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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lantern Festival

Dear Residents,

We are indeed very lucky to live in Malaysia and to be able to share our different cultural experiences peacefully. We have just celebtrated the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and now the focus will be on the Mid-Autumn or more well known to us as the Mooncake festival.

In China and Korea, the Mid-Autumn festival is a big deal where it is celebrated on a grand scale. And to commemorate this celebration, it is actually a national holiday there in these countries.

Back home, we have the unique mooncake which now comes in all sorts of assortment and flavours and its appeal is spreadout throughout the different communities in our country. Lanterns of different makes, shapes and sizes are also part of this unique celebration.

So, on behalf of the committee, we would like to wish everyone, especially the Chinese community, "Happy Mooncake Festival"! Bring out your lanterns tonight and enjoy yourselves...!

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ


Dear Residents,

We would like to remind you to pay your monthly subscription which is already due. The amount for 6 months is RM300. Please do pay your Street Leaders as soon as possible. Payment by cheque can be made out to "Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3, Subang Jaya, Selangor". Please put in the name in full to comply with the requirements of the ROC.

There have been some delays in our CCTV installation plan as we are still in the final evaluations of the system. We wanted to be sure that whatever we spend on CCTV, we try to get the best possible system that can withstand the punishment. The final system has been selected and we should proceed with the installation soon.

Yesterday there was an article in the Star that reported that a straight A student lost her life to a snatch thief. Such things still happens and therefore we should be always conscious of our vulnerability and not take our safety for granted.

Hence, it is important that we, as responsible residents, start to pay up as soon as possible so as not to disrupt our security services in our neighbourhood, in the name of our safety and the safety of our families.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Litterbugs Beware

Dear Residents,

We have observed that usual 'out-of-sight' and 'out-of-mind' mentality among us. The lack of be consideration for our neighbours has resulted in rubbish being thrown in startegic places. This include old furniture, chopped trees and many unwanted items. This behaviour however is not confined to our area only it seems.

In Kajang, the municipal council is now planning to take action against such litterbugs and are asking for feedback against such indiscriminate throwing of rubbish. Please read the article below.

In this respect, we would like to seek your views on this matter. But please restrict your comments only to this issue.

Puan Anita from MPSJ's Legal department has indicated that they will prosecute whoever dump rubbish illegally around the park and surroundings provided we, the residents have evidence such as photos and are willing to come forward and lodge our complaints with them.

We would also like to get the committed schedule for collecting the big bulky items from Alam Flora to be posted so that you do not have to throw your rubbish indicriminately. It will be collected right in front of your homes.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ


The Star
Tuesday September 29, 2009

Reward those who take photos of litterbugs in action, says councillor

TO deter people from indiscriminate dumping, Kajang municipal councillors have suggested that the fine be increased and that those who take photos of the culprits be rewarded.

At the monthly meeting held to monitor public complaints, councillor Lee Kee Hiong suggested increasing the fines as the current rate of RM1,000 may not be enough to deter litterbugs.

On the other hand, fellow councillor Steven Chan suggested that the people be given a commission for taking photos of people littering and indiscriminate dumping.
However, council president Datuk Hasan Nawawi Abd Rahman said the amendment of the by-laws had to be done via the federal government as the fines were set in accordance to the relevant Acts.

He said all councils in the state had increased the fine for illegal dumping from RM500 to RM1,000 in 2007.

“The problem we are facing is the dumping of construction waste, which has to be disposed of at Dengkil but as it is far away, some just take the easy way out of dumping it here in Kajang.

“As for Chan’s suggestion, we will take it into consideration and discuss it during the meeting with the legal department.

“It is a good suggestion as the photos will be used as evidence when convicting those who dump rubbish indiscriminately,” he said.

MPKj legal officer Muhammad Ruzaini Ramli said even though the fine had been increased, there had yet to be an improvement to rid the municipal of litterbugs due to lack of evidence.

“It is hard to catch the litterbugs red-handed and those who witness illegal dumping do not step forward and testify as witnesses,” he said.


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Saturday, September 19, 2009


To all our Muslim Friends in our neighbourhood and beyond,

"SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI" to all of you. May you all have a wonderful and safe celebration. To those who are going back to your "original" kampungs, drive safely, "Berhati-hati di jalanraya" and do remember to secure your homes while you are away.

Have fun all!

Best Wishes,

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Robbed in USJ 11/3

Dear Residents,

I got this email from Chris Eagle who lives over at USJ 11/4. His young son was robbed in our vincinity when he came over to our area for tuition last Monday, 14 September 2009. The email is attached for your reading.

We have also informed all our security guards about this incident and we have instructed them to be extra vigilant and to be more stringent in their checks. And over the holiday period, we intend to keep all the small gates locked at all times to minimize unwanted intrusion.

