"Together - Let us keep our neighborhood safe"

Saturday, November 29, 2008

What gives?

Dear Residents,

You might have heard by now the meeting scheduled for Friday afternoon in MPSJ was cancelled at the last minute. Some of you have actually turned up as a result of our letter which we have sent to your homes.

Well, we do apologize if we are unable to inform you on time. We only got notification about the cancellation late Thursday evening. By which time, we have already informed all our residents and at the same time, have prepared for our meeting at 3 pm in MPSJ.

In fact, the committee members were looking forward to meet with the complainants as we really want to find out what their problem was. It was a big disappointment to all of us and we felt very bad as we could not inform everyone of you on time.

Because of this situation, we plan to write a letter to MPSJ stating our disappointment with the last minute cancellation and we would insist that they give us more advance notice in future before they cancel any scheduled meeting with us. We would also seek clarification from them on why the meeting was cancelled at the 11th hour. We hope to get an official reply from MPSJ on this matter and we will post it on the blog.

However, we have heard in the grapevine that apparently this meeting was called by our councillor for our zone, Encik Ismail Kamal. But something came up for him at the last minute and so he had asked for it to be cancelled. However we cannot confirm this at this point in time but if that is true, we will write him an official complain letter as well.

Further to that, we would also want him to know that as a councillor for our zone, he should act in a more responsible manner and that if he cannot cope with the job, then we will have no hesitation to recommend him to leave this job.

If proven to be true, we most certainly will do something about it as we do not need such people who have no respect for other people’s time to serve us. In our view, if they cannot manage their own time efficiently, then how on earth can we expect them to serve us effectively? They will be just wasting our time.

Sadly, this outdated system of appointing councillors rather than being elected or voted in, is still being practiced. And so it gets mixed up with politics as well. As far as we are concerned, these appointed councillors (politicians) should stay out of these positions if they are not fit to serve the public at large.

The way forward, we believe, is to have a proper election process, whereby leaders are voted in rather than being appointed just because they come from some political parties. With a proper election process in place, we believe, the community will at least have the opportunity to vote in capable people who can lead and willing to work for the community without expectations of any returns.

We sincerely hope that what we heard about our Councillor Ismail Kamal is not true. If it is, it will most certainly leave a sour taste in our mouth!

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Public Hearing on Objections to our security system

Dear Residents,

There will be a hearing in MPSJ that involves people who have complained against our security system.

It will be held at Bilik Mesyuarat 2, Aras 3 in MPSJ this coming Friday, 28 November @ 3:00 pm. It will be chaired by the Timbalan YDP, Tuan Mohamed Yusoff Bin Ghazali.

Our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh and several other councilors (Encik Ismail Kamal, Puan Theresa Ratnam and Encik Roslan Shahir) will be present as well. Invited to the meeting as well is the Head of Police in USJ 8.

You are all encouraged to attend as the complainants are trying to make a case against us, so as to make us dismantle the security system that we have implemented. The complainants are:

No.75, Jalan USJ 11/3B

Gay Pin Sing
No.41, Jalan USJ 11/3A

No. 10, Jalan USJ 11/3K

Dineout boss

These people, including the DINEOUT boss did not contribute a single sen to pay for the security system but instead they have lodged complaints against us on our security which we have done for our safety which by the way, they also get to enjoy for free. They are the ones who are showing how unreasonable and ungrateful they are. Never mind dear residents, as you will get a chance to meet such 'great' neighbours first hand on that day.

You will get a chance to hear from them this coming Friday, why they are complaining when in fact, they are sleeping more peacefully these days. We do wonder if they realised that the number of crime reported in our area in the last couple of months is almost zero! And the best part of it is that, we are paying for it - for them as well! Fair?

In addition we also have complainants from outside our area. They are:

Mrs. Lim
No.27, Jalan USJ 11/4D

Ravi Shankar
No.8, Jalan USJ 3/4G

We wonder if these people also complained about the ones in USJ 5, USJ 16, Puchong, Seri Kembangan, Bandar Utama, Rawang, in fact the whole of Selangor......!

They must be really free and really got nothing to do as they like to poke their noses into other people's area. What kind of people are these we wonder?

