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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Turning up the heat on parking bay hoggers

BUSINESSES that hog public parking spaces in commercial areas will soon be dealt with harshly by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
“We will not hesitate to remove or confiscate items found placed on public parking spaces and repeat offenders will risk having their business licences revoked,” Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said at the council’s monthly full board meeting.
Mohd Azizi explained that business owners who wanted to reserve public parking spaces for their own use would have to apply for approval with MBPJ and the lots would be painted red if approved.
Also, those responsible for breaking the law will not be warned or notified before their items are confiscated by enforcement officers.    READ MORE .....

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Deepavali 2016

Happy Deepavali

இனிய தீபாவளி வாழ்த்துகள்

In literal terms, Deepavali means row of lights - 'deepa' means lights and 'avali' means row.

The earthern lamp which is lit during the festival of lights carries a significant meaning in every element of itself.

The earth with which the lamp is made signifies dirt or impurities. This represents us as a person in search of enlightenment.

The oil in the lamp represents negative qualities such as lust, greed, anger, hatred and jealousy which in turn fuels the soul or oneself. This is represented by the cotton wick.

One has to get rid of materialism in order to attain enlightenment, and this is represented by the entire process where the lamp emits light when the wick, which is fueled by the oil, burns.

The 'Vizhakku' (lamp) symbolises knowledge. Any individual who is ignorant will be left in the dark until and unless there is realisation to gain knowledge and unveil the purpose of their existence. Hence, the lamp signifies the removal of ignorance through knowledge.

Rituals like the oil bath and adorning of new clothes are also done with a reason. Oil has the ability to cool down one's body, hence pouring it at the crown of the head would eliminate all the past negative forces accumulated in the body.

Following the oil bath, it is a tradition for Hindus to wear brand new clothes. This signifies the shedding of negative old habits and the start of a whole new life in a positive light.

The habit of making sweets in addition to creating and enhancing bonds between families and friends, also signifies that one should speak sweet things and have sweet thoughts.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Recycle for Sight Program

We have placed a recycle box for eye glasses/spectacles at the guardhouse entrance to Central Zone at Jalan SS20/12. This project is coordinated by Lana Low of Road 16.
This is a Lions Club International program that collects old eye glasses, reading glasses and sunglasses, plastic and metal frames. They are then cleaned, repaired and distributed to people worldwide who can't afford to buy their own.
​Prescription and non-prescription eyewear are accepted. Children's glasses are especially needed.
Please donate your ​eye glasses if you do not need them anymore. All you have to do is place them into the box at the guardhouse​.​ Lana will collect them periodically.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's get physical

10 Oct 2016
Photos taken at launch of SS20 outdoor gym


Launch of SS20 Outdoor Gym covered by Sin Chew Daily and Oriental Daily

Launch of outdoor gym on Monday, 10 October 2016 at Central Zone field, Jalan SS20/14.

Launch officiated by YB Yeo Bee Yin (ADUN Damansara Utama) with cutting of ribbon by YB Yeo, MBPJ Councillor Cik Jamaliah Jamaluddin, Pn Sharizatul Shima bt Shamsuri (MBPJ Landscape Dept) and Dato' Dr Vincent Ng (Chairman, RA SS20 Central).

Following was a short demo of the exercise equipment by SS20 residents and briefing by Pn Sharizatul Shima on the maintenance and upkeep of the padang cergas.

The outdoor gym consists of a parallel bar, Tai Chi wheel, chin-up bar and sit-up bench.

Other VIP guests present were Pn Ariani (MBPJ Landscape Dept), En Adyka (MBPJ Landscape Dept) and Pn Eileen Thong (Chairman KRT SS20).

Many thanks to all our guests and residents who took time off to attend the launch.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bank Negara cautions public of bogus emails using its name

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has cautioned the public on bogus emails using the central bank's name that purportedly requires the recipient to click and download an attachment. 

BNM informed the public to ignore these emails entitled “Security Verification” and not to download the attachment. 

The central bank explained how the fraudsters would seek to deceive the victims.

Firstly, the intended victims receive emails entitled “Security Verification” purportedly from BNM informing them that there is an incoming payment for their account. The victims are required to complete security verification by downloading the attachment provided.  READ MORE ....

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MBPJ increases development expenditure by 128%

PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will increase its development expenditure by a whopping 128% for its 2017 budget.
“We have allocated RM139.89mil for next year’s development expenditure, compared to RM61.34mil for this year,” said Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain.
Themed “PJ Sejahtera” (Prosperous PJ), the budget is in line with the state government’s plan to reduce the people’s burden by focusing on development that will benefit them.
“Our priority will be on upgrading infrastructure and public facilities (RM48.96mil); upgrading landscape and recreational facilities (RM34.61mil); increasing the quality of city cleaning and health services (RM74.13mil), as well as improving safety and social aspects (RM5.9mil).  READ MORE .....