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By Maria J. Dass
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Yeoh said she hoped that the presence of policemen at the beat base will help deter crime in the area.
"The police have identified this area as one of the hotspots in Subang Jaya. There are many students living here and there have been many incidents of snatch thefts here.
"We hope that regular patrolling and the presence of the beat base will help reduce crime in the area," she said.
"We have managed to control crime, thanks to the help and cooperation of the public. We hope that more people will come forward and provide information and report any suspicious activities in their area," he said.
She said critical areas included the Summit interchange, Sri KL roundabout, Bandar Sunway, PJS 7 and the Motorola area.
"The traffic division is lacking in manpower, but we will look into her request," said Khalid.
Friday, August 13, 2010
What is Makasih Toy Library and Resource Center?
Available for Loan to Members
Gross Motor Skills
Jigsaws and Puzzles
Matching, Sorting, Grading
Speech Language Development
Games and Leisure
Reading, Writing and Spelling
Children’s books, Audio Visual
Reference Books for parents /caregivers
For more information call:
Yee Siew Meng 012-3885038
Tan Kwok Huey 012-3180110
Alicia Jackson 03-5621-2844
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Representatives of the surau from nearby Lagoon Perdana apartments and Rukun Tetangga PJS 9 also joined the residents of Sunway Tiara that morning.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
11 OGOS 2010
SPRM DIJEMPUT MENEMPATKAN KAKITANGAN DI PEJABAT KSSB
SHAH ALAM: Kerajaan Selangor menjemput Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) untuk menempatkan pegawai di pejabat Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB).
Tawaran ini dibuat selaras dengan komitmen Kerajaan Negeri terhadap konsep pentadbiran yang telus serta bertujuan meningkatkan keyakinan orang ramai terhadap operasi KSSB berikutan kritikan dan dakwaan yang dilemparkan terhadap syarikat milik penuh Kerajaan Selangor ini.
Kakitangan SPRM ini boleh memantau operasi dan pentadbiran KSSB secara lebih dekat bagi memastikan salah guna kuasa atau rasuah tidak berlaku.
Bagi melengkapkan lagi prinsip pentadbiran telus dan terbuka, KSSB akan mengiklankan jawatan kosong di media bagi mengisi dua jawatan Pengarah yang bebas dari pengaruh politik tetapi berpengalaman dalam industri perlombongan pasir.
Mereka ini akan menjadi wakil Kerajaan Negeri untuk bersama-sama mentadbir dan menguruskan KSSB dalam menjalankan perlombongan pasir.
Kerajaan Negeri juga telah mengarahkan KSSB melantik juruaudit bebas bagi mengaudit setiap sen yang dibelanjakan supaya makumat kewangan KSSB dapat diketahui orang awam.
Kerajaan Selangor percaya masih belum ada syarikat yang menguruskan pasir di negeri-negeri lain yang telah mengambil langkah-langkah seperti yang dilakukan KSSB. Selangor yakin KSSB menjadi syarikat pasir pertama yang mengamalkan pentadbiran yang telus dan terbuka.
Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat di Selangor mencabar negeri-negeri di bawah BN supaya mengambil langkah yang sama terutama di Johor yang mana operasi perlombongan pasir amat diragui tetapi tidak diberi liputan oleh media arus perdana.
Selain itu, Kerajaan Negeri juga ingin mengumumkan perlantikan Wan Ab. Halim Wan Ismail, sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif KSSB berkuatkuasa 26 Julai lalu.
Wan Ab. Halim, 62, berkelulusan bidang Kejuruteraan Perlombongan dari London University, United Kingdom mempunyai pengalaman luas bidang perlombongan sumber galian termasuk pasir, batuan, timah, besi dan emas.
YAB TAN SRI DATO’ SERI ABDUL KHALID IBRAHIM
DATO’ MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR
“Paying the premium to convert the land status from agricultural to industrial is the first step towards legalising the industrial park in USJ1, Subang Jaya,” said Selangor New Village Development and Illegal Factory Task Force Committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah.
Ean Yong and Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh were speaking after a meeting a group of industrial lot owners pertaining to the conversion.
“There are 17 master titles for this industrial park and each master title covers 24 lots, hence the 408 owners,” he said.
“Almost all the owners have paid up, except for 15 who have not been cooperative and five who could not be contacted.”
“The matter was referred to Ean Yong’s office. The state government subsequently approved the extension appeal and discount offer.
“The landowners have an additional three months from May 25 to settle the payment,” she said.
“The premium for each master title costs RM1.1mil before the 50% discount offer.
“Landowners will have to pay about RM25,000 per lot after the discount,” he said.
