Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Resolving flood faced by Hindu temple in PJS 9

Justify FullMy office received a complaint from Kuil Sri Samundi Eswary (PJS 9, Bandar Sunway) about the flood at the Hindu temple caused by stalled pipe culverts work in adjoining lands.

I immediately arranged for a site visit together with adjoining land owners, representatives and priest from the Hindu temple to ascertain the cause of flood and remedial works to be done.

The remedial works have been carried out and completed in two weeks. MPSJ has also been notified to monitor the situation in PJS 9.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Time for healthy living!

Come join us this coming Saturday and every subsequent Saturday(s) at Millennium Park in SS13, Subang Jaya.

Exercise together as a community.

Qualified trainer.

Suitable for young and old.

Begins sharp at 7:30am and ends at 8:00am.

It's free!

Another community project sponsored by my office. See you there!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Taman Subang Ria remains recreational

The application by Sime Darby to subdivide and convert the usage of Taman Subang Ria from recreational to residential/commercial has been rejected by MPSJ. MPSJ has said that the application contradicts the Draft Local Plan (which has been approved by the Selangor State Government).

About 7 groups of residents in Subang Jaya including Subang Jaya Residents' Association and JKP Zone 1 have been protesting the application by Sime Darby. These photographs have been taken at the protest held on 6 March 2010.

The Menteri Besar of Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim attended the dialogue hosted by my office at Holiday Villa on 28 April 2010. About 600 residents turned up for the dialogue and below were the following suggestions raised which were agreed by the Menteri Besar:

(1) a representative from the Consumers' Association of Subang Jaya has suggested to the State Government to conduct a valuation exercise and the residents will assist to raise funds (a dollar to a dollar) to acquire the park back from Sime Darby

(2) a further dialogue to be held to discuss on the acquisition option when valuation report is ready

(3) MPSJ to clean up the park

I have received an update from the State Planning Director that the valuation report will be tabled at the State Planning Committee meeting in June 2010. When that is ready, I will be calling for another round of dialogue and consultation session with the residents of Subang Jaya. Meanwhile on the cleaning up of the park, MPSJ councillor Theresa Ratnam has also informed us that MPSJ has sent letters to Sime Darby on the matter. Sime Darby is doing the cleaning in stages. MPSJ will inspect the park to ascertain the condition. More updates to follow.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Resolving concerns of residents in Taman Subang Permai

Last Friday, I held a press conference together with the management of Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), JKP Zone 4 and residents of Taman Subang Permai in USJ 1 to announce the construction of the new wall surrounding the IWK plant. Early last year, the residents approached my office for assistance to resolve their concerns on dengue, unpleasant odour caused by the IWK plant and the broken fence surrounding the plant. You can read about the earlier posting here.

Next to the plant is a field frequently visited by children. IWK had then promised to build a new wall surrounding the IWK plant for safety purpose. They have also done maintenance works on the plant to resolve the odour issue. The RM110,000 400m-long wall will be completed by end of this month.

The residents of Taman Subang Permai who highlighted their concerns to me are very pleased to have their problems resolved. They are seen here with their thumbs up! You can read more about it from the articles in The Star and Komunitikini.

This was the condition of the fence surrounding the IWK plant when I conducted my site visit back in 2009.

June 2010 : The newly constructed wall. Kudos to IWK for responding quickly and for honoring their promise!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

JKP3 Family day

JawatanKuasa Penduduk 3 (JKP3) will be organizing its first ever Family Day Event. The purpose of this event is to foster closer ties among the residents under JKP Zone 3 (covers USJ2 to USJ15, approximately 100,000 residents).

Date : 19 June 2010 (This Saturday)
Time : 5pm to 10pm

Venue : MPSJ Padang at USJ5, Subang Jaya

Goodies bags will be distributed to the first 500 registered families.

Lucky draw (lucky draw will be conducted throughout the program, from 730pm till 10pm)

(Please register before 7pm to be in the draw)

For more details, please visit JKP3 blog. See you there!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thanksgiving for Sibu

DAP thanks all who helped create "Sibu Miracle"

8 June 2010, KL - A thanksgiving dinner was held by the DAP yesterday at Restoran Puteri in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail to celebrate the “miraculous” victory of Pakatan Rakyat in the recent Sibu-by-election which was won by DAP’s Wong Ho Leng.

The 15-table dinner hosted by MP for Sibu, Wong Ho Leng, was a gesture of appreciation and gratitude for the contribution and hard work put in by not only DAP cadres, but also fellow Pakatan Rakyat leaders, members and supporters.

