PJS 6 Residents’ Problem Solved by PKNS


SHAH ALAM, 21 Oct: The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has already directed the contractor responsible to take action and clear up the heap of trash at the Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) 6 apartment area.

PKNS Public Relations Managed, Ishak Hashim said that the trash pile that occurred in the area is caused by dumping of trash by outsiders because the apartment is near a site for the night market and food stalls.

TVSelangor found that a small hut reserved for solid waste disposal in the area failed to be properly managed and domestic waste such as household goods and vehicle frames are dumped there.

The problem caused discomfort to the residents and led to the breeding of rats which can threaten the health of the local residents.

“We have received the complaint and appropriate action will be taken to address the problem faced by the residents in the area,” he said in a press statement.


Meanwhile, Ishak said that reparation works to the wastewater channel that overflowed in Block 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the PKNS Apartments in PJS 8/14, Bandar Sunway, will also be done immediately.

He said PKNS and Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) will work together to ensure that the issue is resolved as soon as possible despite IWK previously claiming that the broken sewage pipe in the PKNS apartment happened when the maintenance was handed over to the sewerage company.

“PKNS has appointed a technical consultant to identify the real cause of the sewage overflow. Robotic camera methods will be used to examine whether the condition of the sewage pipe is broken or otherwise,” he said.

He added that the full report of the investigation will be used to repair the pump causing the sewage overflow so that residents in the apartment no longer have to deal with the problem.

Central Government Ignores BERSIH 3.0 in UN Report


SHAH ALAM, 19 Oct: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) is disappointed with the Central Government for denying an attack on the public and members of the media during the assembly in its report on fundamental rights to the United Nations (UN) recently.

Bersih steering committee member, Maria Chin Abdullah said the Central Government should be brave enough to admit their wrongs and be responsible for the violence against civilians in addition to working to improve human rights.

She also described the Central Government’s presentation of the report as ‘simple’ and empty because it did not touch on the issue of human rights comprehensively.

“We are disappointed because violence did happen during the assembly when the police beat up journalists and civilians who were peacefully assembling.

“If they want to send a report, the Government must take responsibility and admit if mistakes were made. We are disappointed because the Government promised many things but failed to carry them out,” she said when contacted by TVSelangor.

Maria said that she is disappointed because the Government did not mention the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) inquiry into the violence that took place during the Bersih rally in its report.

She said the Government has always ignored suggestions or recommendations by Suhakam on this matter and considers it as something negative.

“The Government should examine Suhakam’s report and try to fix weaknesses raised about human rights because this independent body was set up in Parliament,” she added.

In its 21-page report submitted to the UN in July, ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Malaysia in Geneva this Saturday, the government presented a rather clean image about the country’s human rights issues.

Despite mentioning the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) inquiry into the violence that took place during Bersih, the government left out Suhakam’s findings and also the background behind the inquiry.

Malaysia will face peer nations in front of the HRC on 24 October, under the UPR that takes place once every four-and-a-half years.

MBPJ Ez-Pay Counter Opens in Six Areas


PETALING JAYA, 19 Oct: The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will open mobile ez-pay counters in October 2013.

This is an effort and a move by the council to reduce congestion at the counter at the headquarters, especially during peak hours.

In addition, it is hoped that the ez-pay mobile counters would encourage and facilitate the public to use the mobile counter that is close to where they live.

MBPJ Implements Time-Limit Parking System


SHAH ALAM, 19 Oct: The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) approved the implementation of a time-limit parking system on a three-month trial basis at Dataran Sunway City Centre in PJU 5, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

The MBPJ Media Secretariat said the two-hour time limit set began on 15 October and will carry on till 14 January 2014.

The statement said that the system is being implemented to reduce traffic congestion in the city centre due to vehicles double parking.

“It aims to encourage motorists who park for long periods to use the parking facilities at the Parking Complex available,” the statement said.

It also said that motorists who park for short periods of less than two hours are recommended on street parking.

The parking facilities available at Dataran Sunway City Centre as follows:-


Members of the public are asked to fully cooperate and comply with the set time limit.

Failure to comply with this time limit will result in vehicles being clamped and MBPJ will take action by towing cars parked outside the box.