Anyway, folks, we have come this far. We are sure you all will not allow these few selfish people get in the way of our safety and our family's safety. So, please do make the time and come for this very important hearing. We need you to be heard as to why we should maintain our security system. Please come and fill up the meeting room so that they know the majority is totally not on their side.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In memory of Constable Rozami Hasan


A CARING COMMUNITY....contributions from the community and corporate sector have poured in to assist the widow of police constable Rozami Hasan, who died in an accident while on duty. Rozami was attached to the USJ8 Police Station.

FINANCIAL assistance poured in from the community and the corporate sector from both Subang Jaya and USJ when word got out of the sudden death of police constable Rozami Hasan, who was attached to the USJ8 police station.

Rozami died in a freak motor vehicle accident in front of the USJ8 police station. He leaves behind his wife Nur Aishah Ahamed. Rozami and Nur Aishah according to Chief Inspector Foo Teik Fong just got married in August this year.

The following are among those who showed up to hand their contributions in:

ADUN Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh contributed RM2,500 to the fund.

Contributions from USJ2 & USJ 6 Rukuntetangga

USJ11/3 Community

USJ11 Resident Wivien San

Empire Subang


Kumpulan Warisan Rantau Sdn Bhd based in USJ11

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hari Kanak Kanak - 22 November 2008

Dear Residents

1. Coloring competition by Nural (Pending confirmation)
2. Balloon Sculpture by the clown
3. Magic Show by the clown
4. Bouncing castles
5. Gardenia Wagon
6. Yeos – Sponsored 45 carton of just tea drinks
7. Yakult – sampling & activities (talk on digestive system) – Pending confirmation
8. Foot Reflexology – (to be confirmed)
9. Foot scan by Adidas confirmed
10. Maestro Swiss – VICO chocolate drink & Activities.
11. Health Screening – by HOPE worldwide (BMI Test, BP, Weight & Height, Glucose Test)
12. Sanofi & Pasteur – Free Flu Vaccine & activity

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Public Hearing on Development in MPSJ

2:30 pm - MPSJ
Thursday, November 13, 2008

There was a public hearing on the proposal by TOPSPEED to develop the piece of land on the playground in USJ 11/3. This time, they came back with another proposal to develop the land into a Kindergarten and a Food Court. About 20 residents went for the meeting while TOPSPEED was represented by about 8 of their officials, including their boss.

It was presided by the Timbalan YDP and assisted by a few MPSJ officials. Two of our MPSJ councilors, Mr. Chia and Encik Kamal as well as YB Hannah Yeoh were also present in the hearing.

The Timbalan YDP started by giving some background to the hearing and what we had to observed as to the rules of the hearing. He wanted only a representative from each side to speak.

TOPSPEED then started by presenting their plans on their 'new' proposal. They revealed their plans on Food Court cum Kindergarten which was to be housed in a 2 ½ storey building with an underground car park for 42 cars.

However, there were no other details given such as the numbers of stalls, their size, types or how many or how big the classes were being planned for.

They only stated that the kindergarten was built for about 150 students and will only operate for a single session and that is in the morning. They also stated that there will be about 30 teachers at any one time. As for the food court, the stalls will not be sold but will be rented out to business operators.

It looked like a poorly drawn plan. There were more questions than answers at the end of their presentation. And towards the end, when the Timbalan YDP wanted to ask the resident’s side to speak, the boss of TOPSPEED interjected.

He argued that he should be allowed to build the 2 ½ storey semi-D houses as the approval for it was already granted previously. And that if his plan to go ahead with the commercial development is allowed, then it will not be viable as our G&G is already in force and that the G&G will have to be torn down.

The boss of TOPSPEED also said that our G&G does not meet the requirements of the law. To this point, the Timbalan YDP then told him that the meeting was to talk specifically about the 2 ½ storey Kindergarten cum Food Court which they were presenting and nothing else as the session that was being held had nothing to do with G&G or for that matter the 2 ½ storey semi-D that he had brought up.

Then it was the resident’s turn to speak. Encik Shahrul was the representative elected to speak on behalf of the residents. He spoke about the collective objection from more than 90% of the residents in the area. He pointed out that the land should be kept as a green lung which is also the wish of the majority of residents staying in the area.

He gave accounts of what has happened in the past and how the objection was raised even way back in 2004 and that there were many protests in the past about the development, even under the previous owner, Tetuan L.S. Teng.

