"Together - Let us keep our neighborhood safe"

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Dear Residents,

The Committee would like to thank all the residents who have supported our cause for the whole of 2010. We hope that through our joint efforts, we have indeed made our kampung a much safer place to live in.

And during this time of the year, we would like to wish all Malaysians within and outside our kampung a "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - all the best for 2011"!

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Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, December 17, 2010

Nov-Dec 2010 Newsletter

Dear Residents,

2010 has been a challenging year for most of us in the Committee members. Quite frankly most of us were struggling to find time to meet and cope with the additional responsibilities in running the Resident Association and to look into the matters that affect our community.

However, it is our responsibilities and hence we have to find the will and time to cope somehow. Some of the Committee members have opted out or have not shown up for meetings hence hampering our progress and effectiveness in some ways. For the rest of us who are still pro-active, we will try our very best to cope with the added responsibilities that we have to shoulder. Otherwise, all the hard work will come to an eventual halt – something which we would very much like to avoid.


The collection for the month of September 2010 has been very discouraging for certain streets. The following streets are showing a decline in collection:

USJ 11/3A, B, C and K. The rest of the streets, the collection have been very consistent. The Committee would be focusing on these few streets to try and improve our collection. This is crucial as without collection, our security services will come to a naught.

If you have not yet paid your subscription, kindly issue the cheques for RM300 for six months to “PERSATUAN PENDUDUK USJ11/3, SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR”.

There has been suggestion that if this trend continues, the security focused will be disintegrated and manned by individual streets. The worse case scenario is, we will do away the security system in entirety due to the drop in subscription as we feel that it is not fair that you have to subscribe to your neighbour’s share. This is not the responsibility of the Committee alone and so if you feel that the security is important, kindly do the right thing and pay up your subscription.

Insurance Policies:

The insurance cover has been purchased for all the residents that have paid up the subscription. This covers any break-ins, thefts that have occurred. Please keep the original receipt as proof of payment in case you need to claim in an event of a break-in or theft.

The insurance coverage is for the period 1 September 2010 until 31 August 2011.


Improvement works will be carried out in the next few weeks for the following:

• Guard House at Gate no. 4, the area surrounding it will be covered with concrete as currently the rain has made the area soggy most of the time.
• At the same gate (Gate no. 4), there will be an opening and installation of a metal pipe handrail for facilitate pedestrian going in and out of our area.
• A small gate will be installed at Gate no. 6 near the Pizza and Satay Restaurant for convenience of our residents to gain access to the shops nearby.
• Replacement of the wooden bridge with a metal/handrail bridge at USJ 11/3A for access to the padang in USJ 11/2.
• Lighting at Gate no.6 will be rectified.

Car Stickers:

We would like to remind all residents to collect their car stickers if you have not done so. In the continual quest to improve on the security in our area, we intend to conduct more stringent checks into our area.

This will apply to parents who are sending their children to the tuition centre, etc. As long as there are no valid stickers on the car, the guards will be instructed to stop the vehicle. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience, kindly apply for your stickers if you are a resident in USJ 11/3. We also hope that all residents will cooperate and support the 100% checks on vehicles coming in to increase our security effectiveness.

As for all kindergarten and tuition operators, they are requested to apply for services passes for the parents coming into our area. This is to give them convenience to the entry and exit into our area without being stopped at the gates.

Attempted Break-ins:

For your information, there has been attempted break-ins and car thefts reported over the past months. There was an attempted to break into a house at No. 46, 11/3E on 15 November 2010 which happened around 12pm. There was also a attempted break-in/theft of a car just before Deepavali at 11/3L also at around about the same time.

We are far from being safe. Even with our heightened security measures, such incidences continue to happen. We can only be vigilant and constantly be on guard against such menace. For your information, there were a few houses that were broken into in the daytime over at USJ 11/4 some months back. This situation can only be reduced if we all cooperate and continue to help each other circumvent such incidences.

New Year Party:

The Committee plans to hold a New Year party at our playground sometime in early 2011. We would like to reiterate that the security subscription will not be used to fund any event organized for the community. Do watch out for more information in upcoming newsletter.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thieves among the guests

From: Omar Abdul rahim [mailto:omarrahim5377@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, 29 November, 2010 11:15 AM
To: sjalert@yahoogroups.com 

Subject: Kes Pecah Rumah Semasa Majlis Kahwin

Saya ingin kongsi bersama cerita malang yang berlaku semasa majlis perkahwinan adik saya semalam (28/11/2010). Kami sekeluarga mengadakan majlis kahwin semalam di USJ 22. Majlis semuanya berjalan lancer sehinggalah selepas tamat majlis jam 4 petang.

Kami sekeluarga mula mengesan beberapa kehilangan dompet, duit, kad kredit dan duit mas kahwin. Sehingga malam dianggarkan kami sekeluarga kehilangan dalam RM 2500 tunai. Selain itu beberapa dokumen-dokumen penting seperti kad kredit, IC, lesen memandu dan kad bank turut hilang. 

Kami mengesyaki 2 orang wanita melayu dewasa berumur sekitar 38-42 bersama 2 orang kanak-kanak iaitu seorang budak perempuan berumur antara 12-15 tahun dan seorang budak lelaki berumur antara 7-9 tahun terlibat dalam kegiatan mencuri ini. Mereka amat mesra dan beroperasi semasa pengantin sedang makan beradap. Mereka minta untuk solat dalam bilik dan mengunci pintu dari dalam sebelum menyelongkar bilik mencari barang berharga. Mereka memasuki semua bilik berdasarkan lokasi barangan yang hilang.

Mereka berpakaian baju kurung meron dan purple pada hari tersebut. Beberapa kes sebelum ini juga dilaporkan mereka menggunakan baju yang sama. Bertudung dan kulit hitam manis.  
Berdasarkan maklumat polis, ini adalah kes keempat  yang dilakukan oleh org yg sama yang berlaku di sekitar USJ dan Putra Height. Kami sedang cuba membantu pihak polis mengesan suspek dengan mengumpulkan gambar-gambar yang diambil semasa majlis tersebut.
Sehubungan itu, kepada sesiapa yang ingin mengadakan majlis perkahwinan di rumah diharap dapat berhati-hati.

Omar Abdul Rahim

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Deepavali

Dear Residents,

We would like to wish one and all a Happy Deepavali especially to our Indian friends. As the virtual card says "May your home light up with the joy of Deepavali...!"

Have a safe and enjoyable celebration.

Best wishes,

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, October 22, 2010


Dear Residents,

We would like to inform you that there were a series of break-ins reported on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 in neighbouring USJ 11/4. This happened around 2:10 pm. Three houses were broken into with much of their valuables stolen.

Please be vigilant and do not let your guard down. You can do so by making sure that your properties are properly secured, alarms armed and if you are away for a longer period of time, do inform your neighbours and the guards so that they can keep an eye on your property.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October 2010 Newsletter

Dear Residents,


The Committee members of the USJ 11/3 Resident’s Association would like to wish all our Muslim residents and friends “Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri”. In following the practice of the Muslim community, we would also like to say “Maaf, Zahir dan Batin” to al our residents for any unintentional wrong doings in carrying our duties as your Committee members.

The following is an update on all the recent activities that have carried out to date and also up and coming activities.

2. Subscription for October 2010 to March 2011:

It is now time for us to start the collection for the next six months. Please pay your next 6 months subscription to your Street Leaders as soon as possible. Without your support; we will not be able to sustain our security services. We also encourage you to make payment for the next twelve months as it will make our tasks easier. The amount for six months is RM300 or RM50 per month. The Committee members would also like to inform you that they will be doing a ‘walk-about’ in the coming weekends so please extend your cooperation, residents are welcome to join the walk about. Check issue in favor of Persatuan Penduduk USJ11/3 Subang Jaya Selangor

Due to the increase break-ins in USJ a few months ago, we had to take some drastic measures to overcome that problem. This included issuing stickers to non paying residents to conduct stringent checks on vehicle without sticker at our entry/exit points, closed some of our gates, increased our supervision of the security company and changing some of the schedules of the guards on duty.

