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Friday, March 26, 2010

Daylight Robbery at 11/3P

Dear Residents,

A robbery took place yesterday (Thursday, 25 March 2010) afternoon at USJ 11/3P. The victim who left the house at around 1 pm to attend to some of his personal business, returned around 2 pm to his home only to find some intruders in his house.

Realizing that the owner came home, one of the robbers tried to attack and drag him into his house but he managed to break free and fought back with a stick which was lying around in the garden, sending the robbers fleeing for dear life.

An accomplice nearby, who was in a Toyota Avanza (silver), then drove off in a hurry after picking up the robbers before anyone could do anything. It was all over in minutes.

The victim lost almost RM7,000 worth of his valuables. The police were alerted and investigations are now under way, hence information will be limited until we are able to disclose more.

Because of this incident, the Committee has decided to tighten the security checks at the entrances into our area. It will get more stringent going forward. Cars without valid stickers will be subjected to greater scutiny to prevent such incidences from happening again.

Meanwhile, please be on the alert for suspicious characters lurking around the neighbourhood. Do not take things for granted and do ensure you lock your homes securely if you intend to go out even if it is for a short while.

Do contact the police immediately should you come across such people.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

19-year-old awaiting Guinness World Records recognition for football-balancing feats

Wednesday March 24, 2010

LOW Yee Ming succeeded in his attempts to set records for the fastest 100m and fastest one mile (1.6km) while balancing a football on his head, and is on his way to setting two Guinness World Records for his feats.

The 19-year-old achieved the one-mile feat with a time of 8:35, while the 100m feat was clocked at 23.20.

Low completed his feats at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council running track on Saturday, with best friend Areef Ruslan and his father Sam Low guiding him in the one-mile and 100m challenges respectively.

Last year, Low made it into the Guinness World Records (GWR) and Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for reaching the greatest distance balancing a football on his head by chalking up 11.129km in 2’38:47.

Describing his accomplishments as a great feeling, Low said he felt blessed to be able to make Malaysia proud.

“Most importantly, I managed to fulfil these personal achievements and hopefully inspire other people to fulfil their dreams,” he said.

Record-breaking acts: Low thrilled after completing the fastest 100m and fastest one-mile while balancing a football on his head challenges.

“It was more difficult to train for today’s feats than for last year’s. My biggest challenges this time were to maintain my fitness level for the one-mile event, and ensuring that I stuck within the lane for the 100m one.

“The latter event was particularly difficult because I kept going off-track when I started training for it. We started practising with 50m, then increased the distance over time.”

Low said he took a year off after a two- year stint at Newcastle under Lyme College’s football academy to train for his challenges, and would be embarking on a Business Management and Marketing degree course at Derby University in Britain this September.

He spent more than two months training for the two challenges, and increased the intensity to four hours per day during the past month.

On what he planned to do next, Low said he might want to better his time by completing the “Fastest 100m Balancing a Football on the Head” under 20 seconds.

In terms of having a football-related career, Low said he was keeping his options open.

An ecstatic Sam Low, 51, said he was happy and proud of his son’s achievements, which he hoped would inspire the entire nation.

The businessman also acknowledged the support of family members and those from the local community who attended the event.

“Our family has been giving Yee Ming our full support since he approached us with his proposal for the first challenge last year,” Sam said.

“After he brought up the idea for today’s two challenges a few months back, I took time off work in Africa to train for three weeks with my son.”

With his accomplishments, the proud father said, Yee Ming would be able to achieve anything else, provided he put in a lot of practice, dedication and discipline.

Areef, 19, said his friendship with Low was more a brotherhood as they had known each other since their Year One days at SJK (C) Lick Hung in Subang Jaya, and had a shared passion for football.

“For the past few weeks, I spent two hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to train with him,” said the Business Marketing student from Tunku Abdul Rahman College.

“His initial goal for the one-mile challenge was to get below 10 minutes, but he surpassed that today.”

Areef said Low’s achievements would inspire him and other people to do better in life, and believe that anything was possible.