“The entire industrial park measures 21.85ha while each subplot is about 4,000 sq ft.”
After the procedures are completed and once the industrial park is legalised, Ean Yong said it would be easier for the landowners and tenants to have their licences and relevant documents approved, their products and services recognised.
“The Selangor government has recorded an increase of RM29mil in land conversion premium within a year,” he said.
“Some RM64mil was collected between 2008 and May 2009, while RM93mil was collected between May last year and May this year.”
Phoo urged the remaining landowners to settle the premium before Aug 24 and to cooperate to prevent the matter from dragging on.
The landowners can contact association vice-chairman KG Tan Kee Soo at 012-331 0342 / 03-5635 5022.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Below is the article from KomunitiKini:
The State Planning Committee (SPC) has finally admitted to going along with the decision of MPSJ to withdraw the revocation of TM’s commercial plans for USJ 6 utility land.
The SPC officer gave the information at the case’s first mention with the Selangor Appeal Board after being pressured by the residents’ lawyer Gobind Singh Deo on the status of endorsement.
According to Hannah Yeoh, SPC was passing the buck to the appeal board, claiming it would be up to the board to decide the faith of the 0.35ha TM utility land.
“At last they revealed that the development order stays, which means they have endorsed the MPSJ’s contentious minutes (at the meeting) on April 27 to cancel the revocation,” the Subang Jaya assemblyperson said.
The Selangor Appeal Board scheduled the next hearing on 20 and 21 October, the decision would then lay precedence for all cases involving TM utility land in the country.
The sentiment was equally shared by the community as Serdang parliamentarian Teo Nie Ching, Friends of Kota Damansara (FoKD) co-chairman Jeffrey Phang, Subang Jaya RA chairman AC Gill, Bandar Utama 11 RA chairperson B.L Tan and Sunway RA were all present with the residents at the hearing.
Yeoh said if the ruling is in favour of TM, the next land affected will be the utility lot alienated at Serdang Raya.
“A developer has submitted plans to commercialise the 5.34 acre land, but MPSJ put it on hold to see the decision of the USJ 6 appeal;.”
Yeoh also said she is disappointed with the way SPC and MPSJ had conducted the matter.
“The revocation was done in October 2009 in MPSJ, but SPC has never endorsed it.
“It wasn’t until six months later that MPSJ hurriedly organised another meeting to cancel the revocation, which SPC responsively endorsed.”
Gobind meanwhile requested the documents to be furnished to him before he decides the next course of action.
“I asked for the MPSJ and SPC meeting minutes to get a picture of how they have tabled the decision,” he said.
TM Facilities and developer Bujang Budiman proposed to jointly develop the utility reserve at USJ 6 into a nine-storey commercial block, which the residents have been protesting due to the traffic impact it would bring.
In addition, it raises the question of whether utility land, which was earmarked and sold cheaply to utility companies, could be legally converted after the land price hikes.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Elected reps kept out of S'gor schools:
A circular that allows specified BN leaders to attend events organised by Selangor schools but keeps out those from Pakatan Rakyat, has been criticised as an example of double standards.
The circular dated Feb 16, 2009 states that the education minister has appointed 57 leaders from Selangor Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan to represent him at these events in the state.
Signed by the principal secretary to the minister, the circular was sent to the director of the Selangor Education Department.
It also states that the BN representatives have each been issued a certificate of appointment, copies of which were attached to the circular with a full list of names and posts held in the respective political parties.
When contacted, Hannah Yeoh, the DAP state assemblyperson for Subang Jaya said that - by implication - school authorities have to get the minister's permission to invite Pakatan representatives.
“(When the schools ask for permission), it is never given,” she claimed.
Yeoh had recently mentioned this in a tweet, in which she questioned the contents of the circular and said she had managed to obtain the list of 'approved' BN leaders.
“I am not allowed to attend any function in the schools in my area. This is not right as it sends the message to the children that you have to receive whoever you are given. They cannot choose their own leaders,” she said.
She, however, said she was allowed to enter her alma mater - SMK Subang Utama - after the Parents-Teachers Association (PIBG) stepped in.
“In my case, because the PIBG insisted, I was able to attend. So it shows that PIBG plays an important role,” she added.
'Clearly unfair' policy
DAP's Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee confirmed the situation.
“Some schools had requested donations from me, but I was not allowed to go in and give a speech," she said.
There was one occasion where I had to hand over the cheque outside the school compound.”
“I know this has happened to many other Pakatan leaders, not just me and Hannah. And this is clearly unfair.”
Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong has refused to comment on charges by elected representatives from Pakatan Rakyat that they are barred from functions held in schools in Selangor.