As usual, there were many resistances to change and there were some criticism as well from the residents. But we had no other choice if we are to ensure that our security is not compromised given our limited resources. Guards are instructed to get motorists to fill up the entry form, while doing so their image will be captured on CCTV footage. The good news is that the incidences of break-ins have dropped drastically after these drastic measures were implemented

However, there was one incident of robbery reported three weeks ago at a hair salon operating in USJ 11/3. Two men and one woman confronted the proprietors and the people in the shop and robbed them of their valuables and cash. The criminals are now getting bolder and are turning to confrontation and robbery so be careful and take precaution of your personal belongings. A new Camry parked in MPSJ compound was also stolen 3 weeks ago.

As for the Committee, we are constantly monitoring and reviewing the security measures that are already in place to ensure maximum effectiveness.

3. Insurance Scheme:

The burglary insurance coverage of RM10,000 per house hold with terms and conditions applied is now in force for paying residents with official receipt issued effective from 1 September 2010 until 31 August 2011. In incidences of claims, please ensure you have the current receipt. Hence, it is imperative that when you make payment, please insist for your receipt and keep it in a safe place.New subscribers will be added onto the list as it grows. Please make sure you pay your subscription if you have not done so. Your coverage will be automatic from that point on.

4. Lighting the Streets:

It has been our intention to light up the streets within USJ 11/3. The progress has been agonizingly slow and the application is now moving between MPSJ and TNB. The Committee is determined to ensure we succeed in this. We will be following up on this matter and will report the progress as and when there are updates.

5. Improvements to the infrastructure, Security system and others:

• CCTV cameras are being repositioned to ensure optimum coverage
• Pedestrian walkway at Gate 4 to be improved for safety purposes
• Drain cover to be replaced at Gate 6 as the original cover was stolen
• Small gates at 11/3A and Padang facing shops to be closed at midnight daily
• Small steps to be build at pedestrian gate in USJ11/3A replacing the damaged ones.
• Small gates at 11/3P and 11/3 to be closed at 10 p.m. daily
• Lighting at Gate 6 to be rectified and improved
• Committee will be writing to MPSJ to lodge complain on Futsal court surface, Telco towers installed at shops and removing the yellow lines painted along Jalan Perpaduan.

6. Car Stickers and Entry Passes:

All residents in USJ 11/3 are now issued with stickers to facilitate and reduce the checks done by our guards on duty at the exit and entry points. With this measure, the guards can focus on conducting the checks on outsiders. So, please ensure you put up the stickers onto the windscreens of your cars to avoid inconveniences.

As for the many tuition centers and kindergarten operating in our area, please ensure you ask the parents coming into our area to apply for the entry passes (through our street leaders) to avoid being stopped unnecessarily) at the entry and exit points.

7. Emergency Numbers:

Here are the numbers again to keep handy in case you need help but please only call in cases of emergency:

1. Mr. Lee Tong Keng (Manager Security Company) +6017 338 2433
2. Mr. Raj Buddha (Security Supervisor) +6012 977 4032
3. Mr. Prakash (Security Supervisor) +6010 290 8183
4. Balai Polis USJ 8 +603 5635 6904
5. Help line (Strictly for emergency use only) +6012-636HELP

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, October 1, 2010

Vandalism along USJ 11/3K

There were incidences of vandalism reported earlier this week. It happened in the wee hours of Monday morning, 27 September 2010.  Four cars which were parked along USJ 11/3 K were sprayed with black paint. It most likely happened when the residents were sound asleep.

In view of this, you are advised to monitor and report any suspicious people loitering around your area. They may be up to some mischief. At the same time, we have alerted our guards to be on the lookout for such people.

Do not let your guard down and be alert at all times.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Selamat Menyambut Hari Malaysia

Dear Residents,

September 16, 1963 was when MALAYSIA was born and known to the world as a nation. Today, after so many years, we stand proud to be living in this country. Although diverse in our culture and differences, we have largely been living as ONE.

The one thing we should and must value most is the peace and harmony we have enjoyed for so many years and we should never take that freedom for granted. We should reject all forms of negative values that goes again making us a united country. Bigotry, racism and discrimination should be left where it belongs - the gutter!

Let us all move ahead and make our country a better one for all. Happy Malaysia Day!

The Committtee
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Dear fellow residence of Subang Jaya and USJ,

On behalf on Lions Club of Subang Jaya, we wish to invite you to our great MUHIBBAH social community project, aimed at promoting harmony and fostering fellowship in our community especially among residents of Subang Jaya, USJ and the surrounding neighbourhood. This project is jointly organised with Lioness Club of Subang Jaya and our 6 Sponsored Leo Clubs (Leo Club of SMK Subang Utama, Leo Club of Sri KL, Leo Club of USJ4, Leo Club of USJ8, Leo Club of SMK Subang Jaya and Leo Club of La Salle)

Details of the event:-

Date :   18 Sep 2010 (Sat)
Venue : MPSJ Stadium
             Persiaran Perpaduan, USJ 5
Time :   3.00pm ~ 10.00pm

Activities include Supercars display (Porsches, Lamborgini, Ferrari) , multi-racial cultural dance performances, drawing competition, children games, health services, blood donation, and many more, culminating in a lantern procession by, all young and old. 500 Tang Lung will be given to Children.

As Hari Raya Tradition, 2000 simple food will be packed for distribution.

The event will be graced by State Assemblyperson, Hannah Yeoh and other local government dignitaries from MPSJ, Bomba and the Police.

MPSJ fully support the events and will provide 60 staffs to assist during the important day (all together 10 departments will be involved from traffic to safety).

We serve.

Lion Dato Ir. Neo Say Yeow
President of Lions Club of Subang Jaya 2010/2011

tel: 012-2832000
email : neosayyeow@gmail.com

For more information, you may contact Organising Chairman, Lion Mejar (R) Patrick Chong Mobile : 019 - 310 0318. Other Contact details : 1. Lion CC Sang - 016 - 262 7777 2. Lion Phillip Chay - 012 - 201 9918 3. Lion Peter Hong - 016 - 238 0062 4. Lion S N Tai - 016 220 0058

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Datuk Sharifah Aini - Suasana Hari Raya

Dear Residents,

To make this Hari Raya Celebrations a special one, here is a treat down memory lane with Datuk Sharifah Aini. Enjoy...!

Have a delightful Hari Raya.

Best Wishes,

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy 53 Merdeka!

Dear Residents,

On 31 August 2010, we will be celebrating our 53rd Independence Day. After all these years, what have we learned? Take the last few weeks for example. We have been bombarded with racial rhetoric almost on a daily basis. So when is this insanity is going to stop?

We all live in peace in our humble abode, in our kampung called "USJ11/3". Apart from the crime which we have experienced (but has dramatically declined due to our community coming together)  we have lived largely in peace and harmony amongst all the different races over the years and we will continue to do so.

So for this year's celebration, I have enclosed a very nice video clip with the song "Sejahtera Malaysia" played by a young girl which I thought will be good for all of us to listen to, as a gentle reminder that we cannot take our peace and harmony that we have enjoyed over the years for granted as there are people out there who will want to jeopardize that. We should all come together and reject racism and demand to continue to live in tolerance and harmony in our beautiful country called Malaysia.

Anyway, I have also enclosed the lyrics for you to sing along. It might make us all better appreciate what our country Malaysia is all about.


