MBSA Asked to Immediately Solve the Problems of Pangsapuri Indah Ria Residents

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SUBANG JAYA, June 16: Shah Alam City Council (MBS) have been asked to discuss with developers involved to solve the problem of cracks at Pangsapuri Indah Ria at Section 22 Shah Alam.

According to the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, MBSA is studying the problem and will hold discussions till the problem involving 1,000 residents is solved as soon as possible.

He said that if the problem plaguing the apartment residents fails to be resolved, MBSA will ask to make repairs in advance.

He said that if the talks do not bear fruit, the State Government will instruct MBSA to advance the damage reparation works for the apartment.

“MBSA has already shed light on the matter to the State Government the other regarding this matter and we understand that there have been disagreements between developers and residents of the apartment at the time.

“We ask MBSA to hold discussions with the developer and the residents where if the matter is not resolved, we will instruct the Council to precede the reparation works and demand payment from the developer.

“If the developer refuses, we will take this case to court,” he stressed.

Residents of the said apartment had previously expressed concern and sought cooperation from the State Government to help solve the problem concerning their land which they believe if affecting the residential structure which they are occupying since a year ago.

The Chairman of the Joint Management Body (JMB) of the apartment, Ariffuniza Koraini said that they have expressed the matter several times to MBSA but to date, no action has been taken.

The residents who submitted a memorandum to Abdul Khalid previously claimed that since May last year, to effective solution has been taken, that fingers have been pointed and that responsibility has not been taken.

3C Complex Branding For People from All Walks of Life

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SUBANG JAYA, June 16: In accordance with the needs and desires of the residents around Subang Jaya, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) took the initiative to expand the functions of the 3C complex into a human capital development centre for people from all walks of life.

The 3C complex which was formerly known as the ‘Children Creativity Centre’ was previously reserved for children but has now been re-branded into the ‘Children & Community Creativity Centre’ where it is open to all ages, including adults, senior citizens and teenagers as well as children with special needs.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the complex does not only encourage the public to take advantage of all facilities available, but it also serves as a platform to produce talent in the community.

According to him, all programmes carried out are appropriate to the target group and are led by instructors with the qualification and expertise.

“The idea of using these five acres of land (complex construction) is based on the creativity of MPSJ with the target of making this place a community focus.

“The reason is to make this a centre to enliven the creativity of the community, especially young children, from childhood into adulthood.

“We are developing Subang Jaya as a futuristic municipality so that it will build the strength of the community here,” he said after the Opening Ceremony and the Branding of the 3C Complex here at Jalan PJS11/2 yesterday.

Also present was the Welfare and Women’s Affairs Exco, Rodziah Ismail and the MPSJ President, Datuk Asmawi Kasbi.

Through the re-branding of this complex, it will divided into four main components; child development, community development, synergistic partner as well as rental and facilities.

Among the activities offered are ballet classes, chess and science workshops (for children), batik printing and culinary classes (for the youth), bead embroidery classes (for women) and sewing and cooking classes (for single mothers).

Family of the Late Dharmendran Overwhelmed When Visited by Abdul Khalid

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BANDAR TUN RAZAK, 16 June: Bandar Tun Razak member of Parliament, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid spent time visiting the family of the late N. Dharmendran who died while in police custody last month.

Abdul Khalid’s presence was welcomed by the deceased’s wife, Marry Maria Susay and family at their residence at PPR Taman Mulia.

When he was met after the visit, he expressed sadness over what happened and hopes that the case would receive proper defense.

According to Abdul Khalid, what is important is that defense for the future of his children and family should be given priority.

“The one thing I see and is important is the future of (Dharmendran’s) children and family. The second is their placement because they stay here under the courtesy of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) as they are renting this place.

“They must receive income in order to continue living here,” said Abdul Khalid who is also the Chief Minister of Selangor.

Meanwhile, Marry Maria who was met was overwhelmed by Tan Sri Abdul Khalid’s willingness to visit her family as they are still shocked by what had happened.

According to him, her family and her way of life changed after Dharmenran’s death as he shouldered the family’s responsibilities, especially in their expenses.

“My husband took care of everything. Now that he is gone, it is a little difficult.

“He (Dharmendran) never troubled me. Little by little we need to change our way of life,” she said.

Marry added that she is considering finding a job to cover their monthly expenses in addition to having to pay the house rent of RM124.

Currently, her expenses are being assisted by family members.

It was reported that Dharmendran was arrested by the police after making a police report following a fight which involved him on 11 May.

His wife and parents only knew about the arrest on MAy 19 and visited Dharmendran while he was in police custody.

He should have been released on bail on 21 May but Marry Maria Susay (wife) received a call stating that Dharmendran had already died.

Prepare Alternative Placement for Residents of Kampung Desa Pengasih

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SUBANG JAYA, June 16: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim informed that the Selangor District and Land Officer has submitted a proposal to resolve the issue of the residents of Kampung Desa Pengasih who were ordered to leave their placement last May.

According to Abdul Khalid, among the contents of the proposal is to provide alternative placement for the affected residents in the near future.

“The District Officer did not allow the demolition to take place and there have been discussions between residents and the developer so that this problem can be solved,” he said in a press conference here after officiating the Opening Ceremony and Branding of the 3C Complex yesterday evening.