The theives and robbers are now getting more and more desperate as they are targeting softer targets. With increased security, they have now less opportunities than before.

There are steps we can take to avoid such situations. For kids with handphone, we should advise them never to use it when they are alone or in open areas where they can be potentially robbed. They have to be educated about motorcyclists who are near them and to take extra precaution. It is our responsibility to ensure that safety of our children are always taken care of. And education is one big part of it.

We would like to thank Chris for informing us of this unfortunate incident. With this, we can be more alert towards such possible situations.

Lastly, please do be careful this coming long weekend. Do secure your homes well if you are planning to go away for the holidays.

Thank you.

Jeffrey Khoo
11 Trees @ USJ


Dear Jeffrey,

I am a resident of USJ 11/4. I feel the need to inform US 11/3 RA of the robbery happened to my son today around 2.10pm in USJ 11/3.

My son was going for tuition in USJ 11/3C. He has just cycled past the security guard and was suddenly stopped by a motorist (who came from behind) just when my son was about to turn left into USJ 11/3C. The robber came down from his bike and confronted my son asking for money. He then grabbed my son’s hand and snatched the hand phone from my son’s pocket.

The whole incident happened right on the same straight road, maybe 200m from where the security guard checkpoint was situated.



Balik Kampung - Rumah Selamat Campaign

Dear Residents,

The long holiday weekend is around the corner and a lot of you will be leaving for your kampungs or for your holidays and your homes will be without occupants. Well, it is also the time the thieves and robbers will take advantage of the vulnerability of houses when the occupants are away.

Thus, we would like to advise all of you to be vigilant and secure your homes well when you are away. Please also inform your immmediate neighbour about your travel plans.

There is also a "Balik Kampung - Rumah Selamat" campaign being run by the Police. If you want to particpate in this campaign, you can get the forms from our guard house at Gate 4.

Please see the related article below from SJ Alert:

"Balik Kampung - Rumah Selamat" is a joint security campaign initiated by SJ Alert with the various Residents' Associations and the Subang Jaya District Police for residents of USJ/SJ/Putra Heights/Bandar Sunway.

This "FREE Service" extended by the Police to those who are planning to "Balik Kampung" or go away on short vacation/holidays during the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period.

All you have to do is to register using our specially-printed "Balik Kampung" forms (available at your friendly Neighbourhood Balai Polis) or register on-line at www.sjalert.com.my to get the Police to keep an eye over your unoccupied home.

Kindly note that this "FREE Service" is available to all residents living in SJ/USJ/Putra Heights/Bandar Sunway, regardless of whether they are SJ Alert Members.

So please tell your neighbours and friends about the Balik Kampung - Rumah Selamat campaign.

11 Trees @ USJ

September 2009 Newslettter

Dear Residents,

We hope you had a wonderful Merdeka celebration and to our Muslim brothers and sisters, may the holy month of the Ramadan strengthens your faith. Within this month and early next month there will be some interesting celebrations which we share amongst us. After the long puasa month, our Muslim friends will be celebrating their Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and on October 3 – the Chinese will be celebrating the Moon Cake festival. Some celebration to look forward to – most certainly!

We do have some important information which we would like to highlight for this month’s newsletter. The most important being the collection of the bi-annual fees which is already due. The other is the progress on the CCTV and finally the progress on the guard house near the Chatters restaurant.


The fee for our security is now due. Please do make payment to your street leaders as soon as possible. The collection for six months is RM300.00. Please make cheque payment to “Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3, Subang Jaya, Selangor”. It is important that you write the full name as required by our RA’s constitution. Please ensure you get your receipt.

For cash payment, please ensure that you give it personally to the Street Leaders and get your receipts issued to you immediately to avoid any misunderstanding. This is very important as your Street Leaders are busy people. They might forget that they have collected the money and therefore lose track of the payments made.

As for your Committee members, we make the full payment for 12 months. If you like you can also do the same. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation and understanding. Prompt payment means our security services are not disrupted at all.


The evaluation of CCTV system is not almost complete. We expect the project to take off sometime at the end of September. This is after much time spent in evaluating the system. We short listed to three vendors and we had to test all systems which were in the proposals that were submitted to us.

As most of us do not have much experience on CCTVs, we had to ask a lot of questions. It was a high learning curve for us. We have to give consideration to lightning, vandalism, lighting, power supply, robustness, price, etc. In the end, we managed to choose the system. We should award the project soon and expect the installation to follow suit.