The Editor
11 Trees @ USJ



Puji dan syukur pada Ilahi
Anugerahnya tiada terhingga
Kedamaian kemakmuran
Malaysiaku bahagia

Dengan tekad untuk berjaya
Berbakti pada nusa dan bangsa
Kami junjung cita-cita luhur
Perpaduan seluruh negeri

Seia sekata sehati sejiwa
Menghadapi cabaran
Kami sedia kami setia
Berkorban untuk negara

Bersemarak Malaysia tercinta
Kibarkan panji kebesarannya
Kami rela menjaga Nama mu
Sejahtera Malaysia

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another important milestone!

From The Star
Tuesday August 24, 2010

Gated and guarded communities must not have objects obstructing firemen


RESIDENTS associations are setting up gated and guarded communities and the Fire and Rescue Services Department has no problems with it as long as they are not a hindrance in the event of an emergency.

There are no ministry guidelines on such schemes and the rules and regulations differ from one local government to another.

However last month, a set of guidelines were drafted to plan, control and monitor the development of gated and guarded communities by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

The guidelines were drawn by the Urban and Rural Planning Department and the Cabinet is considering enforcing the guidelines throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The draft would include detailed aspects of planning and monitoring of gated community schemes in line with the Strata Titles Act 1985 (Amendment 2006) as well as for “guarded neighbourhoods”.

In the meantime, the government will not stop anyone from creating a gated community with guards but once the draft is in place, such schemes would have to follow conditions and regulations stipulated by the ministry.

Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia (Inspectorate Unit, Corporate Management and PR Division Senior) Superintendent II, Gan Hock Seong said the department had no objections but it would help if the residents associations discussed plans with the department before setting up such schemes.

He said now the discussion was with the developers but there were certain problems in gated communities that could hinder the department from carrying out their jobs in the event of a fire.

Gan said for example, the erection of boom gates and horizontal bars might cause a problem if they were not built to specifications as the recommended height is 16ft to allow their biggest vehicle to pass through.

“In such instances we can use our hydraulic tools to remove them but we could have responded faster if there were no such hindrances,’’ he added.

Gan said gated and guarded communities were something new and although there were no guidelines set by the Fire and Rescue Department, the residents associations could work with them to follow simple guidelines for a win-win situation.

In Selangor, for instance, 85% of the residents must agree for a guarded neighbourhood whereas a gated community needs 100%.

“This would help the department to reduce the loss of response time as obstacles and other hindrances could cause big losses in the event of a major fire,’’ said Gan.

He said although the department was equipped with the tools to remove obstacles such as boom gates, in most cases narrow access roads and security booths in old developments, which were not built to specifications, obstructed vehicle movement.

“In the event of a fire at high-rise buildings, the department would use the sky-lift and it would pose problems if the access roads are not wide enough,’’ said Gan.

Such schemes, he said, should not hinder vehicles from entering the area by putting up barricades and obstructions that were critical to response time.

Gan said under such circumstances, the department could issue the fire-hazard abatement notice under Section 8 of the Fire and Rescue Act to absolve them of any damages caused by the delay.

He said new developments were required to be designed with the minimum hazard or risks and this was provided for under the Uniform Building By-laws.

In case you have missed this important article!

From The Star
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cabinet approves ‘guarded community’ guidelines proposal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has approved a proposal to streamline guidelines for gated communities and guarded neighbourhoods that have become increasingly popular among the security conscious.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said, however, that the guidelines would only be implemented after they had been considered by the National Council for Local Government (MNKT).

He said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was scheduled to chair a meeting of the council on Aug 26 that would be attended also by the mentris besar and chief ministers.

"The Cabinet recently approved the guidelines prepared by my ministry. But we need to bring them to the MNKT. Once the MNKT approves it, I will reveal the details," he told Bernama in an interview.

Gated communities and guarded neighbourhoods have sprung up in recent years as residents, especially in the urban areas, launched their own initiatives to protect themselves and their properties by employing private security firms to guard their housing estates. However, criticism has been levelled at these firms as they often install security booths at strategic entrances and exits of the housing estates, with some even having booms that prevent easy access and exit.

Chor said there were about 480 such guarded neighbourhoods in Selangor alone, and added that not all of the residents agreed with the move to establish a gated community while some had even refused to pay the monthly subscription fee for the service.

He said that currently there were no standard guidelines for gated communities and guarded neighbourhoods, but some states had come out with their own guidelines.

In Selangor, the local authorities have allowed a guarded community to be implemented if 85% of the population in an area agrees to it.

"The local authorities allow guardhouses to be built as long as the application is made through the residents associations, with the consent of at least 85% of the residents," Chor said. The residents associations must also agree that the guardhouse did not put up a barrier and its location posed no obstruction to traffic, meaning it must only be sited on the road shoulder, he said.

This was to avoid complications with existing laws as once the infrastructure was handed over to the local council, the roads, drains, parks and playgrounds should be open to the public unless it was a private property, he added.

"We hope that the ministry's proposed guidelines can be accepted by the various states so that they can be streamlined.

"For gated communities, it is not much of an issue as they already have a legal management body set up under the strata title and most of the apartments and condominiums fall under this category," said Chor. - Bernama

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Selamat Berpuasa

Dear Residents,

Today, the 10 of August 2010, is the eve of the Holy month of Ramadhan. Our Muslims brothers and sisters will observe the fast for this whole month. It is a test of their faith and it will require a lot of patience and tenacity.

And this is what makes us special in Malaysia where our diversity is not only respected but celebrated by all Malaysians.

We the Committee, would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Muslims friends living in our kampung and beyond "Selamat Berpuasa".

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Monday, August 2, 2010

SNATCH THEFT IN USJ 2 - Friday, 30 July 2010

Dear Residents,

In subscribing to SJ Alert, you will get a lot of news on the happenings (especially related to crime) around Subang and USJ. I would like to share this posting from Encik Ghani who had sent this message to everyone in SJ Alert (TQ Encik Ghani). What is important to note in his message is that even when there are guards deployed, these criminals shows no fear and continue to commit such crimes. And so these types of violent snatch theft continues where potential and serious harm can befall the victim.

What we need to do is to be on the alert at all times and not take things for granted. This is so important. Also, for the non-paying residents, if you can help us lighten the burden for everyone in our community, kindly do your part and pay the subscription. It is only RM50 a month - to ensure our safety and the safety of our families, it is not such a high price to pay - is it?

Thank you.



Dear All,

Please be informed that around 11am today, two Chinese men have snatched a necklace from a lady at Jalan USJ 2/6 and USJ 2/6A. They were riding on a motorbike one is small young man and the other is old and a bit plum.

I was at the office when my wife called me. She heard a lady screaming and struggling, saw two guys on motorbike passed by. The men used knife to snatch the necklace. The lady was ok with a bit of bruises on her neck and still in shock.

I managed to call our guards and they were at the scene just a minute or two after it happened.

Later the residents came forward and in more than ten minutes Police came in.

Be careful to all since the same guys were the one who snatched my neighbour last December using chopping knife.

I am not sure where to turn/call when our guards are not around anymore. Eventhough its happen to non-RA members, I have asked the guards to try to chase them be extra careful and alert.

I hereby would like to plead all the residents and members to pay our subscription fees to ensure we could have our guards around to control the situation. It might not be perfect BUT still it is very effective and helpful.


Abdul Ghani

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Replies to some comments made

Dear Residents,

I am extracting two comments related to our Security measures in USJ 11/3 which I thought will be good to be shared by all. I have also replied to the comments made by these two residents. Please do read the following.