Views from the public about the implementation of the time-limit parking system can be channelled directly to the following e-mail address:- [email protected] or contact the Engineering Department of MBPJ at 013-79584221.

PWD Continue to be Assisted in Selangor’s 2014 Budget


SHAH ALAM, 19 Oct: The Selangor State Government will implement the People With Disabilities (PWD) Special Assistance Scheme as an incentive to this group to be able to independently raise their living standards.

The Executive Councillor in charge of Women’s Affairs, Rodziah Ismail said the implementation of this scheme will be presented in the 2014 Budget in November which provides for various programmes benefiting PWD in the long run.

Rodziah said this scheme aims to provide equal opportunities to all parties in hopes that the group will achieve success together.

“PWD will be given a clear direction for their future shortly after graduating by taking up, for example, the Urban Micro Credit Scheme (MiMBAR) which has successfully produced entrepreneurs with small loans.

“I want PWD to emulate the success through their own effort,” she said after visiting the Ramah Daily Care and Rehabilitation Centre here in Section 10.

During the visit, Rodziah spent time mingling with 20 special children and presented contributions in the form of toys for learning from the State Government.

In other developments, Rodziah who is also the Assemblywoman for Batu Tiga said she will discuss with local authorities to provide a more comfortable area for the convenience of PWD children at the care centre.

She said halls, buildings or state government quarters which are unused will be considered as a new location for the care centre.

“The Council hopes that any unused halls may be proposed to replace the existing care centre.

“We will also discuss for any unused government buildings to be given to those who need it,” she said.

Global Ikhwan Apologises, Declares to Obey Fatwa Council


RAWANG, 16 Oct: 45 years after the establishment of the Al-Arqam movement, the splinter company of the teachings, Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd (GISB) today acknowledged that the teachings of Aurad Muhamadiah practiced by the group had previously deviated from true Islamic teachings.

According to the Executive Chairman of GISB, Hatijah Aam, she began to realise the offences after praying in front of that Kaaba to ask for a sign and had several meetings with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).

“So today, is the first day of the Tasyrik for the Raya Haji 1434 Hijrah, similar to the 16 the of October 2013, I, Hatijah Binti Aam, declare in front of the Director of JAIS that GISB receive the fatwa verdict wholeheartedly.

“We will abide by the fatwa and return to the Government of Malaysia, particularly the Department of Islamic Development, Malaysia (Jakim), JAIS, and the Fatwa Council,” said the wide of the founder of Al-Aqram in Malaysia, Ashaari Muhammad, at a ceremony where Materials prohibited by the fatwa were disposed at the Bandar Country Homes this morning.

Therefore, she, on behalf of the group, apologises to the authorities, especially JAIS, the Fatwa Council, Jakim and all Islam believers in this country.

According to Hajijah’s confession, the Director of JAIS, Datuk Marzuki Hussin, the Chief Assistant Director of JAIS, Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad, and about 200 employees of GISB, where its majority are followers of Al-Aqram were present.

“If there are any employees in GISB who disobeys this matter, we declare here that they are no longer employees of GISB Holdings, either in Malaysia or abroad,” said Hajijah.

Meanwhile, Marzuki, when inaugurating the event, said that Hajijah’s confession is an honest and sincere confession.

“Although at the same many others out there consider this to be a mere act, we at JAIS are very confident with the honesty and sincerity (of the confession), and I have been convinced by several of my officers,” said Marzuki.

At the event, Marzuki also symbolically disposed over 20 titles of printed materials prohibited by Fatwa by burning books, magazines and Al-Arquam brochures.

The books included; Thoughts of Ustaz Ashaari Muhammad Series 2, Most Miraculous Leasers in His Time, Letters to the Prime Minister (answers to allegations), Aurad Muhamadiah – the Darul Arqam belief and so on.

Previously, Hajijah who has already been living in Jeddah for three years, was detained 45 days by the Saudi authorities on the offence of committing an act of heresy (practicing a misguided form of Islam) and for staying in the country past her visa period.

He was sent back to this country on 13 May 2013 and underwent a questioning process by Jais authorities.

