Monday, August 29, 2011

Dance It!

Dance It Workshop
Day 1, September 3rd
Time: 8.30am-6.00pm
Venue: Urban Groove Dance Academy 
No:7, 2nd Floor, USJ10/1C
47610 Subang Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Open to ages: 7-35 years
A dance workshop conducted by professional dance instructors that have years of experience in the dance scene. Come join us and learn exciting new moves and dance tips to improve your swagger from these professional instructors. Yes, it is completely FREE! Come with your friends and family.

Dance It Competition
Day 2, September 4th
Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm
Venue: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Event: Dance It Competition!

Grand Prize: RM 3000
First runner up: RM 2000
Second runner up: RM 1000

Compete as a team or as an individual to stand a chance to win lucrative cash prizes.

To register, find the links on our Facebook event page:
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 017 211 3550

A Community event organised in collaboration with MPSJ

Friday, August 26, 2011

My interview with BBC

WATCH: First-time politician Hannah Yeoh wants to work against the race-based politics she feels are entrenched in the national psyche

Working Lives: Malaysia

Hannah Yeoh, 32, is a first-time politician with the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Selangor state. 

Before she was elected into office Ms Yeoh says she was the typical working Malaysian, disillusioned with the country's politics and griping about wages not keeping up with inflation.

A friend encouraged Ms Yeoh to stop complaining and register to vote. A few months later she was asked to run for a seat in the General Elections of 2008. 

Ms Yeoh's first election turned out to be a historic one. The opposition coalition of which the DAP is a member ended up taking power in a few states and denied the governing party its two-thirds majority in Parliament for the first time in nearly four decades.

Suddenly change was in the air. As an ethnic Chinese, Ms Yeoh says she wants to work against race-based politics that she says is entrenched in the national psyche.

This affects even civic basics like birth certificates, which now require the race of a child to be declared. Ms Yeoh and her husband, an ethnic Indian, are trying to challenge that by registering their newborn baby's race as Malaysian.

Their application was rejected but Ms Yeoh says she will continue to appeal.

Watch the video interview here
The full version will air on August 27th.
Working Lives Malaysia will be shown in full on BBC World News on Saturday 27th August at 0030, 0730, 1930 GMT and on Sunday 28th August at 1230 GMT.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Article in komunitikini on SJCC

Sime Darby’s Subang Jaya City Centre project gets council waiver

The MPSJ monthly full board meeting was embroiled in a verbal tussle today when councillors deliberated an approval granted to the Subang Jaya City Centre project owner, Sime Darby.

Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran noted that Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh had yet to peruse the new traffic circulation plan proposed by Sime Darby when the council’s One Stop Center (OSC) committee had approved it.

Sime Darby presented the plan to Yeoh two weeks ago, seeking a waiver of a condition that requires it to build a flyover in its SS16 project site, and pledged to replace it with some other traffic measures.

Yeoh, in reply, asked for a copy of the proposal and promised to give her feedback in a week.

Hence, Rishyakaran (right) cried foul that OSC should not have waived the condition from Sime Darby without Yeoh’s consent.

“I hope we can withhold the decision until Yeoh studies the case,” he said.

Council president, Asmawi Kasbi, however defended the move, saying that the developer had already proved that building a flyover is technically impossible on the site.

“The flyover will cross paths with the LRT extension,” he said, adding that MPSJ will explore alternatives.

Rishyakaran then urged the council to take the issue seriously, as Ikram (Public Works Institute of Malaysia) has warned that traffic conditions in SS16 will deteriorate to F-class should there be unbridled development in the area.


Councillor Ismail Kamal Abdul Raman also asked the OSC to defer the approval, but Asmawi (right) finally passed it.

SJCC is a 13.75 acres integrated development with shophouses, apartments, LRT station and office blocks.

Sime Darby was initially asked to build a flyover between Persiaran Jengka and Persiaran Kemajuan and two roundabouts as the conditions imposed for the project’s approval.

Talking to Komunitikini later, Rishyakaran said there was no reason for the council to have rushed in waiving the condition.

“If you exclude the condition now, you can’t add on another later,” he said.

“Now it’s too late; we got nothing to bargain with Sime Darby already,” he added.