The Editor


Comment # 1:

Thank you for the prompt action taken to increase security. I understand that all these are for our own sake, but shouldn't everyone be bounded by the same restrictions? It has been more than a month since the small gate near USJ11/3D is closed, and I have been diligently using another gate though it means longer route and extra time. I have been accepting this fact though at times frustrated especially when I am running late. However, recently I realized that some residents (perhaps committee members) do have keys to the lock. On the morning of 26th July, I found the gate unlocked with no one guarding it. I couldn't think of another reason other than someone with the keys has conveniently use them and forget to lock it back. While I am not asking for the gate to be reopened, but if selected few could have the keys to use the gate, wouldn't it be unfair for the other paying residents?

Our Reply:

Dear sir/madam,

Thank you for highlighting this matter. Please do understand that the Committeee members do not do this full time and there will be inherent flaws that may come about due to many reasons which may have been overlooked. The best thing to do in this case is to get in touch with the Street Leader concerned . If you do not get the response you need kindly escalate the matter to any of the Committee members. Their contacts are all published in earlier postings.


Comment # 2:
I am a 17 year old college girl. And don't think just because I am still a teenager my opinion does not matter. I have been living here for more then 15 years. And can I say after the whole gate and guarded thing, I am a little annoyed? No. I am extremely angry and annoyed. No doubt, the whole "gate and guarded" did make our usj11/3 more safer. The crime rates went down as well. Thank you very much. But do you know how much inconveniance it causes others? First of all, the small gates. "Thank God they have small gates!" I thought to myself when the fence came up. Maybe it would not be as easy to go out as it was last time, but it doesn't matter, all it takes is a few more steps and wallah! I reach the small gates.But now apparently, the gates are locked at 9pm. Ok, this is the part where I am EXTREMELY pissed off about. Every damn small gate in the neighborhood is locked at 9pm. I am a teenager, and naturally, I have a social life, so I go alot at night. And the worst part is, I live at usj11/3A. So I have to walk all the way to the guardhouse just to get out of the neighborhood. And yes, I know I know, its because they were a few houses that had a break in thats why the "locked the gates at 9pm" rule came out. But do you know how much inconveniance it causes others. And trust me, all of my friends that is living in usj11/3 feels the same way too. And your probably going to shoot the whole "there is a key for the small gates, and all I have to do is stop complaining and order them" thing at me right? Well, I tell you, I ordered the key. But until now, my key has not arrive. Did I pay? Damn right I did.

So now after 10 or is it 11 pm? I dont know. The ONLY entrance to usj11/3 is the gate infront of the shop lots. I am EXTREMELY pissed off at this aswell. What if one day someone had a stroke or something, and the ambulance was called, but when the ambulance reached usj11/3 it took atleast 5 minutes to try to locate the entrance. And by the time it reaches the person's house. Its too late. Just so you know Mr or Mrs, whoever that is incharge here, "Every second counts." And plus, I think somewhere in the law, it is illegal to block all entrances like that. I don't know weather its true, but my dad said it.

The third thing is, the guards are slugballs. I'm trying to find a word to describe them that is not so offensive. So slugballs it is. Everytime I walk pass some of them, they would blow wistles and say "Amoi. Balik rumah ah Ah Moi?". Its disgusting and disrespectful. And some of your comeback would probably be "It must be the way this girl is wearing lahh. She must have shown to much skin. Stupid girl, bring it on to herself and try to blame us."

Well I tell you, everytime I walk pass them, is when I am walking back from school.(last year) So technically I am in school uniform, and I always wear baju kurung (eventhough I am a chinese). And I dont think that is showing off too much skin. Infact, there is nothing to see in a baju kurung uniform. They are the guards, shouldn't they be protecting us instead of making us feel so uncomfortable?

And mind you, not all of them are like that. Just the ones that are guarding at the small gates infront of MPSJ in the afternoon. That's all I have to say. And by the way, everything that is posted here, is not from me only.

Our Reply:

Dear Miss 17 Year Old College girl,

Thank you for your comments. You are correct in saying that your opinion does matter (even though you are only 17). After all, you are a resident in USJ 11/3 and that technically makes you part of our community.

I would like you to understand first and foremost, that the Committee members/Street Leaders, are just like you and me. Not some "Mr or Mrs who is in charge here..." as you have described us as if we are some "invaders" from some other planet. We are ALL residents here in USJ 11/3 who have a common interest  - our safety. And in order to make our area as safe as possible, inevitably, we will have to deal with some inconveniences. This may come as a surprise to you but these inconveniences also applies equally to us all in the Committee as well.

Basically you are showing a lot of frustrations in your comments but that is understandable. But please ask yourself this - did you try to speak to any of the Committee members or Street Leaders about these issues? Their names and contacts are all published in earlier postings and they are friendly approachable people. Did you at least attempt to call any of them to share your concerns with them?

Constructive feedbacks from you and everyone else are important for us to do things right. We are residents, not some professional security companies, hence do expect flaws along the way. We do not do this all the time as all of us have regular jobs like your parents.

From your mail, I can identify three problems:

1. The locked small gates are posing problems to you - I suggest you get in touch with your Street Leader immediately so that it can be brought up in our regular meetings to be addressed and resolved.

2. The keys - again, please get in touch with your Street Leaders. If you have made payment, there is no reason why you were not given the key although this idea of issuing keys did not really work well.

3. The bad behaviour of the guards - please note down time and date and also if possible names of the guards. If you have a cellphone with a camera - take a photo of that guard and send it to us. We will take this up with the security company. They are employed to take care of our area so if they get out of line, we will do something about it. But judging from your complaint, chances are they are not our guards but guards from MPSJ.

The thing is, you are getting all worked up over such issues for nothing. Rather than calling names (slugball? - not cool) and getting "pissed off" (double not cool) why not just behave like a young adult and address it accordingly (and that is how you want to be treated right?). No need to express it like what you have done in your comment (words like "pissed off" several times).

Since you appreciate the crime rate has come down, I would like you to think about this. You are right about the safety thing after we have implemented our G&G. Imagine, now you are upset over some "cat calls" from the guards but what would happen if something more serious were to happen to you?

Like criminals breaking into your home and raping you and/or harming your family members? Do not for a moment think that this is not a possibility as there are much worst (what do you call them?) "slugballs" out there who are quite capable of carrying out such henious crimes!

So while we want to talk about the law being broken and emergency vehicles getting delayed in responding to emergencies and all that, would it not be fair to say that sometimes the law does not work to our advantage and that something needs to be done about it?

For example, lately there has been a lot of protest to the ISA. In this case, it does not mean that just because the law is there, it should be blindly abided. Rather because it appears to have inherent flaws, it should be challenged instead.

Now, would it not be logical for us to ask it for the present law towards the G&G be changed if it worked against us in terms of our safety? The government is in fact reviewing this G&G phenomena from the legal perspective. You must have read it as it was in the papers recently.

Anyway, I appreciate and would like to thank you for your comment again. You are a bright teenager growing into a young adult. Soon, in turn we hope, you too, can contribute to our safety and the safety of our community in the future as we, the present Committee members, look forward to the day when we can hand all these responsibilities to young adults like you.



So what's new?

Dear Residents,

Apologies if there were no updates of late. Anyway here are some updates for you:

First and most importantly, security measures. The new checks done at all entry/exit points have been implemented while the free stickers were issued out to the non-paying residents. This has freed up the unnecessary checks on the resdients coming in and going out of USJ 11/3. Non-residents are now required to write and record down where they intend to go to when they come into our area.

The good news is, since these measures were implemented, there has been no further report of break-ins. We are not saying that these measures are fool-proof but at least it has managed to help deter potential criminals from coming into our area. Hence, please do not take things for granted and do continue to be vigilant.

