Ong Swee Long for spurring and sponsoring this activity for SS20.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Anti Dengue - Search & Destroy Campaign

Date: 17 October 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 8.30 am (7:45 am registration and breakfast)
Venue: Cabin 8, Jalan SS 20/14, Damansara Utama. Petaling Jaya

This activity has been initiated and sponsored by Councillor Ong Swee Long in response to the concerns shown by SS20 residents towards the threat of dengue. 

Dr Katie Ang, our resident anti-dengue expert, wishes to remind everyone that the danger of dengue is far from over. Let us gather together this Saturday and do whatever "little bit" to help.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Shoe thief caught on camera in the Central Zone

If you see any joggers in the morning resembling this man in the footage below, please call the police 03-77222222.
He is suspected to be involved in a spate of shoe thefts in the Central Zone over the last few days. He poses as a jogger and comes early in the morning between 5am to 7am.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Notification - Stray Dogs

Dear Residents,

The number of stray dogs in SS20 Central Zone have increased and they wander on all the roads looking for food. As most of you know, there is one pack of around 6-8 animals. They have now become a real threat as one of our residents was recently bitten by a stray dog. 

We do not want any more cases of residents, their children or school students being bitten by these stray dogs. While we have studied several options over the last 3-4 months (for example catching them, spaying and then release, to eventually reduce their population) we have no option now but to contact MBPJ to come to SS20 Central Zone and catch these dogs to send them to PAWS (PAWS Animal Welfare Society). We are in contact with the MBPJ Health Department.

We would like to inform all residents who have dogs to keep them within your house compound, as any dog wandering on the roads may be mistaken as a stray dog and may be caught by MBPJ. The MBPJ guideline is when you take your dog out of your compound, it MUST be on a leash.  

The RA will not be responsible for any of the residents' dogs caught by MBPJ while wandering on the roads. 

Thank you and regards,

Dr. Joe 
Environmental Committee Chairman
RA SS20 Central

Shoes stolen in the Central Zone

2 cases of stolen shoes last week in the early hours of the morning. 

1) Road 16

2 pairs of men's shoes stolen from cabinet in the porch and Touch n Go card taken from the car. Car was not locked.

2) Road 13

16 pairs of leather and sports shoes stolen from shoe cabinet in the porch.

The security committee is reviewing the CCTV to try to identify the thief.
Please do not leave your expensive shoes outside the house.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Celebration despite haze

Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the International Senior Citizens Day cum Grandparents Day went on as scheduled on Sat night, 3 Oct at the Central Zone field despite the haze. 

Activities included an educational safety talk for children by Mr. Fong Peng Lim of Safer Kids, dancing, singing and Xianggong demo by SS20 residents. 

Unfortunately, the song performance by Mr Loke and Carole was cut short and the Karaoke and Line Dancing were cancelled due to the worsening air quality.

Some senior citizens were presented with certificates of appreciation in recognition of their contribution to the community by YB Yeo Bee Yin. 

We would like to thank Councillor Ong Swee Long for sponsoring this event, YB Yeo Bee Yin for her presence and constant support of our activities, and
to all the invited guests, the police and the residents who braved the choking haze to join in the celebration. 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

All SS20 residents are cordially invited to :-
1)      Mid Autumn Festival
2)      International Senior Citizens Day cum Grandparents Day

Date    :  3 Oct 2015 (Saturday)
Time   :  7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue :  Central Zone Padang, Jalan SS20/12

Refreshments served (Halal).
Special gifts will be given to Senior Citizens (60 & above) and children attending.

Organized by :-
1)       RT SS20 Damansara Utama / Kim
2)      RA SS20 Northern
3)      RA SS20 Central
4)      RA SS20 Southern

Sponsored by            : Councillor Ong Swee Long
Also present : ADUN YB Yeo Bee Yin

Please don’t miss! Fun for all and opportunity to interact with your neighbours.

Shifting of Guardpost

Road 11 near the Road 12 guardpost has been closed due to sewerage works causing inaccessibility to traffic. As such, the guardpost will be shifted to Road 13 - Road 20 junction temporarily.
Your patience and cooperation is very much appreciated.
Thank you.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Security Alert - House break-in in Jalan SS20/8

Sunday, 27 Sept 2015

House break-in at Jalan SS20/8, happened between 3 - 6 am.
Burglar/burglars climbed onto the balcony, then went into master bedroom through the roof and stole 2 laptops and cash.
Owner was not in the house.

Please stay vigilant and alert the police of any suspicious activity. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Security Alert - Attempted House Break-in

Attempted house break-in at Jalan SS20/1 in the early hours of Wed morning.
Suspect came in a silver Honda City, tried to prise open door grill.
Owner alerted police, called IPD PJ 03-79662222. 
When police arrived, suspect already left.

SS20 residents celebrate Malaysia Day with cops

RESIDENTS from SS20 Damansara Kim got together with policemen from the nearby Damansara station to hold a potluck party to celebrate Malaysia Day.
Organised by the local Rukun Tetangga and other neighbourhood organisations, representatives from other resident bodies and Rukun Tetangga (RT) in Damansara also attended the celebrations along with Damansara Utama assemblyman Yeo Bee Yin.
Damansara station deputy commander Sub-Inspector Mohd Isa Abdullah handed out certificates of appreciation to residents who had been active in the neighbourhood’s community policing scheme.   Read more ......

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Selangor gets free Wifi

Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali launches the Wifi Selangorku at SACC Mall, Shah Alam. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Raymund Wong, September 22, 2015 

“Today shows the state government fulfilling its commitment of each district connected with Wifi accessibility,” he said at the launch in SACC Mall, Shah Alam.

Azmin, who celebrated his first year in charge as Selangor Menteri Besar said there would be 2,500 internet hotspots in various locations throughout the state by year end
“This will reduce the digital divide which is a phenomenon that occurs in developed states and countries because there are certain areas that are left behind,” he said, adding that Wifi Selangorku would spur urban growth within Selangor. Read more  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Facelift for Central Zone field

In addition to having a fresh new look for our basketball court, we can also expect MBPJ to restore and repair the children's playground as well as having some outdoor exercise equipment being installed next to the children's playground!

This is because our field has been slated to be one of the 7 fields in PJ to be upgraded and revamped by MBPJ early this year - thanks to the effort of our ADUN, YB Yeo Bee Yin and request from the RA and RT SS20.


Sewerage system upgrade

Installation and upgrading of sewer pipes has begun for Project Package D46 at Jalan SS20/11. During this period, part of Road 11 will be closed. 

The project contractor will have their workers help direct traffic and signages will also be put up to guide motorists.

Upgrading work at Road 11 is expected to last for about 1 month.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

G&G Update - August 2015

1. Four (4) CCTVs have been installed at the guardhouse area at Road 12 to capture images of vehicle number plate and driver entering Central Zone.

2. Two (2) extra speed humps installed at Road 12 to slow down vehicles entering Central Zone for security and safety purposes.
G&G committee members who helped to install speed humps, convex mirror and cleared overgrown plants at Road 12-11 junction
3. Convex traffic mirror installed at Road 12-11 junction for safety purpose.

4. Clearing of overgrown plants at Road 12-11 junction to make the entrance more visible and neater.