Marzuki said in a press statement at the same event that the complete investigation papers by Jais had already been sent to the Shariah Court for prosecution.

Eid Al-Adha Celebrated in Gratitude in Selangor


SHAH ALAM, 15 Oct: The good weather, despite rain in the early morning, was used to its fullest by Muslims in this state to celebrate the Eid al-Adha in gratitude.

Over 5,000 Muslims, together with the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, performed the Eid al-Adha prayers at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam at about 8.30 this morning.


Upon arrival, the Sultan was welcomed by the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and his wife, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, the State Secretary, Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi and Selangor Executive Councillors including Sallehin Mukhyi and Dr Daroyah Alwi, as well as other state dignitaries.

Soon after the prayers and a Eid al-Adha sermon, the Sultan and Abdul Khalid spent time mingling and shaking hands with the people there.

A total of 39 cows, including two donated by the Sultan, were sacrifices in this mosque and was then distributed to all eligible recipients (asnaf) around Shah Alam.

Meanwhile, the State Government donated 753 cows worth RM2.25 million to be distributed in each district, mosque and Assemblymen throughout the state.

The ‘Allah’ Word: Not an Excuse to Create Religious Tension


SHAH ALAM, 14 Oct: The decision of the court of Appeal to prevent Catholic churches from using the word ‘Allah’ in their Malay-Language weekly, The Herald, is not an excuse for any party to create religious tension, hostility and hatred.

PKR Information Chief, Dr Muhammad Nur Manuty said tensions that have arose due to the use of the word ‘Allah’ which is racist and extreme should be stopped immediately so that the tension will not grow.

He said that there should be more frequent meetings between religious leaders, politicians and non-governmental organisations to enhance tolerance and mutual respect between the different religions in this country.

“Prior to this, not many meetings had taken place to alleviate mistrust between each other.

“If more meetings are held, this tension can certainly be reduced,” said Dr Manuty when contacted by TVSelangor.

Dr Manuty said inter-religious dialogues should be increased in aims to improve the space of tolerance allowed to better understand each other.

Member of Parliament for Parit Buntar, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the court’s decision should not affect the good relations between religions in the country.

“When the court has decided, all parties should respect the decision.

“This is not a reason for relations between religions to become tense,” said Dr Mujahid when contacted by TVSelangor.

Dr Mujahid said when a meeting between religious leaders is held, it can avoid racist and religious prejudiced parties taking advantage of the situation to create religious conflict.

“The effect of the court’s decision will hopefully continue discussions and reinforce our determination for a peaceful atmosphere to increase dialogues and so on,” Dr Mujahid said.

CM’s Reply to Anwar: Selangor’s Fund Management Strategy is Different from Penang’s


KLANG, 13 Oct: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim welcomes the views of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the management of State Government funds under his administration.

In fact, Abdul Khalid said criticism is a healthy practice which is cultivated by the Pakatan Rakyat leadership.

“That is normal, we (Pakatan Rakyat) always encourage discussion and the celebration of opinion,” he said.

Yesterday, while speaking on the open stage at a forum regarding the Auditor General’s 2012 Report in Petaling Jaya, Anwar said that Abdul Khalid had failed to make good on the state’s revenue and instead was proud to have surplus funds was a normal criticism.

Instead, Anwar likes the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng’s way, and examples of PR leaders who successfully managed a balanced budget.

Replying to Anwar’s view, Abdul Khalid said the process of accumulating surplus funds by the state government was something difficult to achieve and a careful strategy was necessary to expend the money.

“What sets it apart is the fund management strategy (between Selangor and Penang). I think that it is very difficult to raise funds compared to spending funds,”

“In Selangor, the spending of funds is done meticulously so that the people know where their money is being spent,” he explained to TVSelangor after handing over cows for the Aidiladha sacrifice at Masjid Kampung Pendamar, Klang.

PKR Urges to Establish IPCMC to Tackle the ‘Shoot First’ Issue


SHAH ALAM, 13 Oct: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) should create an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to tackle the ‘shoot first’ issue effectively, stressed PKR Vice President, Azmin Ali.

Azmin said he was referring to the challenge issued by IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to Member of Parliament for Padang Serai, N.Surendran, to ‘accompany’ the police and experience first-hand a possible shootout with criminals.