Second, for all paying residents, the insurance scheme will take effect as soon as the policy is issued from the insurance company. The details for the insurance scheme are being worked out and this should be done by the middle of August at the latest. And to ensure that you, as a paying resident, are properly covered, your payment for the monthly subscriptions must be up to date.

For this purpose, please insist on your receipts when you make payment for your subsription. The receipts will be required as proof of payment should you need to make a claim against the insurance company in the event that an unfortunate incident of a break-in should happen to you.

Third, the payment of subscription for the next three months will be due soon. Kindly get in touch with your Street Leaders and make your payment as soon as possible.

These are the few updates we have for you thus far. Please do give your Street Leaders a call should you have any queries.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Update on measures taken

Dear Residents,

Here is a short update of what the Committee has done over the last few weeks to reduce the incidences of break-ins in our area.

Car stickers to non-paying residents have been issued. If you have not received yours for whatever reason, kindly get in touch with any of the Committee members or your Street Leaders. Please take note, you are receiving the stickers courtesy of your neighbours who are paying for you. Please do stick them on your windscreens to avoid being stopped at the entrances into our area.

For paying residents, we would like to inform you that the insurance cover is being processed. Hopefully, we can conclude this as soon as possible. Once done, the coverage for break-ins will be in force.

At the entrances, all cars without stickers will be stopped to get the drivers to write down all the particulars such as where they intend to go to. This will apply to vendors and taxis with the exception of police vehicles, couriers, ambulances, fire trucks, etc. Please do inform your friends and relatives of this ruling. We apologise for the inconveniences caused and we seek your cooperation and understanding.

Finally, there have been some interesting comments made by concerned residents highlighting the apathy in our area and also the obscene behaviour of some of our residents who just drive right through the security guards before they get a chance to remove the cones.

They are humans just like you and me, earning an honest living in our country, doing their job and keeping us safe. Is it so difficult to ask you to be more considerate to these people from faraway land? They too have families like us whom they need to feed and take care of so please show some appreciation to them instead of venting your anger (for whatever reason only known to you) at them.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Break in reported - more updates later

Dear Residents,

The burglars are still at it - this time another case reported in USJ 11/3N. It happened sometime around 12:30pm when no one was home. We should not let our guard down. Our area USJ 11/3 is still 'under attack' and we should be always be on the alert.

More updates later.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ


There was another case reported around 2:30 pm bringing the total cases to two yesterday. There were also 2 foreigners who looked like Middle Eastern loitering around that area, ringing the door bell and asking for 'piano teachers'. If you see any such characters, please call the police or alert our guards. This spate of burglary is not over yet. In the meantime, we have started to issue stickers to non-paying residents. Once that is done, more stringent checks will be carried out. If you do not want to be inconvenient, kindly paste the stickers (paid for by your other contributing neighbours) onto your car windscreens.

For Kindergarten operators and Tuition centres, we will be insisting on them getting passes for their client's cars in order for them to come into our area inhibited. These are necesaary measures in the wake of what is currently happening in our area.

Please take note.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

USJ residents come together for Family Day

The Star
Thursday June 24, 2010

Photos by DARRAN TAN

IT WAS quite a sight to see a group of young children scrambling around the MPSJ field as they attempted to catch chickens at the inaugural USJ Family Day.

Besides “catch the chicken”, the children also enjoyed interactive sessions with a fire truck, fire-extinguishing demonstrations, balloon sculptures, bouncy castles, carnival games and a football clinic.

Other activities include telematches, clown show, sand art craft, face painting, flea market, free health screening, blood donation, performances by local groups, as well as two football exhibition matches for an Under-15 group (Brazil Football Centre vs Subang Jaya Community Football Club) and veterans (Brazil Football Centre vs JKP Zone 3 Team).

Several stalls had been set up on the field offering a variety of food and drinks, as well as products and services by sponsors.

Aspiring footballers: A free football clinic for boys and girls under 15.

The Star’s Circulation Department manned a booth offering special subscription rates to those who signed up at the event, while JKP Zone 3 had a recruitment drive for the community’s volunteer patrolling unit (VPU) and voter registration.

The USJ Family Day was the largest-scale event organised thus far by the MPSJ’s JKP Zone 3 (comprising USJ 2-15).

It was aimed at fostering family and community ties, and featured a host of fun activities for the family.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, who launched the event, congratulated the JKP Zone 3 for organising an event focusing on the core subject of everyone’s heart — family, and hoped the residents would take the opportunity to get to know their neighbours.

Playing fire fighter: The children had a great time clambering up and down the fire truck, as well as sitting behind the wheel of the truck.

“From the past events that we’ve had, there have been requests for activities where the residents from various neighbourhoods can mingle and communicate with one another.

“I hope there will be more cross-border events like today’s Family Day to foster closer relationships.

MPSJ councillor and JKP Zone 3 chairman Rajiv Rishyakaran said: “We managed to organise the event on a RM20,000 budget, which included a RM10,000 allocation from Yeoh’s office, contributions by sponsors and part of our JKP allocation.

“It took us about six months to plan and execute the event, and we wouldn’t mind making the Family Day a yearly affair,” he said.

In his speech, Rajiv introduced the JKP concept to the residents and urged them to sign up for the VPU to work together with the police to keep their neighbourhood safe.

Numerous lucky draw gifts were given away, including shopping vouchers, food vouchers, Famous Amos hampers, a set of four Goodyear tyres, and pre-loaded Touch ‘n Go cards.

To mark the launch of the “No Plastic Bag Day” campaign in USJ, 500 reusable bags filled with vouchers were given away to the first 500 families who registered upon arrival.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Grandmother suffocated during robbery

Dear Residents,

This news report extracted from a website is not meant to frighten you but to highlight such possibilities which can also happen to us and our families. When we go out to work, our family members who are home most of the time will be most vulnerable.

If you think that such things won't happen to you then you need to get a reality check. Do read the article below. As we have said, no one is exclusive to such crimes. The question is, what are your doing about it?

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ


From the Malaysian Insider
June 14, 2010

TANJONG KARANG, June 14 — A woman suffocated after her mouth and nostrils were covered by a robber in an incident at her home in Parit Empat here last night.

Kuala Selangor deputy police chief DSP Zulkifli Jonet said in the 11.30pm incident, the 56-year-old grandmother was watching television with her daughter and two grandchildren when three robbers broke into the house.

“The shocked victim, upon seeing the men armed with machetes and knives, screamed before one of the men placed his palm tightly over her mouth and nostrils, suffocating her,” he said today.

Zulkifli said the two other men ordered the woman’s daughter, 33, to hand over RM500 and jewellery worth about RM50,000 before they escaped on a stolen Honda EX5 motorcycle which was later found about 200 metres from the victim’s house, believed to have been left behind by the robbers.

“The victim’s daughter and grandchildren were unharmed, while her body was sent to Tanjong Karang Hospital.”

He said police were looking for the three suspects, believed to be locals, and urged anyone with information on the incident to contact the nearest police station or investigating officer Inspector Mohd Iqbal Mohamad at 03-3289-1222. — Bernama

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 2010 Newsletter (UPDATED)

Dear Residents,

It has been a very bad month as far as our security situation is concerned in our “kampung” for the last few weeks. Here is why:

Incident # 1 – 4 houses were broken into on 19 May 2010 on streets 3P, 3N, 3K and 3E. This break-in we suspect was coordinated and planned and it happened within a window of between 10 am to 4 pm. After visiting and talking to all the victims, there were some common elements which all of us should take note:

1. Houses were empty at the time of occurrence.
2. The occupants left and came back home almost at the same time everyday.
3. There were no alarms installed.
4. Some were without grill or left the main gates unlocked.
5. The immediate neighbours did not take much notice of what was happening.

Incident # 2 – there was a snatch theft on 20 May 2010 at night along 3F.