He also pointed out the unhygienic condition that would prevail should the Food Court be allowed, the traffic congestion in the area and the security in our area which will be compromised. It would attract all sorts of negative elements and bring about a lower quality of life in our area. He also mentioned the fact that there are already an oversupply of food outlets in our area.

After his presentation, the councilors pointed out that no matter what the situation, with the kindergarten, it will be inevitable that the area will be congested as parents will be dropping their children almost at the same time when the kindergarten session starts and ends.

YB Hannah Yeoh pointed out that with 42 planned car parks, it will not be sufficient as there are already 30 teachers and as such the cars parks will mostly be occupied.

These were the apparent problems that were pointed out that may arise if the proposal to develop into a Kindergarten cum Food Court is given the green light.

The Timbalan YDP then concluded the meeting by pointing out to TOPSPEED to be more prepared the next time, as they were wasting a lot of people’s time due to the inadequacy of information towards their plan.

He also pointed out that it will be discussed in the OSC meeting (which is held every two weeks) to see if this plan can be approved. He also pointed out that it will be a long process should the state government acquired back the land and hand it back to MPSJ to be kept as a green lung. He then thanked everyone for attending the meeting and it was then adjourned.

The decision to build the Food Court cum Kindergarten will now be in the hands of the OSC meeting. If it is approved, the Resident’s Association will take it to the Appeals Board (Lembaga Rayuan) at the State Government level. Likewise, the developer will also be given the same right if it is rejected. But for now, it will just remain as is, a fenced up green lung!

Friday, November 14, 2008

From the New Straits Times - November 13, 2008

Attacked by robbers in front of his house Nuradzimmah Daim

Yeong Sheong Jeang suffered injuries after he was attacked by robbers in front of his house.

AMPANG JAYA: It was 6am. Yeong Sheong Jeang was about to move his car parked in front of his house when he was attacked by parang-wielding men.

The 25-year-old sales engineer from Taman Kencana said he was about to start his Proton Waja when four men on two motorcycles approached from both sides of his car and started smashing the car's windows."They wanted my valuables but I told them that they were in the house. I told them that I had to look for my wallet and mobile phone.

"However, they got impatient and dragged me out of my seat through the window and started attacking me with their parang," said the traumatised Yeong.

Yeong said the only thing he could do was to cover his head with his hands.

He managed to escape after a struggle with his assailants. He then rushed into his house and shouted for help.

The robbers were chasing him but ran off upon seeing Yeong's brothers.

"I had locked my car the moment I got in. I thought it was safe but I didn't expect this," said Yeong.

He was rushed to Ampang hospital where he received about 30 stitches on the head and left arm. He was also hospitalised for a week.

Yeong's younger brother lodged a police report at the Pandan Indah police station.Yeong's neighbour, Cheong Chye Wah, 46, who works at Pandan DAP branch, said there were at least two snatch theft cases every week in their neighbourhood.

"It is just a small neighbourhood with about 40 houses, but the crime is so rampant that almost all of us had encounters with robbers. My father fell into a coma when a robber pushed him on the road one morning in April. He has yet to regain consciousness," she said.

Teratai State assemblyman Jenice Lee urged the police to conduct regular checks especially in housing and commercial areas with banks, as these were hotspots for robbers.

"I had also been robbed before at the roadside, so I understand the trauma that the victims experience. Sometimes they do not lodge police reports as they feel that it's just a waste of time, especially if the loss of valuables is not that huge.

"However, that doesn't mean that the police couldn't do anything. There should be more patrol cars on the street to curb crime," she said.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guards assaulted at USJ 26

This is to inform all that an assault took place at our guard house this morning round about 4.30am.

The following is based on the guards description of the incidence:

4 persons on 2 bikes, identifying themselves as policemen, came to the guard house. One of them frisked the guard on the pretext of searching for drugs.

When he wanted to take the guards watch clock, the guard resisted. The 4 persons then assaulted the guard on the face and body with sticks…

In the process of protecting himself..he was hit on the forearm which resulted in a fracture of the forearm. They stole his watch and handphone, radio and the guard watch clock.

This incident has left the neighboourhoood security committee quite alarmed. A police report has been made.

For those neighbourhoods which have guards on duty, pls take necessary precautions to avoid such incidences.

Will keep the community updated on any further developments.