A representative of the MBR was present to acknowledge Low’s achievement of the “Fastest 100m Balancing a Football on the Head”.

“If he succeeds in getting the GWR endorsement, Low will also be the first Malaysian to set two world records on the same day,” MBR research journalist Azrene Manap said, adding that it would take about three months for Low to submit his applications and get the GWR’s recognition.

Olympic Council of Malaysia secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi and Asian Basketball Federation secretary general Datuk Yeoh Choo Hock were present to witness the feats, while four officials from the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association served as timekeepers.


The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Annual General Meeting 2010

Dear Residents,

Our second AGM was held at 10:00am on Saturday, 20 March 2010 at MPSJ. It was officiated by our councillor for zone 3, Mr. Rajiv.

Attendance was very poor as most of the members did not show up for the meeting. Fortunately, the quorom was just enough for the meeting to proceed without further delay.

Question is, aren't the residents interested to know how the money was spent? Or maybe what program the Committee organised for the year? Or perhaps, give some suggestions or ideas on how to improve further some of our plans? Or maybe you are so satisfied with the performance of the Committee that there was never a need for such meetings?

Nevertheless, we have an obligation to hold such meetings as we are a registered Association and hence are governed by the constitution. We sincerely hope that more residents/members will come for the next AGM.

Below are some pictures taken on that day for your viewing.

Thank you.

The Committee
11 Trees @ USJ


Monday, March 8, 2010


Dear Residents,

These are the kind of inconsiderate residents that we are talking about! Selfish people who only think of themselves.

Taking their rubbish and dumping it in front of other people's house without even blinking an eye. We want to expose these culprits. Take a look at these pictures which were taken on August 30, 2009 around 2 pm, in front of 11/3H:

"Amah, quick help me carry lah and throw it on the grass!"

"Hurry up lah - someone could be watching lah!"

These pair of inconsiderate people (probably siblings or mother/son combination) were in a Proton Waja - WJJ XXXX (next time, we will not be so discrete).

If you know them, tell them they are being watched. And if that does not work, we will collect some of these rubbish and dump them in front of their house! That might send a strong message to them!

The Editor
11 Trees @ USJ

Notis Mesyuarat Agong Tahunan (AGM) 2010

Kepada ahli-ahli Penduduk-penduduk USJ 11/3 yang dihormati sekalian,

Y. Bhg Tan Sri/Puan Sri/Dato/Datin/Tuan/Puan/Saudara dan saudari sekalian dijemput ke mesyuarat agong tahunan 2010 untuk Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Jemputan ahli-ahli tertakluk kepada syarat-syarat berikut:

1. Kepada ahli yang telah menjelaskan yuran bulanan sehingga bulan March 2010.
2. Bayaran bulanan boleh di buat semasa pendaftaran.

Tarikh: 20 Mar 2010
Masa: 9:30 Pagi
Tempat: Auditorium MPSJ


09:30 Pagi
- Pendaftaran
10:00 Pagi
- Ucapan Alu-aluan
- Encik Ng Peng Hin
- Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3

- Ucapan Perasmian
- Encik Rajiv
- Kaunselor Zon 3
- Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya

10:30 Pagi
- Jamuan Ringan
11:00 Pagi
- Mesyuarat Agong 2010


1. Membentang dan mengesahkan Peringatan Mesyuarat Tahunan 2009
2. Membentang dan menerima:
- Laporan Tahunan 2009/2010
- Penyata Kewangan Berakhir pada 31/12/2009
3. Membahas Usul
4. Perkara Berbangkit
5. Ucapan Penangguhan

Sebarang usul (seperti Peruntukan Fasal 8.10) yang hendak dibahas hendaklah disampaikan kepada setiausaha secara bertulis pada atau sebelum 13 March 2010.

Harap maklum.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Encik Bakri Bin Sawir
Persatuan Penduduk USJ 11/3
Subang Jaya

Thursday, March 4, 2010

'Guarded communities' to get ministry guidelines

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The housing and local government ministry is taking a guarded stance on the ‘guarded community’ housing estate concept.