Incident # 3 – a few cars were splashed with paint on May 30, 2010 at 3L.

Incident # 4 – a house was broken into on June 4, 2010 at 3E.

Incident # 5 - unsuccessful house break-in attempt on June 9, 2010 at 3P

Most of the victims felt that it should not have happened as we are now gated and guarded. True but does that mean we let our guard down? Most of us unfortunately have taken things a lot for granted. They have allowed their guard to come down and with that; the criminals only see opportunities. This is not the first time we have sent out warnings to be vigilant and we are sure it will not be the last.

In view of that, the Committee in its latest meeting has decided to take immediate and drastic measures to address this deteriorating situation.


ALL residents will be issued with car stickers. Old car stickers will be retrieved without exceptions. Forms will be given out to all non-paying residents to issue them all the stickers. Once this exercise is done, ALL cars with no stickers will be stopped and checked. So, please extend your cooperation if you do not want to be inconvenienced. This will also allow us to impose further controls on commercial vehicles, cars coming in for tuition purposes, etc.


There will be a reshuffle of duties for the guards. The idea is to have more guards on duty in the day time and to increase our patrolling effectiveness. We have already met with the Security Company and this will be implemented without further delay. We will also monitor them closely.


We will be closing one of the main gates and also will reduce access to at least 50% of the small side gates. With less access, our control in people coming in and going out will be more effective, given the limited resource that we have. We expect complaints but we will have to deal with this.


We will be imposing entry passes to people from outside coming into our area frequently. This proposed pass may need to incorporate pictures to prevent abuse of the passes. We will be insisting on those who are giving tuitions or running kindergartens (tadikas) in our area to have the parents apply for such passes. For contractors, they will be required to fill in the forms and those with workers residing at the work site to have all their personal particulars recorded before they are allowed in.


We will be issuing all the residents with stickers but will have a different design for the non-paying residents. There is no reason for the residents not to cooperate now that we are going to issue all with stickers. The reason for this is to ease the checks on all the residents in our area and to let the guards focus the checks on outsiders. As such, please get your stickers and have it pasted on your windscreens. If not, you will be stopped unnecessarily for checks by the guards.

On this note, we, the committee wishes to express our disappointment in being unsuccessful in uniting all the residents in our kampung. Some of you still think we are doing this to enrich ourselves while some of you think we are a nuisance to you. Well, whichever way you think, we would like to let you know that we are all very disappointed on some of these outcomes as we have tried so hard to make our home a better, safer place to live in. Sometimes, we are just lost at what else we could do. Remember, it is easy to criticize as they say ‘talk is cheap’ but actually getting involved and doing something about it is something else.

So, do take heart. Next time you intend to criticize, you might want to think about what the motivation factor is for the committee members to sacrifice their time and do this work voluntarily. It is for all of us, selfish as it may sound.


There is immediate plan to cover all subscribing residents with insurance of up to RM10, 000 for break-ins. There are no plans to increase our subscription to provide this free coverage to all the paying residents. However, the payment terms will be subjected to the Insurance Company. It will be group coverage for our “kampung” under a Master Policy under our Resident Association.

Our targeted date to implement this is June 30, 2010. Forms from the Insurance Company will be issued so kindly fill in all your details. Once we have completed this process, the cover will be in full force.


We have already applied for the additional street lights to be installed and we are following up on the progress of getting this done. At this stage, we have been informed that TNB requires a supporting letter from MPSJ on the application on the additional street lights. As well as that TNB needed to install additional pillars for the street lights and cables. These will be additional costs to us. We are monitoring closely and hope to get all these done as soon as possible.


As usual, the Committee cannot carry out all the plans if you the resident do not contribute. This is critical for us to collectively make this a safer place to live in. So, please continue to support this cause by paying up the subscription. We have also heard from some residents that they plan to “boycott” this scheme just because they learned that there were cases of break-ins recently.

To boycott the scheme would only mean boycotting ourselves. We are all in this together and the Committee members are just facilitators who try to ensure that certain measures which are collectively beneficial to our community are carried out. Without each and every one of us working together, we are nothing. So, please understand there are no “you” or “me” in this – it is just us. We have a choice – band together and fight this menace OR let this security scheme die off and live in constant fear of break-ins, snatch theft and car theft. The choice is yours.


Our new USJ 8, OCS, Puan Chia has met with the Committee. She has given her commitment to ensure her team will give us maximum support. We are grateful to her commitment and support and we look forward to working with the police to provide a safer place for our community. The police will also be patrolling our area more often during the vulnerable times.


Here are some numbers to keep handy in case you need help but please only call in cases of emergency:

1. Mr. Lee Tong Keng (Manager Security Company) +6017 338 2433
2. Mr. Raj Buddha (Security Supervisor) +6012 977 4032
3. Mr. Prakash (Security Supervisor) +6010 290 8183
4. Balai Polis USJ 8 +603 5635 6904

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another attempted break in today at 3P

Wednesday, June 9

This afternoon around 1:30 p.m., yet another attempted break-in happened to one of the houses in 3P. Luckily, the neighbour of the victim's house, who was about to go out, spotted a car (Honda CRV - Silver) parked near the victim's house. After driving out of her house, she decided to make a round to take another look.

Just then, two men were seen running out of her neighbour's house. The alarm was also triggered. Both were Chinese, one of them short and storky while the other was taller in their late 20s or early 30s. They jumped into the Honda CRV and drove off with one more of their accomplice at the wheel.

This was an unsuccessful attempt as the alarm was triggered. Their modus operandi was the same. They took the clothings which were hung out to dry on the rack and position it in such a way as to block the view of them breaking the front grill and window to gain entry into the house.

This time they left empty handed. We are now reviewing all the CCTVs and also working closely with the police to try and apprehend these crooks.

In view of the recent spate of break-in incidences, the Committee will be implementing the measures that we have diliberating over the last two weeks since the first break-in incidences were reported.

We will be issuing newsletters immediately to all of the residents. Two of the immediate measures will be:

1. To issue all car stickers to ALL residents so that stringent checks will be carried out on all outsiders coming into our area.

2. To permanently close the gate near the Chatters restaurant to restrict cars from coming into our area. This will free up the guards to do active patrolling during the vulnerable hours. 50% of the small side gates will also be locked up to reduce entry points.

We expect these measures and more will pose a lot of inconveniences to a lot of people but we have no choice if we are to gain an upper hand against the criminals. This is also for the safety of all our residents so we hope to get your cooperation and your understanding.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Man found dead at USJ 11/3

There was a man who was found dead in our area this morning around 10 am. There were a lot of policemen around who had cordoned off that area for investigations. They were seen removing the body from the scene. More details pending.


As reported earlier, a newspaper vendor was found dead in the drain in front of one of our resident's house. He had emailed the story to our Street Leader. He also commented on the patrol guard not noticing the bike which was parked in front of his house and that the rider was missing since last night.

We would like you to know that the patrol guard has since been removed and replaced by the Security company beginning tonight. We will continue to monitor the guards to ensure they carry out their duties as diligently as possible. Your feedback is also welcomed.

Anyway, here is the story from our resident in 3L in an email to our Street Leader, Murali:


Hi Murali

You may have wondered why there were so many police cars early in the morning just outside my house, No. xx.

Well, let's start the story from the beginning.

Last night at about 7pm, the newspaper guy came to collect the dues for last month. He looked drunk or on drugs or both, and parked his m/cycle just infront of our gate and rocked the gate and tried to come in thro the small door. I stopped him and came down to pay him the money and went back inside. This was not the first time he came to collect money in a drunken stupor.

At 8 pm, I noticed that the bike was still outside our gate and called his boss, didn’t get thro and called the other number, and one of his mates picked up. I told him about the bike but he was nowhere to be seen and asked him to come take the bike away.

