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Monday, December 28, 2009

December 2009 Newsletter

Dear Residents,

The year is coming to a close and we will be welcoming 2010 with vitality and zest. It has been a trying year and we hope that 2010 will open more doors and a better chapter in life for all of us. Before we bring the curtains down for 2009, let’s give you an update of what is in stored this month:


The installation of the CCTV is finally taking shape. Please extend your cooperation when you drive past the guard houses/stations as we will be building road-humps to slow down vehicles that are entering our neighbourhood. This will also give the camera a chance to capture a sharper and clearer image.

CCTV at Gate 4

Close up shot of the CCTV system

Once this is operational, we will be putting up notices to inform potential intruders and trouble makers that they will be physically be monitored by our cameras. We hope with this extra surveillance tool, we will be able to increase our security and control crime.


On Sunday (13 December 2009) sometime past midnight, the fence opposite the Tejas restaurant was cut and damaged. We had to engage the contractor to repair which cost us money. In this respect, we hope that all residents will help us keep a look out for vandalism like these and report it to us as soon as possible. If possible take some pictures and send it to us. We will report such incidents to the police.

New Year Celebration:

On Friday, 1 January 2010, there will be a BYO (Bring Your Own) party in our playground. You are encouraged to join us in celebrating this joyous day. Bring your own food and drinks and invite your family and friends. We will be having some light entertainment arranged for you.

Remember, New Year’s day at the USJ 11/3 playground.

Car Stickers:

In order for us to control entry of cars coming into our neighbourhood, it is necessary for us to increase our checks especially when most of the residents are at work. The enforcement of cars without valid stickers will be tightened gradually.

Forms will be given to paying and non paying residents. For non paying residents, each and every car will require a form to be filled. Any details left out will not be entertained. Additional stickers over the limit will be charged.
Please ensure you fill in the forms adequately and hand it to your respective street leaders. All the terms and conditions are attached for your information. For subscribers, please fill in the forms accordingly as well. Additional stickers beyond the limit will also be subjected to charges.

Lastly, the Committee would like to wish you and your family, “Merry Christmas” to our Christian brothers and sisters and Happy New Year to all!

Have a safe holiday.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, December 18, 2009


Dear Residents,

On the invitation of PEMANDU to our RA, Peggy and myself attended the Government Transformation Program (GTP) in Sunway Convention Centre, this morning.

The program covered some six key areas which needed the attention of the government namely:

1. Reducing Crime
2. Fighting Corruption
3. Raising Living Standards (low income households)
4. Improving Infrsatructure - rural and urban transportation

We had the privilege to meet with Dato' Sri Idris Jala, who is also the CEO and Deputy Chairman of PEMANDU along with his charming wife. He briefed us on the progress they have made in a very short time and have set up ambitious targets to resolve all the issues which they have identified which are major concerns of all Malaysians. We spoke extensively on the issue of rising crime and how our G&G has managed to prevent such incidences in our area but have not really resolved the problem overall so we merely shifted it to other areas.

I told Dato' Sri that we still need to look at the bigger picture and he assured me the relevant agencies are looking into this issue, which happens to be right on top of the priority list of all the issues identified. I also asked him about the government's stand on G&G to which he then introduced me to the person in charge, DSP Nawawi from KDN at the Crime Reduction booth.

DSP Nawawi and his team then briefed us further on steps they have taken as well as took notes from us and our issues and concerns. They also told us that the government is now looking into drawing up new guidelines related to G&G so that it can be implemented without having to face legal issues, etc later, much like what we are experiencing now. That is important as the proliferation of G&G may lead to other issues later.

We then listened to the opening speech by Dato' Sri Jala, who had presented the NKRAs or National Key Results Area. He promised to work tirelessly with his team and the civil service to meet those targets and to be transparent and publish the results even if there are shortfalls. This extensive planning with clear and concise key targets in such a wide area has never ever been attempted before anywhere in the world and if works, will spur Malaysia into a new era.

This, to me, is very refreshing indeed as there are more elements of such private corporation management styles and measures that are being incorporated into the government civil service. Of course, this all probably came very much from his corporate background in Shell and MAS. Hopefully, the civil service will continue to improve based on specific goals, targets and measurements that will benefit all of the rakyat.