“Instead of issuing the challenge, the IGP should address the problems of the people by (acting upon) the shocking statement made by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over a week ago,” said Azmin in a media statement.

Prior to this, Ahmad Zahid in a safety briefing to community leaders in Ayer Keroh, suggested the ‘shoot first’ policy to the police in dealing with suspected triad members.

PKR Vice President, Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the IGP should focus on improving police weakness by seeking a meeting with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders to address the issue.

Nurul Izzah said the IGP’s offer to N.Surendran to join in the operation is a violation of universal principles.

“Surendran, like every single Malaysian, has every right to request for the highest level of professionalism from the police and to be protected without bias, without the fear of threats and requests for an indemnity.

“No members of Parliament should entertain this police display of bias, uncouth and threatening behaviour, lest we all fall into a downward spiral of irresponsible conduct. I, myself, will not condone any of my colleagues pursuing such risky endeavours,” said Nurul Izzah in a statement.

MOHA Neglects MyKad Application of a Senior Citizen Despite Support from NRD


KUALA KUBU BHARU, 10 Oct: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) has been asked to approve the application of a senior citizen to receive citizenship with the blue MyKad because she has allegedly met all the requirements for qualification.

Assemblywoman for Kuala Kubu Bharu, Lee Kee Hiong said the Hulu Selangor National Registration Department (NRD) also supports Hong Lee Lon’s application.

She said that the 75-year-old woman, who is also the mother of 12 children and has 20 grandchildren, has applied for the MyKad three times but was rejected by the MOHA without reason.

“Officers of the Hulu Selangor NRG also pity her. They know her. They said they support her and her application has been sent to the Putrajaya MOHA to be processed.

“Thus, I will take Lee Lon to the Putrajaya MOHA with hopes to accelerate her application,” she said in a press conference here yesterday.

Kee Hiong said, the last time Lee Lon applied was on 7 March and hoped that the process this time will be carried out quickly.

“When asked how long the process would be, it was informed that it would take between one to two years. There is no need for it to be so long. Now is the era of information technology. We hope that before the 2014 Chinese New Year she would receive the blue MyKad,” she said.

It is understood that Lee Lon, who was born in Perak and has been living here since decades ago, only has the permanent residence status and has the red MyKad.

Her eldest child, Chan Yaw Pun, 57, also hopes that her mother’s application for the citizenship status with the blue MyKad will be met this time.

PR Assemblymen: Acknowledgement of Opposition Inseminates Democracy


SHAH ALAM, 10 Oct: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Assemblymen welcome the acknowledgement of the Selangor Opposition Leader’s role through a special enactment which will be tabled later.

The decision of the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, is deemed as a very positive change for political development and the democratic system in Selangor.

“In developed countries, the Opposition Leader is highly appreciated for their role. Therefore, Selangor wants to make the first move by giving this acknowledgement so that we can educate the public to better understand real democracy,” said the Assemblyman for Sri Muda, Shuhaimi Shafei.

Meanwhile, the Assemblywoman for Kuala Kubu Baharu, Lee Kee Hiong, also praised and said that the ruling party should show fairness and equality to all legally elected representatives.

She hopes that the Central Government and State Governments under Umno-BN’s administration will emulate this maturity and stop marginalising the opposition.

“I welcome the efforts of Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid, who recognises every representative of the people, be it from Pakatan or Umno-BN, in the state administration. It should be emulated by other states,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Assemblyman for Paya Jaras, Khairuddin Othman, hopes with this initiative, the Opposition Leader would carry out his trust effectively.

“I hope that the Opposition Leader would be more proactive in sparking ideas to develop Selangor together. We need the opposition to balance the role of the rulers in the Selangor State Assembly (DNS),” he stressed.

For the Assemblyman of Sekinchan, Ng Suee Lim, this step makes Selangor a role model in strengthening the DNS and making the democratic system healthier.

“It looks like my recommendation in the recent opening of the DUN has been finally realised. As an Assemblyman, I welcome the State Government’s move for being able to make this reform. It is in line with the role of the DNS which is admired and respected,” he said.