This morning at 7am I saw the bike was still there and on checking, found the guy lying flat and outstretched inside the drain, somewhere inbetween my house and the neighbour on the right. I immediately called the police and also the newspaper boss, who appeared in a few minutes with a helper. They pulled him out from the drain but I could see that his body had already stiffened. Shortly afterwards, the police came.

One of the policeman told me there was blood on his head, and they covered up the body in a black plastic.

So, that's the story.

One disturbing matter is that our security people didn’t investigate this lonely motorcycle parked right in front of my gate throughout the night. The police came about 7:45am, but none of our security people were there when I left the house at about 820 am.

I was also told by one of our neighbours that recently there were 4 robberies / break-ins in 11 Trees?



Saturday, June 5, 2010

More bad news?

Dear Residents,

Yet another case of break in happened yesterday but this time it attracted a lot more attention as it happened sometime in the early evening when most people were out and about. The house owner was away overseas and the alarm was not switched on. The neighbours were not informed nor the guards so from the outside, everything looked normal. This was at 11/3E.

But something sinister happened inside the house. The thieves broke into the house and it was ransacked. Cash and jewelery were taken. There were probably other items stolen but up until yesterday night, the items missing were still being accounted for.

At that time, our guards were alerted and calls were made to some of our Committee members who immediately went to the scene. We also contacted Puan Chia, OCS of USJ 8 Police station who had her men at the scene soon after.

Eye witness account saw two cars driving away from the scene. One was a silver BMW (E46) and the other probably a white MYVi. There were three Chinese men - one short about 5'2" and bald. The other was tall and storky. They were hanging around their cars when they noticed the owner's sister driving up to the house. They immediately got into their cars and drove off in a hurry after they noticed that she was about to get help from the neighbours. One of them took off in the white car while the other two left in the BMW.

This was the warning which the Committee had been issuing all along, not to takes things for granted. It does not mean that with our guards rounding the area, we can keep 100% of everything in check. There are bound to be leaks so do your bit and put in as much preventive measures as possible. Imagine if there are no security guards. It will be a free-for-all and such cases will be an everyday occurence.

Thus, we cannot emphasize enough the need for us to be vigilant at ALL TIMES.

At any rate, the committee is already working on steps to prevent this from happening. But it will only work with your help. And this will start almost immediately. We will be sending out our newsletters out soon to inform you of the steps we will be adopting to enhance the security system which is in place.

We need your help and understanding to prevent more of such cases from happening.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Vandalism in USJ 11/3L

Dear Residents,

There were reports of 5 cases of cars vandalised this morning. Paints were splashed on these cars along 3L. We suspect the vandals came through one of the small gates as there were signs/stains of paint at one of the gates in 3P.

We suspect the attack was carried out sometime in the early hours between 2am - 5 am for whatever reasons unknown to us. This still happened despite our guards constantly patrolling the area.

Here are some of the shots taken:

The need to brighten up the respective streets is now becoming more urgent. We have already made the necessary application to TNB and are now awaiting for approval. We hope that once we obtain the necessary approval, we will have all the lamp posts lighted up. This will hopefully prevent such incidences from recurring again.

Please again, do not take our security for granted. Always take the necessary precautions and be alert always.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Wesak Day!

Dear Residents,

Today is a special day for our Buddhist brothers and sisters in our 'kampong', as they take time off to join millions around the world to celebrate and pay respect to the Lord Buddha on his birthday, his attainment of enlightenment as well as to commemorate his death.

This is also the time to spread good virtues and values amongst one family, neighbours and country as taught by Lord Buddha. Such values which will keep us together and to live in harmony.

Like all other religions, Buddhism teaches one to be compassionate to another fellow human being and to do good to others.

In Malaysia, because of the many diverse cultures where religions are practised in our own diverse ways, we also come together to celebrate our common values. And today is no different and that makes us truly special!

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Buddhist residents Happy Wesak Day!

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Prevention of Crime - whose job is it?

Dear Residents,

We started our G&G in late 2008 and since that time, we have had rather peaceful sleeps and a relatively safe environment in USJ11/3 despite escalated criminal cases reported in other areas of Subang Jaya and USJ.

Perhaps this sense of safety has also led to many people letting their guard down and have started to take things for granted. And with so many areas now under watch with similar G&G scheme, the criminals do not have much choices as to where else to target to commit their dastardly acts.

So what do they do? Simple - they come back! But they now operate with greater speed, better planning and greater efficiencies and under very different circumstances.

This was what happpened in USJ 11/3 a few days ago. Four houses were broken into almost simultaneously on the same day with much valuables carted away. So, why has this happened?

Indeed, while our G&G has successfully kept incidences of snatch thieves and car thefts almost a hundred percent at bay, we have still not successfully tackled incidences of house break-ins. As the occupants leave their houses to do their business outside, their vulnerability to house break-ins increases significantly and unfortunately, empty houses attracts opportunists!

The modus operandi has shifted to committing these crimes in broad daylight as this is the time when most occupants leave their houses for work or school, leaving their homes empty for the picking. From the burglar's view-point, there are plenty of targets to choose from!

Here are some disturbing trends:

1. Houses broken into thus far DO NOT have alarm systems or CCTVs installed.
2. The houses were not properly secured for example double locking while some were without grill.
3. The front portion of the houses are obscured by overgrown trees, drying laundry, etc.
4. There is almost a fix pattern on when the occupants leave and return to their homes making it almost predictable for the criminals to know when to strike.
5. The crime happened between 10am to 4pm.
6. There were also signs of carelessness amongst the victims such as not locking their premise properly.

The committee take these recent spate of opportunistic break-ins in USJ 11/3 seriously and we are going to do something about it. We have in fact, taken the first step in meeting with the new OSC of Balai Polis USJ8, Puan Chia, last Friday at her invitation, to discuss collective measures on how we can prevent these crimes from happening again.

The Committee, meeting with Puan Chia, the new OCS at Balai Polis USJ8

The committee will also be convening a meeting very soon to address this issue and put in place mitigative measures as soon as possible. This will include reviewing some of the security measures currently in operation and to take further steps to enhance and improve it.

Among them, conducting more stringent checks at the entrances. So please be prepared especially if you are non-paying resident and yet choose not to display the stickers we provide you for free. We will stop you or any other vehicles coming into USJ 11/3 if there are no valid stickers prominently displayed.

Anyway, whose responsibilty is it to ensure our safety? Is it the police, or in our case, the committee members or perhaps the security guards we employ?

All of us have our own opinion but in reality it is non-exclusive and that really means the responsibility belongs to all of us. We ALL have a part to play as we are the stake holders to this very need. So, please do not harp on the fact that such crimes have to be taken care of by the committee or the police or the guards. You are equally as responsible.

You, as a resident, have an important role to play. For example, you can start by ensuring that you report vehicles moving around in our area in a suspicious manner as they may be carrying out surveillances to mark their next targets. You can note down the time, the make of the car, registration number and report it to the committee as soon as possible so that we can take immediate action.

And if you have not secured your own premise such as installing alarm system or even CCTVs, perhaps you might want to seriously consider doing this. Do not just rely on the security guards or the police as your safety nets. Think of the guards and the police as a layer to enhance your own security rather than replacing what you may or may not have put in place.

Remember, the idea here is to make it as difficult as possible for the criminals to conduct their business. And if you are going to leave your house for long periods of time, please do inform the guards. They will ensure that your premise be closely watched when they do their rounds.

We all need to come together as a community and in collaboration with the police, we hope to deter crime in our neighbourhood and help make it a more secure and safe place for our families. Do not take your safety and the safety of your families for granted as this can also happen to you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Friday, May 21, 2010

A First For Lady Cop

Friday May 21, 2010

From The Star

THE USJ community in Subang Jaya welcomed their very first female officer-in-charge of the USJ 8 police station recently.