Guard House at Chatters entrance:

We would like to inform you that the upgrade works on this particular guard house has been on-going. Power supply had been an issue but we managed to apply for the supply directly to TNB via our RA. It has been approved by TNB and now installation works has already begun. We should expect the supply to be connected anytime. This will enable us to ensure that this particular guardhouse will have its own lighting and eventually its own CCTV system as well.

Development at the Playground:
We would like to inform you on the progress of the piece of land on the playground. We would like to
Suggestions and ideas:

Again, the committee would like invite you to give us your feedback, ideas and suggestions on how we can improve further and the types of programs that you would like us to carry out for you. Our goal remains the same, to ensure our kampong is a safe and happy place to live in.

The Committee wishes to recruit more street leaders to better serve the community. If you have the time and enjoy contributing your services to the community, please do contact our Chairman, Mr. Ng Peng Hin at +6019 333 1859 or any of the Committee members.

Street Leaders & Contacts:

Your street leaders and contacts are listed below. In case you are unable to reach any of them for whatever reasons, please kindly get in touch with any of the Committee Members which is available at our blog.

Row 3A YBhg Datuk Faridah 019-382 8740
Row 3B Mr. Vellu A/L Sinnakucandai 012-689 0805
Row 3C Tuan Hj Abdul Aziz Mohd Awal 019-645 0253
Row 3D Mr. Yong Yu Loong 012-383 3198
Row 3E Mr. Liew Kim Yen 019-223 7188
Row 3F Mr. Sivaneshwaran 012-265 9098
Row 3G Mr. Adrian Nathan 012-649 9397
Row 3K Mr. Lee Tick Seng 012-316 2977
Row 3L Mr. Murali 012-372 3140
Row 3M Mr. Michael Chow 012-209 9782
Row 3N Ms. Irene Chong Kim Song 017-275 8126
Row 3P Mr. David Chow Kee Cheok 019-383 8268

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Monday, September 7, 2009

Unwanted Visitors

Dear Residents,

Apologies for the long silence as work has sort of caught up in recent days. I hope you all had a good Merdeka weekend and to all our Muslim brothers and sisters, I would like to wish you all "Selamat Berpuasa" and may you attain all the good things that god has wished for you in this very holy month of Ramadan.

And speaking of the holy month, there are some unscrupulous people who are making their rounds in our neighbourhood soliciting donations in the name of Islam.

It is most certainly not an isolated case as in Kuala Lumpur and in certain areas of PJ, you might have seen "Buddhist monks" in orange robes asking for donations in return for alms. Well, these are bogus monks as real monks DO NOT do this.

This is also a tactic for such people to collect donation on behalf of Orphanages. Do you know that such people are "hired" to collect money? They operate by showing you some pictures of unfortunate kids, some letters purportedly signed off by some officials. Most time, we cannot authenticate their claims.

Even if they do pay the money eventually to the Orphanages, it will probably be substantially less than what you have donated originally as from the money collected purportedly for the orphanages, they would have taken their "fair" share of the "commission" and other related expenses, not to mention the cut for their "bosses" or people who had recruited them!

I guess these sort of people will do anything for free money and what with Malaysians generally very generous and willing to donate to the less fortunate, they will use such sentiments to enrich themselves. Well, do not be taken in!

Here is an email from Michael (3M), one of our Committee member highlighting his neighbour, Nik's plight. Please do read the story below:


I got a complaint from my neighbor Nik this afternoon. He got a visit from 2 guys wearing in a typical muslim attire white shirt and a white songkok and they speak little English and no malay. This shows that they are foreigners. What was shocking is that they were asking for donations for muslim cause and they even requested him to go to the bank to withdraw money for the donations. He have asked the guards to stop these people from coming in to prevent other muslim residents to be pushed into making this “donations”.

Maybe you can put this up in the blog to warn our muslim residents about this “so called donation” drive.

Best Regards

Michael Chow

Now coming back to our point, there will be people taking advantage of these situations. My take on this is, if you really want to donate, take the initiative to find out if you are actually donating to a legitimate body, be it religious or otherwise. Do check and make sure that they are a running and legitimate NGO, religious organization, etc, so that they are assured of getting your generous donations. As for the Muslims, well I am not an expert but I do believe there are zakat that you can contribute to.

These people who are doing their rounds for such unsolicited gains in our neighbourhood will be stopped from entering into our area in the future. They have no business coming in and we will not allow them to do so. This is also for the sake of safety and unncessary harassment from such people.

And if you have you come across such people, please do highlight it to us as soon as possible. Better still, have your camera ready, snap a shot and send it to us. We will publish it in our blogsite and will also distribute it amongst our guards so that they can keep a lookout and to prevent such people from coming in.

Have a pleasant day otherwise!

Jeffrey Khoo
11 Trees @ USJ