"This is and old story... they dug out an old issue," Wee (left) said. "I have already answered and clarified in Parliament about this. I don't want to repeat it. If it is a new thing, I will answer it." The MCA leader was referring to an earlier incident last year in which, he said, the opposition had already brought up the issue and questioned him in Parliament. The deputy minister's answer then was that 57 leaders from Selangor Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan had been appointed by the Education Minister to represent him at official Education Ministry events at schools in the state. This, Wee had said in his answer then, did not mean that these were the only people who could visit schools. The issue was raised again yesterday in a tweet by Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh, who questioned a February 2009 circular informing schools of the matter. Yeoh also released to the media the list of "approved politicians" that she had obtained. Signed by the principal secretary to the Education Minister, the circular was sent to the director of the Selangor Education Department. Requests to visit schools 'constantly turned down' It also states that all the BN representatives on the list have been issued with certificates of appointment, copies of which were attached to the circular with a full list of names and the posts they held in their political parties. Yeoh complained that this effectively meant that Pakatan elected representatives could not attend functions at schools in Selangor, and related her frustration at being constantly turned down when she made requests to visit schools in her constituency. DAP's Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee agreed with her. "I know this has happened to many other Pakatan leaders, not just to me and Hannah. And this is clearly unfair," Lee had said yesterday.
"I have already answered and clarified in Parliament about this. I don't want to repeat it. If it is a new thing, I will answer it." The MCA leader was referring to an earlier incident last year in which, he said, the opposition had already brought up the issue and questioned him in Parliament.
The deputy minister's answer then was that 57 leaders from Selangor Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan had been appointed by the Education Minister to represent him at official Education Ministry events at schools in the state. This, Wee had said in his answer then, did not mean that these were the only people who could visit schools.
The issue was raised again yesterday in a tweet by Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh, who questioned a February 2009 circular informing schools of the matter. Yeoh also released to the media the list of "approved politicians" that she had obtained. Signed by the principal secretary to the Education Minister, the circular was sent to the director of the Selangor Education Department.
Requests to visit schools 'constantly turned down'
It also states that all the BN representatives on the list have been issued with certificates of appointment, copies of which were attached to the circular with a full list of names and the posts they held in their political parties.
Yeoh complained that this effectively meant that Pakatan elected representatives could not attend functions at schools in Selangor, and related her frustration at being constantly turned down when she made requests to visit schools in her constituency.
DAP's Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee agreed with her. "I know this has happened to many other Pakatan leaders, not just to me and Hannah. And this is clearly unfair," Lee had said yesterday.
"At the time, the education minister was Hishammuddin Hussein, not Muhyiddin," said Muhyiddin's education ministry press secretary Hafiz Abdul Halim in a faxed statement today.
According to the circular, only the 57 politicians from Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan are allowed into school compounds in Selangor to represent the education minister at functions. This effectively bars Pakatan elected representatives from the schools and they have slammed this as smacking of the Barisan Nasional government's double standards.
Some even complained that their work as elected representatives, such as handing over donation cheques to the schools, had to be done outside the compounds.
Subang Jaya state assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh had lamented even though Pakatan ruled Selangor, she could not have access to her alma mater SMK Subang Utama, except through the Parents-Teachers Association, because she was from the DAP.
I have handed donations to 2 PIBGs of schools in USJ at the Town Hall meeting held for USJ 3 and 4 residents. Though the grant given came from the Selangor State Government, we were not allowed to present the cheques in these schools and had to do it outside of the schools. Compare this with the unelected MCA reps who can walk in and out of schools freely and launch events. Are we sending the right message to our children in schools?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Again, I believe in partnering with all stakeholders to make a community functional. Sometimes, the most simple gesture like cleaning up and planting a tree together can go a long way in building strong friendships, all for the benefit of the community.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I feel very passionate about this issue. I grew up as a prefect in school and back then, we held elections to select our Head Prefects. Our peers were given the choice to select their own leader. Students worked hard to shine. They acquired leadership skills and were able to practice them in school.
However, with the issuance of this circular by the Ministry of Education, students in school can no longer have a say in choosing their own leader. The principals of the schools can now appoint anyone they wish to be Head Prefect/School Captain.
This is how the Barisan Nasional government wants to educate our students : to tell them at a very young age that they really do not have a choice and they must accept whoever is given to them to be their leader. Favoritism is being promoted here and this circular effectively robs students of the democratic experience and it retards their growth. It kills the chance for these students to know what choice is.
So if you are a parent and your child may have all the qualities which present him the opportunity to lead, this circular has just taken that opportunity away from your child. And will you remain silent?