Best regards

Millia Residents Association

Friday, November 7, 2008

Open reply to a comment from Mr. TH Chong

Dear Jeff,

The list of business outlets that you ask us to support, some of their faces appeared on the Nanyang Siang Pau Daily a week ago with Mr.Chin of Dine Out to protest against our g&g, the skinny laundry man in particular. Has he repented since then ?

th-chong 11/3k

November 7, 2008 8:08 AM

Dear TH-Chong and all the residents of USJ 11/3,

Thank you for your comments, feedback and the overwhelming show of support for the committee.

In fact we do know of some of the shop operators who went along with the boss of DINEOUT and AYUTHAYA to protest against us and they did appear in the vernacular newspapers on Sunday.

We believe it is also in today's Utusan Newspaper. And if you get a chance to read the Utusan today, you will notice how they have skewed and made up a pack of lies to conjure up a story just to get readers to be on their side. Such is the standard of some of our newspaper reporting - below zero! Sad!

Anyway, back to some of the shop operators. To be fair to them, they actually do not know the whole story when they were asked to join in the protest against the G&G set up by the residents. They have been influenced and given a distorted picture of the what had actually happened by the boss of DINEOUT and they went along without knowing the full facts or actually checking or talking with us.

They are, after all, part of the shop's community so supporting each other is quite normal. However, in their case, they really did not know what had transpired.

When we met with most of them over the past few days (including the boss of Laundry), we had explained to them the real situation and that we had actually wanted to engage with them to resolve the problems, especially the DINEOUT boss. We even showed them a copy of the reply letter addressed to him and the rest of the shop operators about our intentions to resolve any issues they may have.

They were very surprised with our explanation and our letter. Indeed some of them appeared embarrassed after listening to us.

Unfortunately, those issues which were in letter were never given a chance to be fully addressed as the boss of DINEOUT decided then to turn down the invitation from our Vice-Secretary for the discussion some weeks back. He told our Vice Secretary that he did not want to engage with us anymore and that he was 'TIRED".

Just imagine our surprise then!

Because just 24 or 48 hours before that, he was happily discussing with us together with a couple of the other shop operators, on how to address the access issues to the shops, giving constructive suggestions and offered to pay the security guards etc. Hence the reason for the reply letter, as right after that meeting, we wanted to put it to him in writing, in case he changes his mind.

As we have mentioned in earlier postings as well, this sudden about turn left us really puzzled.

That then left us to think maybe, just maybe, he may have a totally different agenda. God only knows what was and is still on his mind! But who cares now? If that is his stand and continues to oppose to our security initiative we will take it on and we will accept his challenge. It is just that, we have been too nice for too long.

Anyway, the rest of the shop operators were told by him that we were extremely arrogant and that we have refused to listen and negotiate with them. We would just put up barricades here and there without due considerations to them.

There is absolutely no truth in that at all!

Yesterday, someone claiming to be a resident (or maybe it really was a resident but we will not be able to know for sure) made a report to MPSJ about dirty outlets in USJ 11/3 shops. Subsequently, the MPSJ, based on the complain, made surprise checks to the shops. A lot of them were summoned as a result, even for minor offences - some of them were even issued with two summonses!

We would like all of you to know that it was not the work of the Committee as we hold no malice against the shop operators. Coincidentally, the inspections were done at the time when the DINEOUT was closed!

If it is not us then who could it be?

But now the shop operators think it is us who are trying to get back at them for them staging the protest.

We, the Committee, would like to state clearly that we will not stoop so low as to do such a thing. We believe in living in harmony and that is the reason why we have already started to talk to them one at a time. It will do us no good in retaliating in this manner.

What we want is our security and that means some compromise from them. If that works out, it will create a win-win situation for all.

We hope this will set the record straight. As for the DINEOUT and AYUTHAYA shops, that is a lost cause. They have started something against us and so we will not back down. It is that simple.

We will not compromise our safety and the safety of our families for some lame reasons that they have created - not to mention the lies they have conjured up which were published in some of the newspapers.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, November 6, 2008

From Today's "the Star" newspaper

Remove the barricades, say traders

SOME traders at USJ 11/3 in Subang want the barricades set up by the residents association in the area removed immediately.

According to the business operators, the Subang Jaya Municipal Hall (MPSJ), in a letter dated Oct 20, has directed the residents association to open the roads.

