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Sunday, August 23, 2009


Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3 ingin mengucapkan kepada semua penghuni dikampung kita, Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia yang ke-52! Semoga semua warga USJ 11/3 dapat tinggal bersama sama secara aman dan makmur.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

SMK USJ 12 ordered closed

From The Star
Saturday, August 22, 2009


SUBANG JAYA: The Ministry of Health has ordered SMK USJ 12 to be closed for nine days from Thursday.

The school was empty when The Star reporters visited the premises. A ministry notice of closure was posted on the main gate. A lone guard on duty said that no ministry officials had visited since it was ordered to close.

Earlier, reports stated that the school decided to continue with classes until Friday and some parents were anxious to know whether the school was really closed after a teacher died from complications from the Influenza A(H1N1) virus on Wednesday.

Shut down: Loh standing outside SMK USJ 12 with the notice of closure from the Ministry of Health posted on the main gate.

Stephanie, from Subang Jaya, was one of three parents who dropped by the school to check whether it was really closed.

She said her 12-year-old son was supposed to sit for a music theory exam by The Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music on Monday morning at the school.

“Until today, we have not heard anything from the Education Department about a new venue for the test,” Stephanie said, adding that the department was not even aware that the school was closed when she contacted it.

Joann Loh, also from Subang Jaya, said her daughter told her about the closure but still came to check for herself.

“I have kept my two other children who are in primary school at home for three weeks and am making them study at home.

“This is really bad, especially with the UPSR around the corner,” she added.

Selamat Berpuasa

Dear Residents,

Our Muslim brothers and sisters will be observing their Holy month of the Ramadan expected to begin today. Observed by Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers for the Muslims.

Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The Islamic belief that requires that Muslims perform five central duties in order to strengthen their faith.

Of course, after the long fasting month, our Muslims brothers and sisters will celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebrations.

It seemed like it was just yesterday when we send out a similar greeting last year, almost the same time when we started our Resident's Association. How time flies!

Anyway, on behalf of the non-Muslims residents in our kampung in USJ 11/3, we would like to wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters a safe fasting for this holy month of the Ramadan to all who reside in and outside our community.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

Dear Residents,

We are pleased to inform you that the event for the residents “Malam Famili Ceria” which was held recently to commemorate our first anniversary, went very well. The attendance was beyond our expectations and was overwhelming. We believe we have also had visitors from our neighbouring areas which we were very happy about. However, this has caused some shortfalls such as the food which had run out faster than we anticipated. In fact, we were worried about the excess food and had prepared plastic bags for takeaways!

But we thank you, our dear residents for your support and it has motivated us to work harder for you. We will make sure we are better prepared next time when we organize such events again in the future.

Now back to some more local and pressing issues. In case you are not aware of, the crime rate has gone up significantly for the last month or so. This was posted on our website and is reproduced for your information:

While we are sleeping easier these days with our G&G that our 24x7 security services provide, please do pause spare a thought that we actually did not resolve any problems. We merely shifted it to our unfortunate neighbours in our surrounding areas.

Here are some of the reported cases in the last few days:

i) Sat, July 11, house at USJ 11/4N broken into;
ii) Tue, July 14, house at USJ 11/4M broken into;
iii) Wed, July 15 morning, break in reported at house in USJ 11/4B.
iv) Sun, July 12, 2 cars reported stolen from USJ 11/2
v) Wed, July 15 - dawn/morning 300 newspapers stolen from vendor in front of 7-11
vi) Sat, July 11 - car stolen by Indian man in USJ 6/3A at 1:30 pm
vii) Tue, July 14 at USJ 6/3B a man got robbed in front of his house at noon

A few weeks ago,a family in USJ 11/5 got robbed, 2 cars stolen and victims driven to ATM to withdraw cash.


The fencing project has been successfully carried out despite the many threats and complaints made by unknown people (apart from Gilbert and gang), especially to the MPSJ. The fence has no doubt enhanced our security capabilities.

But since the installation of the fence, there were some people who had vandalized it. They have used the drums as ladders to climb over the fence while there were also some who deliberately bent the fence, damaging it along the way. The drums are not removed because it provides additional safety, as it will then be visible to drivers at night.

We seek your cooperation by snapping pictures of people who vandalized our fence and submit it to us. We will use that to lodge police reports so that action can be taken against these irresponsible people.

Rubbish Disposal:

It has also been reported that some people, maids included has started to pile rubbish in front of the fence. This is not only unsightly; it also shows that we have irresponsible people living in our midst. What you can do as a resident, do not confront them. Just take pictures of them in their act and find out where they live. We will publish them in our website and newsletter for all to see.

There is a schedule printed on a signboard near the playground on when the rubbish disposal people will come around. You can use that to plan and ensure that the accumulated rubbish such as garden refuse can be collected in front of your homes rather than having rubbish strewn everywhere.


The next project the committee would like to carry out (on a urgent basis) is the CCTV project. CCTVs will be installed at strategic entrances and will be monitored on a regular basis. For this project to take off, we will require additional funding.

As many people have donated generously for the fencing, we do not intend to run anymore fund raising campaigns but instead would like to appeal to the people who had not subscribed to the security services or new residents to do so. We would like to appeal and seek your kind cooperation to pay the RM50 monthly subscription so that we can use the additional funds to improve our security. Reminder notice will be sent to your home just in case you have overlooked to pay.

So, if your neighbour has not paid, please do encourage them to do so. We hope to install the CCTV system latest by end of September 2009. For your information, evaluations are already taking place to choose the best system available, given our limited budget.

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

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vandalism rearing its ugly head

Dear Residents,

This was just a matter of time as there are some quarters who would just like to break something that is working fine and indrectly for their benefit.