He admitted there were mistakes and dark episodes in the past made by the government but he was given the opportunity to shape and bring Malaysia back together again, a job he reluctantly accepted. He had mentioned that before, the door to resolve such issues was 'closed' but now he sees the door 'opened' under the full support of the Prime Minister. He told all in the audience to seize the moment and get the country back on track towards 2020 again to which there were loud applause.

At the end of the day, whether he and his team succeeds remains to be seen as I am sure there are insurmountable challenges ahead of them including from within.

We then wandered around the other exhibition booths and on our way out of the hall, as we were about to leave, the organisers then introduced us to Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, who is the Chairman of PEMANDU. We had a brief chat on security and other issues. He then asked us for our wesbite to which we gave him the URL. We congratulated him on the extensive plans made on the GTP but also told him that at the end of the day, execution will be very important to ensure it will not turn out to just be another government propaganda, to which he agreed.

Both Peggy and myself then left the hall, with at least some glimmer of hope in our hearts that such transformation, although looked impossible, is being seriously addressed by the government.

We wish both Dato' Sri Jala and Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon and their teams all the best. This after all, is for the the good of our beloved country.

Jeffrey Khoo
11 Trees @ USJ

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Dear Residents,

This is an invitation for you to attend the GTP at the Sunway Convention Centre on Friday if you are interested.

Thank you.

Jeffrey Khoo
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Seasons Greetings

Dear Residents of our beloved "kampung",

The Committee Members and their families would like to extend their best wishes for the holidays.

"Seaons Greetings and Happy New Year" to all of you and your family members.

And to our Christian friends, "Merry Christmas". May you be blessed with lots of happiness, good health and good fortunes throughout the new year. Happy "2010" everyone!

Best Wishes,

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Lightning Hazard in Subang

Dear Residents,

As you are aware, we have been experiencing very heavy storms in the last few weeks especially. In these instances, it has caused us a lot of inconveniences such as jams, clothes not able to be dried in the sun, not able to carry out our outdoor activities, etc. The storm has also given the bad guys a chance to commit more crimes as the storm can easily mask their presence.

But the worst is when the hazards of lightning compromises our safety and in a recent case, caused a tragic end to a young man's life.

Hence, we need to start thinking about this seriously and not to take our personal safety for granted. For a start, avoid going out in open space when there is a storm.

And in our houses, we may have to take additional precautions such as unplugging as many of our electrical appliacnes as possible. We can also ensure installing additional protection such as lightning protectors and surge control devices.

Also, you might want to think about taking up an insurance policy to cover all your household items in case lightning do strike your homes and in the process damage some of your household appliances.

Anyway, I am attaching the report of this tragedy that happened a few days ago in our area. If I can recollect correctly, this is the second incident in Subang in the last few years so please take care not to move around in the open when there is a storm especially during heavy thunder and lightning.



From The Star

Tuesday December 8, 2009
College student struck by lightning

SUBANG JAYA: A college student who was trying to take cover from a downpour was killed when he was struck by lightning while running to his car in USJ 2/11, near here.

Tan Han Yim, 20, a mass communications student from a college in Subang Jaya, was playing basketball with his friends when it started to rain.

He died on the spot from burns to his chest and face.

In the 5.30pm incident on Sunday, Han Yim and a few friends were running to his car which was parked about 10m from the basketball court.

Han Yim, who was struck as he was running past a tree, was rushed to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Subang Jaya district police chief Asst Comm Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar, when contacted, confirmed the incident.

At the Gui Yuan crematorium in Petaling Jaya last night, Han Yim’s father said parents should stop their children from playing basketball during the current rainy season.

“I have advised Han Yim many times not to play basketball in the rain.

“He was very alert because when it started raining he ran back to his car,” he said, adding that unfortunately his son was struck as he was running to take shelter.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Hi Jeffrey

I am staying at USJ11 and found these two dogs roaming around last Saturday. My opposite neighbour and l caught both of these dogs to prevent them from been knocked by the cars. Both has been taken care of now but we would like to return to the owner.

Could you please assist to post it on our blog in hope that the owner can claim them.

Just a moment ago, l have posted at www.usj.com.my forum under Pets corner. Hopefully the owner can come to claim them.

I have informed Liew, my street leader on this matter.

Thank you in advance.

Rgds KM Lim (Nick2525)