Restaurant operator Gilbert Chin said that his business had dropped drastically since the barricades were put up as part of the security system implemented by the residents association.

“Our customers can’t come in to this area. The main entry points are now blocked by guards,” he said.

Easy access: Residents from the neighbouring area often use this entry-exit point to get to Taipan as it is more convenient.

“The residents association has no rights to take law in its own hands. It shouldn’t barricade the roads at our expense,” Chin said.

Foo Shou Jee, also a restaurant owner, is also very upset over the whole security system as his business is badly affected by it.

“My customers complained that they have to get the security passes from my workers before they could enter the area,” he said.

“Such an inconvenience is causing me to lose customers,” Foo said.

The gated and guarded community concept was implemented at USJ 11/3 by the residents association in late September, following complaints from house owners about the increasing crime rate in the area.

The residents blame the many entry-exit points at the residential area as a major contributing factor to the many snatch-thefts, car thefts, break-ins and even robberies.

They then decided on a massive security plan to safeguard their community, including the setting up of barricade at certain entry-exit points.

Security guards are now stationed at three of the 11 entry-exit points while drum gates are placed at the other entrances.

Vehicles are only allowed to enter the area via the three guarded gates, after being subjected to scrutiny by the guards.

Tight security: A security guard asking some questions before allowing a motorist to enter the neighbourhood.

The other entry-exit points are either closed all day or opened only during certain hours.

Several roads leading to the shoplots are also blocked and this has caused an uproar among the business operators.

The MPSJ, acting on the complaints from the business operators, has written to the residents association, instructing it to remove the barricades at Jalan USJ 11/3K (from Jalan USJ 11/6), Jalan USJ 11/3J (from Jalan USJ 11/3K), Jalan USJ 11/3J (from Jalan USJ 11/3F), Jalan USJ 11/3F (into Jalan USJ 11/3).

However, the letter, signed by MPSJ urban planning director Ismail Muhamad, allowed the residents to close the roads from midnight to 6am.

Residents association pro tem chairman Ng Peng Hin insisted that the security system was necessary and urged the MPSJ to reconsider its decision.

“The police officer in charge of USJ 8 has confirmed that USJ 11/3 has one of the highest crime rates in Subang.

“We are all victims or witnesses of crimes such as snatch thefts, robberies, break-ins and stolen cars,” he said.

“We did open Jalan USJ 11/3K for a few days to gauge the effectiveness of the security system, and a robbery involving six foreigners happened on the second day of its opening,” Ng said.

Ng, a business manager, said there were still two entry-exit roads leading to the shoplots from Jalan USJ 11/3, while the barricade at the junction of Jalan USJ 11/3J and Jalan USJ 11/3K had been removed.

“Customers from outside USJ 11/3 would have no problem in getting to the shops at all. They can just tell our guards where they are heading to and they are free to enter after the guards recorded their car plate numbers,” he said.

But restaurant operator Chin argued that with the current security arrangement, residents from the neighbouring areas would need to make a detour to get to Taipan now, instead of the more convenient way via Jalan USJ 11/3K.

“To turn into Jalan Perpaduan from Jalan USJ 1/16 is dangerous. It’s an accident prone area,” he said.

Ng, however, explained that Jalan USJ 11/3K was a residential road, but many cars sped and caused accidents despite the humps on the road.

“The junction is dangerous as a field is located at this road. We are worried about the safety of our children,” he said.

“Furthermore, the motorists using this road to get to Taipan are making illegal u-turns at Persiaran Bakti to get to the business area,” Ng said.

Ng and committee members of the residents association told StarMetro that many residents were contemplating about moving out of the area because of the frightening high crime rate.

“Many had been injured, with one having her shoulder dislocated after they were assaulted by thieves or robbers,” Ng said.

“Some residents will stay on if the current security system continues to operate.

“Nearly 88% of the occupied houses in USJ 11/3 are subcribers of the security scheme and the number is increasing each week,” he said.

However, the three business operators who called a press conference last week said that they had not encountered any security problem recently.

“They should leave it to the police to take care of the security problem,” Chin said.

Another trader, who wished to remain anonymous, said the business had become slow because of the unfavourable economic situation and not the result of the security system.

“It is certainly an inconvenience, yes, but my customers and workers were victims of snatch thefts. Some were robbed of their handphones when they left them on the table while having their meal,” he said.