There are some irresponsible individuals who have vandalised the guardhouse located at Gate 4, reasons only known to them. They smashed the glass window on the guardhouse and of course it would mean having to repair it at some stage. This occured on 14 August 2009 at around 1:30 am.

A Police has been lodged. Please help us look out for such characters as it is our intention to apprehend such people and bring them to book.

On another note, we are now finalising the security CCTV which we hope to install within the next one month or so. This will hopefully help us identify such people and information/images like these will be handed to the Police for further actions. So, vandals, please beware as we are taking your actions very seriously.

Please also be reminded that the next round of collections will be carried out soon, that is, in September 2009. We hope you will promptly pay up so as not to disrupt the operations of our security services.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, August 7, 2009

USJ residents give thumbs up to gated and guarded scheme

From the Star, Tuesday 4 August

IN recent years, the USJ neighbourhood in Subang Jaya has become a fortress of sorts with more and more residential areas putting up barriers and boom gates at their entrances.

Some even have their boundaries fenced up to stop intruders from entering their territories.

To complete the picture, there are also smartly-dressed security guards stationed at entry points. For most of the residents, such gated and guarded security schemes give them peace of mind, for they know they can rely on the guards to keep the neighbourhood safe.

Keen watch: A security guard keeping a watchful eye on the goings-on in USJ 11/3.

They agree that the crime rate has dropped drastically after the scheme is implemented, thus convincing those who were skeptical at first.

These schemes were usually put into place when many of the residents fell victim to rampant crime cases and USJ 5 is no exception.

USJ Residents’ Association president Melvin Lee and his USJ 5 neighbours kickstarted their neighbourhood watch programme in 2002 before bringing in the security guards two years later.

“At first, the intruders came in at night so we had our daily night patrol. Then, their modus operandi changed, so we looked at security company for larger surveillance,” he said.

Initially, the guards were stationed at USJ 5 for 12 hours from 7pm to 7am, but once the crime pattern became more unpredictable, the residents decided to expand it to 24 hours.

Your destination?: A security guard taking down the details of a driver before allowing him to enter USJ 11/3.

Today, the neighbourhood is fenced up with an impressive guard house facing the main road.

USJ 3A, B, C and D implemented their guarded scheme about four years ago after getting the green light from most of the residents. Those who were unwilling to subscribe to the service might be seen as freeloaders but as neighbourhood watch chairman Jason Lee observed, some of them decided to join after seeing how effective the security system was.

“We have also seen some buying food for the security guards,” he said.

The USJ 3B resident added that his neighbourhood has zero-crime now and the residents are satisfied with the results.

USJ 11/3 is another succesful example of the gated and guarded security scheme, although it drew strong opposition from some of the business traders in the neighbourhood.

Their extensive and detailed security plan has most of their 11 entry-exit points closed for the whole day or during certain hours.

Barricade: USJ 11/3 has a massive security plan to safeguard the neighbourhood.

Aside from the perimeter fencing and soon-to-be-added CCTV cameras, guards are also stationed at four gates to monitor the vehicles and people who enter the neighbourhood.

Residents’ association chairman Ng Peng Hin said the scheme had instilled confidence in the residents.

“When we first started the scheme last year, about 100 households had moved out due to the crime rate.

“Now, most of the houses are renovated and inhabited — a sign that the residents are here to stay,” he said proudly.

Ng observed that the scheme had made USJ 11/3 a close-knit neighbourhood with residents actively participating in activities like tree-planting and joint-patrol with the police.

Recently, areas such as USJ 11/4 and USJ 3/1 had meetings to kickstart their security schemes.

USJ8 police station officer-in-charge chief inspector Loi Yew Lik, in one such gathering, told the residents that the scheme was effective in curbing crime, although zero-crime is not guaranteed.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh stressed that gated and guarded scheme should only be an interim measure while waiting for the Home Affairs Ministry to increase the police force to safeguard the nation.

She is also calling for a review on the guidelines drawn up by the Selangor Housing and Property Board as some are not relevant in today’s situation.

“For instance, the current guidelines allow the residents to put down the boom gate from midnight to 6am only, but most crime cases happen during the day.

“In some housing areas with too many inlets and outlets, the residents have no choice but to close some entrances. But the guidelines specify the need to place a guard at such spots, which is not financially feasible for the residents,” she said.

Yeoh said she had raised this in the recently concluded Selangor state assembly but the feedback was that the current guidelines were sufficient.

“However, Selangor housing, building and squatters committee chairman Iskandar Abdul Samad promised to call for meetings with the residents to get their feedback,” she said.

Yeoh would also be pushing for a meeting at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to listen to the residents’ views.

“The police will also be invited to give their endorsement on the scheme,” she said.

Jason said the government should frame a policy soon to legalise and formalise the gated and guarded scheme.

“We are doing the government a favour actually by cutting down the crime rate.

“If they forbid us to implement such schemes, they should improve the security of the nation,” he said.

Melvin, on the other hand, advised residents’ associations that intended to implement the schemes to do a lot of homework before enlisting the help of the security company.

“Visit other areas where they had set up the scheme to gauge their services. Then, constantly monitor their performances and communicate with them.

“Also, be prepared to change them if their services are not up to par — we have changed our security company once when they slackened and did not respond to our warning,” he said.

“And most importantly, never overpromise the residents. If not, they will feel dejected and eventually drop out from the scheme,” he added.

H1N1 close to home ALERT!

Dear Residents

I got this on my Mobile Phone but was unable to send out the message promptly, sorry for the delay.

3 mpsj staff tested positive for h1n1.
Whole legal dept self-quarantined.
Ydp advise public to defer coming for tmrw's mesra rakyat session if possible. Tq.

Please heed the advise and reframe from going to MPSJ unless on urgent matters.


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