Insp Chia Bee Chuan took over the reins from ASP Loi Yew Lik, who has served the community for slightly more than a year.

Formerly with the vice, gambling and secret society branch (D7) of the Subang Jaya police district headquarters, Kelantan-born Chia said she would first study the crime cases in USJ to understand the area better.

Getting to know you: Insp Chia (left) introducing herself to the residents associations’ representatives as Insp Muniandy (right) snaps a photo of her.

“I will then think of ways to reduce the crime at hotspots, and maintain the situation at safe zones,” the master’s degree holder in Information Technology said.

Growing up in an all-female family, Chia said she has always played the role of protector and the job of a police officer was challenging.

Together with the new Bandar Sunway police station officer-in-charge Insp Muniandy Rethiah, Chia was feted at a dinner organised by SJ Alert and Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh.

Representatives from the residents associations turned up to welcome the new police officers, as well as bid farewell to Loi and outgoing Bandar Sunway officer-in-charge Harikrishnan Muralytharan.

Harikrishnan hoped the people would render the same support to his successor, Muniandy.

Formerly with the logistics division of the Subang Jaya police district headquarters, Muniandy said he harboured an ambition to contribute to the community since his school days.

He joined the police force in March 1988.

In 2008, he was posted to Sudan for the United Nations mission for a year.

“The Bandar Sunway residents associations are very active. It motivates us to be even more committed to fight crime,” the father of four said.

Loi, on the other hand, has been transferred to the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department.

Loi said he was sad to leave USJ after only a short stint.

“It was an eye-opening experience and you cannot find such close relationships between the police and residents associations in many places.

“Chia is a capable lady and I am sure USJ will have a much better officer-in-charge,” he said.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Double Whammy!

Dear Residents,

The inevitable has happened today.

Two houses were broken into in USJ 11/3. The victims' houses were ransacked and valuables including money, laptop, jewelery were among the items stolen.

The time when the houses were most likely broken into was between 1 pm - 5 pm. The way the crime was committed seemed to suggest that the houses were marked before the break in took place as the thieves seemed to know when the occupants of the houses were out on their business.

The Committee views these incidences seriously. As such, we will be convening a meeting very soon to discuss ways to prevent this from happening. This would most likely mean we will be intensifying our security checks particularly during the vulnerable times. So, please brace yourselves for stringent checks soon at our checkpoints.

But in the meantime, here are some tips for you on how to stay secure:

1. Ensure you lock all doors if you are out - double lock if you have to.
2. Install an alarm system if you have not already done so.
3. Install CCTV it you can afford to do so.
4. Inform your neighbours if you are going out.
5. If your neighbours are not around then notify the gusrds so that they can keep a look out for you when you are away.
6. Look out for unusual and suspicious characters and report them.
7. Hide all your valuables and cash in areas where it is difficult to find.
8. Thieves will look into cupboards and drawers as most of our valuables will be kept in places like these so avoid putting your valuables there.

And if you are unfortunate and do become a victim, make a police report immediately and also do inform the Committee as soon as you can. We will try to assist you in whatever way we can.

Most of all, do not take your safety and security for granted.

Be safe.


The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dengue Alert

Dear Residents,

The Health Department from MPSJ will be focusing on fogging and checking our neighbourhood in USJ11 for the dreaded Aedes mosquito and larvae to keep the spread of dengue in check.

Do you know that USJ11 recorded the highest incidence of Dengue fever in the country?

As such, please do not take this reminder lightly as it is indeed a very real threat. There are reported dengue related deaths. Do your part and ensure the surroundings around your house and the compound area are clean and free of stagnant water/containers.

Please do cooperate with the officers from MPSJ when they come to do their inspection rounds. Do your part to help keep the dengue menace at bay. It is after all for our own safety.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Idris's NKRA and KPI Achieved!!? Yeah Right!

Dear Residents,

Of late, you would have read many opinions and/or reports in the local dailies on the G&G issue. Some were against the idea of implementing the G&G while some were for these types of schemes.

Why G&G?

Why the hassle of us doing more work and yet NOT getting paid for it?

Why? Is it that we are looking for 'glamour' as some politicians have put it?

I cannot speak for the other areas but for USJ 11/3, the security situation before we started had gotten worse without any signs of improvement in sight. As such, it was out of this dire need that we decided that enough is enough. And with whatever limited resources we could muster then and with sheer determination, our RA successfully launched our own G&G and security system way back in late 2008.

It took a lot of hard work and sacrifices, with many hours spent on a voluntary basis before we achieved this success. We were also fortunate as we had a lot of support from our residents although it took a lot of effort to get the people to understand and support it in the beginning.

Of course, we could not have done it without the support of the local authority and the local 'resource-scarced' police force as well. Since we established our G&G, the crime rate in our area has dropped significantly and had stayed that way since.

Then there was the government's initiative to reduce crime rate by 20%. It was only a few months ago when the government launched the National Key Results Area (NKRA) in a highly publicised public relations campaign at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel. They had invited some of the RAs to attend and we were one of them.

Some of us from our RA attended the launch and we were impressed with the initiatives announced. We also believed that some of these initiatives, if successful, would help solve some of these security issues and to help reduce the escalating crime rate in our country.

And in recent reports in the newspapers, the government have boldly claimed in their report card that they have managed to bring the crime rate down. But have they really? If so, can they really claim all the credit to these achievements?

Months have passed since that big public relations campaign in Sunway. But what results have we gotten in this area - security? The way I see it - not much!

And why do I say that?

Just take a look around you and see for yourselves. More and more G&G initiatives have been started by impatient residents especially in Subang Jaya/USJ areas in recent months. It seem to give me the impression that nothing has changed and that the residents really have no choice but to do something to fend for themselves.

While such G&G schemes have brought the crime rate down and hence it would also have most certainly help in the government's KPI that is related to crime, the very same government also announced that there will be new guidelines for residents to establish their G&G so as to bring some control over such initiatives which is understandable.

The irony is, the proposed new guidelines, if implemented, would make most, if not all, of such initiatives fall apart and that will include ours!

The most glaring and ridiculous requirement is the one that requires 100% agreement from the ALL the residents before they can start such schemes. This will obviously set the stage for complete failure as it will be impossible to get that kind of support. I mean, 100%!!? Come on!

The point I am making here is that, the government must realise by now that they are not able to resolve the security issue effectively alone. Hence, creating smart partnerships with RAs should be the next best thing. Rather than making it difficult for the RAs, perhaps they should start thinking what they can do to help the RAs improve the security issues with more practical guidelines so as to legalise such schemes.

Perhaps they should also make such expenditure tax exempted to encourage all the residents to pay for such services. The government can also help by subsidising infrastructure costs or at least allocate some funds for such schemes to take off easily. Ultimately, it will be a win-win situation for all.

I am not sure if the folks at Datuk Seri Jala's or Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon's ministry will be reading this. It does not really matter anyway as our RA will continue to work with the same dedication and determination to ensure we are safe even if it only means providing that just within our residential area.

Hence, we hope that you folks in USJ 11/3 will not take this service for granted. Please understand that we, the Committee members, are doing this to help ourselves. The time for collecting your subscription starts again soon so please do help us by paying up your subscriptions as early as possible.

Your Committee members have worked tirelessly for this scheme to to be set up and have continued to make improvements to our security system since we started. Please do not disappoint them as without your support, all the hardwork for the past couple of years will go down the drain.

This will happen as once our financial resources runs out, we will have no choice but to abandon the scheme and we will then have to go back to square one!

It is really your choice.

Thank you.

Jeffrey Khoo
11 Trees @ USJ