Top-level Pakatan Rakyat leaders present included the Kelantan Menteri Besar and PAS President YAB Dato’ Haji Nik Aziz Nik Mat, DAP Parliamentary Leader YB Lim Kit Siang, Penang Chief Minister & DAP Secretary-General YAB Lim Guan Eng, Parliamentary Opposition Leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PKR Vice President YB Azmin Ali, DAP Deputy-Chairman Dr. Tan Seng Giaw, PAS Deputy President Nasaruddin Mat Isa and PAS Secretary-General Datuk Mustafa Ali.

Also in attendance were another 25 other Members of Parliament and State Assemblypersons from all three PR parties. A seven-minute video clip was also shown, with highlights of the work put in by all involved throughout the hard-fought campaign.

In his speech, YAB Dato' Haji Nik Aziz slammed the Federal Government for propagating the mentality that Malays were the only protectors of Islam in Malaysia. “Agama is from God, and the Law is from the People”, the venerable leader said, adding that it was wrong for UMNO leaders to prioritise their own race and ignoring the teachings of Islam. He concluded his speech by emphasizing a need a more inclusive concept of Islam which he termed “Islam terbuka”, which treats all of humanity fairly, including non-Muslims.

De facto leader for PR, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim quoted American poet T.S. Eliot -- “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.” -- saying that the many scandals and controversial issues linked to the Barisan Nasional was hugely beneficial to PR’s cause, and urged the coalition’s partners to persevere and continue in its mission towards Putrajaya.

YAB Lim Guan Eng stressed the huge significance of the Sibu victory, saying that it has renewed the hopes and aspirations of Malaysians who desire change. Lim also highlighted the ongoing and committed teamwork and understanding between PR parties, evident in the by-election through the close cooperation between the parties’ polling and counting agents for the postal vote process.

The dinner’s host YB Wong Ho Leng gave an insightful account of what transpired on 16 May and recalled the numerous tension-filled situations throughout the day, which continued even after the counting of postal votes had been completed. Wong expressed his sincerest gratitude to all those who had contributed to the “Miracle of Sibu”.

Nasaruddin Mat Isa touched on the delicate relationship between the Muslims and the non-Muslims, and commended the Penang state government for the building of a surau within the KOMTAR building which houses the state government office. He criticized BN for not having done anything in the last 30 years

Noting that BN was still practising old politics, YB Azmin Ali emphasized PR’s “new politics” and its steadfast commitment to a better Malaysia for all Malaysians regardless of race or religion. The MP for Gombak stressed the importance of true friendship and trust between PR parties in the coalition’s struggle for a better country, and slammed those who were power-hungry for financial rewards or ministerial posts.

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang rounded up the evening’s festivities by quoting the words of NEAC members, who compared Malaysia to being on a “burning platform” where “doing nothing was not an option”. In the same vein, Lim reminded the dinner crowd that all Malaysians should take charge and capitalise on the chain reaction sparked off by the 308 political tsunami.

“This chain reaction marks the beginning of a new dawn for Malaysians and PR, and we have to keep working hard to save Malaysia from the ‘burning platform’ situation,” he urged.

The dinner ended at 11pm.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy mothers

This year, we celebrated mother's day together with two groups of ladies. One celebration was held with the line dancing group at USJ 11 (close to 100 ladies were there).

Mothers were treated to a simple yet delicious meal after their line dancing exercise :)

This lady looks extremely happy!

Another lady brought her mother along. This grandmother said she was happy to see me in person.

Mothers love to be appreciated!

The second celebration was held at the SS19 flats together with single mothers from SS13 flats, SS19 flats, USJ 1 and PJS 7 flats. I had a short dialogue with them and was most delighted when I asked for a show of hands how many needed a job and only 2 hands went up. Other single mothers have all found themselves a job.

Some single mothers were in tears relating to me the hardship they have to endure after their spouse left/passed away. To all the mothers around us - may God bless the works of your hands and without you, the world would be a poorer place to be!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fire in USJ 7

One of the traders at the food court in USJ 7 came to see me after his stall was burnt down. Encik Abdul Jalil bin Tajuddin and wife contacted me and asked for aid as this was their only source of income and their chidren are still schooling.

I immediately arranged for a site visit and arranged for financial assistance for his family.

We provided financial assistance from the Selangor State Government totalling RM2500 to assist in purchasing utensils, fridge and all other equipments which were destroyed in the fire. Also present were two other traders from the food court in USJ 7 and MPSJ councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran who assisted with getting a temporary stall for him to operate.