Ng urged the shop operators and customers to look at the positive aspects of the security scheme.

He said the security set-up at USJ 11/3 had contributed to making the restaurants, coffee shops, barber shops, pubs, laundry shops, convenient stores and pet shops into very safe places to patronise

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Project Fencing

Dear Residents,

Recently, we ran a poll on the blog asking you to vote on the following:

Are you in favor of fencing our area (perimeter of USJ 11/3)? The choices were “Yes”, “No” and “Don’t Care”.

An overwhelming 92% of the respondents came back with a "Yes”! That means, the residents here are overwhelmingly in favour of the fencing. That is an incredible!

With that in mind, the committee is planning for the next launch of our project that is, ‘Project Fencing’. Our target is to have this fencing installed no later than 31 January 2009. That is about 3 months from now. It will probably cost us about RM70+ thousand. Our target is to collect from generous donors and all households with a minimum targeted amount. We will let you know the amount in the next newsletter.

Once we have enough funds, we will start the project to build up the fence. Any excess funds will be used for improvements such as to the guard house, install CCTV and boom gates to certain entry/exit points instead of using the drums which can easily be pushed aside by irresponsible people now.

This fund will be managed separately from the ones that we have already collected from you which are used to sustain our security services. We want to ensure that our secuirty system will continue to run uninterrupted.

It is also our fervent wish to improve all the areas of our security in our area. In doing so, we would like to see how we can maximize our resources and minimize our costs. You would appreciate that, it has been a big learning process for all of us in the committee in a very short period of time! But we have perservered and it would not have been possible if we did not have your 100% backing. Thank you dear residents!

Anyway, the idea, in the longer term, is to try and reduce our cost and thus hopefully, our monthly fees. In this respect, we hope to get more subscribers to contribute to our efforts. The more money we collect from more people who are willing to contribute, the less the burden it will be, for all of us. So, if your neighbours have not subscribe yet, perhaps you might be able to help us by talking to them, on our behalf.

On another note, while there are some black sheep within some of the shop operators, there is also a big majority of them who are for it, that is, they are really supporting our security initiatives.

In those instances, we hope that the residents here will support their businesses by patronizing their outlets more. It is only fair that we try to support them in anyway possible. For example, if you need to patronize a 7-11 outlet, why not buy it from the one nearest to us. If you are looking for food, then there are plenty of choices here to pick from including incredibly delicious hawker food.

However, there is one particular one we are sure you do not want to go to! (Sorry Mr. DINEOUT, we have written you off!)

If you are looking for a haircut, fruits and vegetables, groceries, fresh food market, pet food, tuition centre, gym, laundry, organic foodstuff, homecook Malay food from various parts of Malaysia, a place to have some nice family meal with different price range, some food and a chat or a place to "Line Dance" and chill out, it is all here for you.

These community shops are there for our convenience so the more we support them, especially in these trying times, the more they will appreciate the community here. So, let us all work together and give them a helping hand.

The committee has given them the assurance that we, the community in USJ 11/3, will not neglect their needs. We intend to assimilate them into our "kampung" (in Chinese – “San Chin” or New Village).

We will be promoting their shops in the future on this blogsite and we will tell you about the people behind the scenes, their challenges and what they have to offer us, the community in 11 Trees.

So watch out for that on this space!

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Recent Crime reported via SJ Alert

More reports:


There was another snatch theft at Ss12/3a at 9:40am yesterday morning(3rd Nov). I saw part of this incident as it happened so fast and could not note down the motocyle number as it was blurr. 2 Tamil boys of medium built wearing a t-shirt on a motorbike attacked a girl who was just about to alight from her car and snatched her gold chain. One guy with a kitchen knife(I saw him holding it) pulled her gold chain(the other was waiting on his motobike) and asked her for her IC which she refused to give(her account).

She screamed and some neighburs came out and shouted and by the time I came out they were riding off. It is very fortunate as they did not stab her as happens when one refuses in some cases. Except for the loss of her chain she was OK. So residents be aware and alert. It happened so fast. It is time the police started checking motorbikes instead of stopping cars at the Kewajipan roundabout.

It is so sad that the police resources are being wasted on no value add and political activites whiles the subjects of Malaysia suffer.