As guarded community housing estates have been mushrooming, of late, the ministry intends to come out with guidelines on the concept.

Minister, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said currently, guarded community housing estates did not have proper guidelines, resulting in state governments and local councils coming up with their very own by-laws which differed from one locality to another.

He said, most of the “guarded community thing” was spearheaded by a group of house-owners on their own accord.

“Of course, we have to come up with some guidelines due to some legal issues which have cropped up,” he told Bernama here today.

The ‘guarded community’ concept is not something new altogether, in the country.

It is where a group of residents of a housing estate take it upon themselves to employ security guards and fence their housing area in the name of crime prevention.

However, some residents associations have taken the law into their own hands by fencing-off certain areas and closing roads, according to their whims and fancies, and in some cases, without even consulting other residents in the housing estate.

While such action is deemed as a measure to stub out any illegal activities in the housing estate, it has run into some legal entanglement as the move went against the Road, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

The Act states that there should be no obstruction to any public road. The same ruling applies under Section 62 and 136 of the National Land Code 1965 and Section 80 of the Road Transportation Act 1987.

The law also states that it is unlawful to privately attempt to restrict or regulate public spaces without the approval of the relevant authority, and attempt to close, barricade or restrict the access of a public road, drain or space.

The act of fencing a housing estate according to one’s whims and fancies would also contravene sections 46 (1) of Street Drainage and Building Act 1974, section 80 of the Road Transport Act 1987 and section(s) 62 and 136 of the National Land Code 1965.

In addition to this, provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 may also be violated where guard houses are built on public land or road shoulders.

Section 46 (1) of the Street Drainage and Building Act also prohibits a person to build, erect, maintain or issue permit to maintain any wall or fencing in an public place. It is also an offence for a person to cover over or obstruct any open drain or aqueduct along sides of the streets without consent of the local council.

However, Kong said, based on some safety issues highlighted by residents, state governments such as Selangor, through the state housing and property board, had drawn up a set of guidelines dubbed the Fenced and Guarded Community Scheme.

“There is no problem with private security patrolling public roads in a housing scheme under the employment of the residents associations or RAs but the local authority and the police should be consulted first,” said the minister.

Kong said, some guidelines issued by local governments for guarded communities included the setting up of a guardhouse and employment of private security based on the consent of residents in the area.

For example, some local authorities allow guardhouses to be built as long as the application is made through the RAs, with the consent of at least 85 per cent of the residents.

Apart from that, the RAs must also agree that the guardhouse does not have a barrier and the location does not obstruct traffic, meaning it must only be located at the road shoulder.

However, Kong said some local authorities allowed for some form of limited barriers, so long as it was backed by an overwhelming support of the local residents and it did not deny access nor obstruct traffic.

“For gated communities, it is not much of an issue as they already have a legal management body being set up under the strata title as most of the apartments and condominiums fall under this community.

“However, for the guarded community, it is different as you cannot term them as gated community,” he said. — Bernama

Lights out at Dineout

Dear Residents,

The inevitable has happened - finally. Giblet has moved out from our area and so lights are now out at Dineout. The good thing is we will not miss him nor the place. Now how can we when we did not patronise his place in the first place?

The sad part in this whole episode is that there will be no more stories for you on Giblet anymore. Ah well, you win some - you lose some, I guess!

Hope we get a friendlier neighbour. Smile everyone! :)

The Editor
11 Trees @ USJ

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hari Sihat 2010

Hari Sihat 2010, jointly organised and sponsored by The Subang Jaya Assembly of God and The Summit Subang USJ, will be held next Saturday.

Besides a blood donation drive, there will be health talks, physical/medical check ups and exhibitions.

The event will be officially launched by YB Hannah Yeoh, State Assemblyman Subang Jaya.

Venue : The Summit Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ1
Date : Saturday, 6th March 2010
Time : 10:00AM to 5:00PM