Town Hall for residents of USJ 3 ABCD, 3 and 4

I believe in having regular meetings with residents. At the recent town hall organised by my office for the residents of USJ 3, USJ 4 and USJ 3 ABCD, we had a good turnout of residents who came to dialogue with us.

MPSJ councillor for USJ 2 - 15, Rajiv Rishyakaran provided updates on traffic at Persiaran Tujuan and Alam Flora related matters.

Crowd participated actively in the dialogue till 11pm.

I also presented 2 cheques to PIBG SK USJ 2 (RM2500) and PIBG SMK USJ 4 (RM2500) for the improvement of infrastructure for children with special needs. Presentation of cheques cannot be done in school because I'm not allowed to enter schools (prohibited by the Education Ministry simply because I'm not from the Barisan Nasional coalition). As such, we presented the cheques during our town hall session with the residents.

Hopefully with the financial assistance given, children with special needs can now study in a more comfortable environment.

Press conference on Lagoon Perdana

Press conference to update purchasers of Block 1, 3, 7 and 8 Lagoon Perdana together with representatives from MPSJ, MPSJ councillor Tony Chang Kim Loong (also representing House Buyers' Association) and Mr Ricky Goh of Tenaga Gagah Sdn Bhd (Developer)

Below is the article published by NST on 4th June 2010

After a nine-year wait, there is finally some good news for purchasers of units at the Lagoon Perdana condominiums.

The 1,052 people who bought units at Blocks 1, 3 and 8 can expect to get their house keys as early as August, once the certificate of fitness (CF) is approved by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).

The three blocks of 18-storey condominiums are expected to be completed at the end of July.

However, purchasers of units in Block 7 will have to be patient for a little longer as the fourth and last block cannot be completed because its foundation is weak, said Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh.

"The last block which was partially completed two years ago will have to be torn down. Consultants hired by the developer Tenaga Gagah Sdn Bhd have found that the foundation of the condominium is not stable," she said.

Yeoh said she would hold another meeting with the developer to look for a solution for the 359 purchasers of Block 7.

She said the developer had come up with a few options.

"The developer had proposed to change the building from 18 storeys to nine storeys. Those who had purchased units on levels 10 to 18 can opt for units on the levels 9 to 1.

"The developer also said it is looking into the possibility of cancelling the Sales and Purchase Agreements and refunding the money to the buyers," she said.

As for the three other blocks, Yeoh said for the CFs to be issued, the developer would have to rectify defects found there.

She said MPSJ had conducted two site inspections and ordered the developer to clear all clogged outlets, maintain proper drainage at the roof, fix the cracks on the inner and outer walls, clear the site of construction debris, plaster the walls, plug the leakages, align the staircases and clean the lavatories.

"For the issuance of the CFs, the developer needs to ensure that it meets these orders.

"The developer has estimated that it requires about four weeks to do so," she said.

Yeoh said the developer owed RM200,000 in assessment fees and RM1 million for the infrastructure fund to MPSJ.

"MPSJ has agreed to allow the developer to pay the assessment fees in six instalments but it has yet to discuss a payment scheme for the infrastructure fund. Once these issues are resolved, it wouldn't be long before the house owners get their keys," she said.

The Lagoon Perdana condominium project comprises eight blocks of condominiums. Four blocks were completed nine years ago but four were abandoned by the developer because of financial constraints

Read more here from Sin Chew daily.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New OCS for Balai USJ 8 and Bandar Sunway

Recently, I hosted a farewell dinner together with SJ Alert for Chief Inspector Loi (Balai USJ 8) and Chief Inspector Harikrishnan (Balai Bandar Sunway). Both of them have been promoted and they have been replaced by Inspector Chia Bee Chuan and Inspector Muniandy. Community leaders from Subang Jaya, USJ and Bandar Sunway were present.

As a token of appreciation, the community leaders presented a painting to both the former OCS and welcome the new inspectors to DUN Subang Jaya.

In my speech, I thanked Chief Inspector Loi and Chief Inspector Harikrishnan for their co-operation and hard work serving the community of Subang Jaya and extended a warm welcome to the new inspectors. Inspector Chia is the first lady OCS in Selangor and 1 of only 3 in the whole of Malaysia. We are both of similar age and I'm very encouraged to see the young given opportunities to be in leadership in all sectors in Malaysia.

You can read more about the new inspectors here.