Best Regards
AS Gill+60(12)3112091

Crime reported via SJ Alert

Dear Residents,

A message from Eileen Cheah via SJ Alert:


Please be alert, especially youngsters at the playgrounds/vicinity ... Two incidents in a day om USJ 6 reads as really bad news, especially as they are also targetting our vulnerable youngsters!

Both incidents reported on Saturday November 01, 2008

Incident #1
Time: approx. 10am
Location: Jln USJ 6/4B padang

Two Malay-looking youths robbed a 14-year old student (who had finished playing basketball and was with a friend) of his carry-bag, handphone and wallet. The victim was also punched in the face.

Incident #2
Time: between 10.00 - 10.30pm
Location: Jln USJ 6/2B padang

Two Indians on a red motorbike JEF 8615 tried to rob a youngster who was still loitering at the U6BC basketball court, bouncing an unclaimed basketball left behind after a tournament match. The youngster was also punched in the face in the encounter. Earlier on, there had been series of basketball games played at the court from 5pm till abt 10.00pm. Fortunately for the youngster, the tournament director (who lives in the row of houses just across the padang) had just walked back to the court to switch off the court's spotlights and saw the incident. However, the 2 robbers sped off but it is believed that the motorbike has the registration JEF 8615.

The "2 robbers on a bike" modus operandi appears similar to descriptions of the current spate of snatch thefts-robberies/attempted robberies happening in and around both USJ/Subang Jaya

Always BE ALERT! CALL THE POLICE AND REPORT ALL INCIDENTS so that they can increase vigilance/patrolling frequency!


Monday, November 3, 2008


Dear Residents,

In my haste in getting all the information updated for you, I forgot to mention the generosity of some of our residents who have come forward to donate a few bicycles for our guards after we posted an appeal in the blog.

So, on behalf of all the residents, the committee and the guards especially, a very "BIG THANK YOU" to Madam Ong and her husband and also to Cheryl (Melissa's sister from 3B).

I will get a picture of the bicycles and post it here in due course.

As promised, here is the picture as at November 6, 2008!

Thank you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lost Doggie

Dear Residents,

A dog have been found this evening wandering around USJ 11/3 area. If you have lost a dog, please email the following details to the editor:

1. Type of Dog
2. Color
3. Size
4. Any other description

We will respond to you if the description fits the profile of the dog found. Please do not forget to leave your contact details as well.

Thank you.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Lone Ranger...

Dear Residents,

Do you know why we started the security project?

Well, it is because the USJ 11 area has been reported to have the highest crime rate in the whole of USJ since 2007 and it had continued to climb. It was and still is a worrying trend. We had actually wanted to address this problem way back then and even approached the then ADUN for Subang Jaya, YB Datuk Lee Hwa Beng.

And today, we the committee members, are very grateful for whatever we have worked so hard for especially the last few months as the security project became a reality. The many meetings we had, the many walks we did in the hot sun and the many weekends we had to sacrifice. But it is all worth it as we have achieved what we set out to do.

It was also beyond our expectations, the overwhelming support we got from you – the residents of USJ 11/3. However, not all has been smooth sailing. In fact, there is a man-made storm on the horizon. No thanks to one selfish person.

It would now be timely to reveal to you the chronological of events that had happened since the day we started our G&G project here in USJ 11/3. Indeed on the very first day of the launch of our G&G, we faced a lot of problems.

Call it inexperience - call us newbie in this. There were indeed problems and it demanded our attention and time then. And it not so much came from the residents but from one person, the boss of DINEOUT. Well, here is the story…

When we faced objections from a few shop operators, we were at that time; trying to be discrete by keeping their identities away from you because we were worried about unnecessary backlash towards the shop operators. We were trying to use reasoning as a means to try and work things in a more civilized manner, to try and resolve the issues at hand with the shop operators.

Some of them were okay after listening to our reasons and what we intended or planned to do then, to try and resolve their issues and access problems.

There was also a comment from a resident named Jo in one of our earlier postings in our blog who wanted to know who the ‘bad apple’ was but we continued to maintain our position and kept their identities out from public view including the DINEOUT boss.

Well, we do not have to now, as he had come out openly to protest our security project during our “Get-to-know-your-neighbour” event last weekend. Of course, he did not realize that it has worked against him as some of the residents actually confronted him and gave him a piece of their minds!

DINEOUT Boss confronting and protesting to YB Hannah Yeoh after distributing leaflets to the USJ 11/3 residents during the "Get to know your neighbour" event.

Anyway, let us relate what had happened.

On the very first day of our launch of our security project about a month ago, the DINEOUT boss voiced out his objections, complaining to our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh when she came to officially open our security project. He also made several complains to MPSJ.

As a result, on that very afternoon, some MPSJ officers came to the shop area and ordered us to dismantle the drums and all. But the MPSJ officers also acknowledged that, at that time we were given an official letter from MPSJ stating that they had no objections to our G&G project. The officers then suggested to us to keep it open in the meantime while we have dialogs with the shop operators to resolve the problems. We subsequently agreed to the MPSJ officer's request.

However, once we removed the barriers, it immediately caused a lot of anxiety amongst some of you. We had to try and explain the situation as best we could. We knew we had a situation on our hands and we needed to resolve it as fast as we could.

During the first two weeks of our operations, the committee decided to seek a compromise with him and some of the shop operators. We decided to open the road on 11/3K upon his and the other shop operator’s request pending mutual discussion between us and them. They also laid down a few conditions for us to comply and even offered to reciprocate by paying for the security guard for the entrances which he suggested to be opened.

We then wrote to him and informed him that we are willing to compromise and willing to comply with some of their conditions. We were also very happy to accept their proposal as they were willing to share the costs of the additional guards for manning the opening of the additional entrance.

Unfortunately, when we went to meet with him the very next day, he turned us down and told us that he was no longer interested to discuss with us anymore and that he was ‘tired’. His sudden change of mind and action puzzled us and the other shop owners as the rest of them were willing to come to a compromise with us.

Since then, the committee has decided that we should be sensitive to the shop operators' request including the boss of DINEOUT. Hence we subsequently opened a gate at the shops from 10am – 10 pm to accommodate to their needs. And because of that, we have to hire an extra guard just to man that gate which cost us an additional RM2, 000 every month. Apparently he is still not satisfied! He now wants the entire area to be fully opened!

If that is the case, our entire security system will be compromised. It will impact what we have worked so hard to achieve – that is, crime prevention and to provide some means to ensure our safety.

The question here is, do we dismantle our security system to accommodate one man’s demands against the whole community’s safety? We strongly believe that with the installation and operations of our security system, the incidence of theft and robbery has been significantly reduced in our area.

Did you know that in the past, there were snatch thieves active around the shop area? Did you know why the restaurant at Chatters installed the railings?

That was because daring snatch thieves on motorcycles had rode past and snatched handbags and stuff lying on the table while the customers were eating in broad daylight!

They then make their getaways by using the many back lanes of our housing area towards one of the many exits available. And there were indeed many exits for them to use, until now that is. With the security project in place, we had actually blocked most of it. And we believe this measure has deterred potential criminals from coming in.

Anyway, recently, he launched a signature campaign instigating the other shop operators to protest against the security system. He had worked up the shop operators to join him in getting MPSJ to open up all our gates. He does not like the idea of us blocking the road citing the reason that it will affect his business.

But how can that be when we actually open up the gates and allow people who want to go to the shops to drive through during business hours? It is still the practice now. The only thing we do is to screen people who come into the area as a security measure as we do not want to have people who have no business here to come in.

Why then are we in this predicament? Why are we getting unnecessary headache from one man who wants to dismantle everything we have worked so hard for?

Is it so wrong to do something to help ourselves and keep our families and our homes safe? Is it so wrong to help out the already short-handed police force in our area in crime prevention?

We believe the G&G project has indeed made positive contributions to our safety. And for that we have to thank MPSJ, the Police in USJ and our ADUN who have all been very supportive and sympathetic towards our plight.

We have tried our very best to comply with whatever guidelines that were laid down by MPSJ. We did formally apply and got an official written reply from MPSJ stating they have no objection to our G&G concept before we actually went ahead. We tried to do everything right and to appease everyone. We just want our security. We just want to be safe.

But the DINEOUT boss wants it his way. He continues to push his agenda which is to tear everything down. And he is willing to go to great lengths to achieve that.

Yeah, that is a great idea! Why not help the thieves and the robbers instead of the 630 residents living here who are supporting the G&G project?

Yes, do let the robbers and thieves all have a field day here. After all, what are 630 households's needs as compared to a single shop operator?!!