It was reported that the villagers began to receive notices of a court order asking them to vacate the area in 2012, and the company began to file initial summons against the residents on 14 May 2013 through the Shah Alam High Court.

The notice stated that all affected residents need to vacate the area no later than 28 May.

However, residents appealed to postpone the evacuation by pleading for kindness from the involved parties to provide a placement for them as well as to claim for compensation for crops cultivated over the years.

The residents also claimed to have not received the compensation of RM7,500 by a Federal Government Linked Company (GLC) as promised from the land their homes are on.

It is understood that the land area of 217.5794 hectares was requested by the residents when Selangor was under BN and former Chief Minister, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib on 8 September 1992.

However, the residents’ application status was unknown until 2004, when the land was requested by the GLC.

The application was then approved by Dr Mohd Khir, for the purpose of building a university. However, the development of the university had not been pursued.

Residents Demands Prasarana to Present a Pedestrian Walkway Plan in the Sunway Line BRT Project

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SUBANG JAYA, June 15: The Sunway Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) developer, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) should immediately present a pedestrian walkway plan for the residents in PJS 7 and PJS 9.

Subang Jaya Assemblywoman, Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan said that the people involved have waited since last year to see the proposed plan for the pedestrian walkway because they are concerned about the safety aspect.

She said that on 24 November last year, Prasarana held a dialogue with the residents and promised to provide a pedestrian walkway plan to the residents to make the necessary assessment.

“Prasarana promised to give the people a route plan to be evaluated whether it is appropriate or not but to this day, the proposal has yet to be presented to the residents in PJS 9,” she said.

According to Hannah, the residents in PJS 9 are against the proposed route for fear that the route will pass through the back of their housing area.

“I urge Prasarana to immediately present the plan to the residents, whether they want to build a tunnel or otherwise, we do not know because the plan has not been presented yet,” she added.

However, the residents of PJS 7 expressed consent on the proposed pedestrian walkway.

In the meantime, the BRT is a complete rapid transit system which combines other public transportation such as the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Malayan Railway Commuters.

The project will commence in the second quarter of 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2015.

Hannah was met after a gotong-royong programme with the residents of USJ6, Subang Jaya, organised by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and the Section 17 Fire Brigade, Subang Jaya.

CM: Strengthen Islamic Knowledge, Avoid Misguided Faith

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SUBANG, 15 June: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim advised the people of Selangor to strengthen and increase knowledge on Islam to avoid misguided faith.

According to him, the advice was thrown because so far, there are 27 deviant teachings that have been pronounced to have deviated from true Islamic teachings.

“I was told by the Research and Development Division of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department that such teachings which are carried and practiced by individuals or certain groups and thus some Muslims believe it and soon become followers,” he said at the opening speech of the state level Islamic Affairs Premier Forum at the Nurur Rahmah Surau in Kampung Melayu Subang.

Abdul Khalid explained that the reason some Muslims who deviate from Islamic teachings stems from them not having the knowledge or understanding of the teachings in the real sense.

“This may be due to when they were children, they did not receive education and instruction in the field of Islam due to negligence or ignorance of their own parents.

“This phenomenon is actually more prevalent among the Muslim society in our country. According to a randomised study, there are more than 60 percent of adults who do not perform the obligatory prayers, and do not even know how to read and write in Jawi,” he said.

He added that a variety of ways can be done in efforts to find mentors, among them is to listen to talks from religious teachers or speakers who are given teaching credentials from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).

“The State Government, through the Standing Committee for Education and Human Capital Development, since 2009, has already and are continuing to create individuals of the state who are balanced physically and spiritually through the Spies programme.

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“At the same time, we will also strive to ensure that the people of all levels and backgrounds can live a good life according to what is dictated by the religion and culture,” he said.

In this regard, he said, the State Government always pays serious attention to the aspect of the development of Islam.

“Among the things emphasised is the call to nurture and strengthen Muslim unity regardless of origin,” he said.

About 1,000 attendees were present at the forum entitled ‘One Heart, Two Souls, Where are We?.

Among the invited panellists was Ustaz Haslin Baharim or better known as Ustaz Bollywood and Dr Roslan Mohamad.

Also present was the Exco for Islamic Affairs, Agricultural Modernisation and Rural Development, Salehan Mukhyi and the Deputy Director of JAIS, Zaki Arshad.

‘Extra’ Massage Parlours Raided by MPS

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RAWANG, June 12: Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) raided three business premises that did not have licence to operate in this city which are believed to offer “extra” massage services by women apart from reflexology massage treatments.

During the raid on one of the ‘reflexology centre’ outlets, MPS authorities detected a woman, who is believed to be a foreign national, on the premises.

MPS Assistant Enforcement Officer, C Paramasivam said that the operation was carried out after obtaining information from the public and when they had identified the target.

According to him, the operation involved 63 MPS enforcement officers.

“All three premises were identified to not possess business licences issued by MPS. All charges were made under Section 3 of the MPS Beauty Centre Laws 2007.

“The fine imposed on the parties involved is RM1,000,” he told the media after the operations.

Paramasivam explained that among the items seized are chairs, tables, mattresses and reflexology chairs.

He said that the three premises were raided by MPS and are prohibited from conducting business after this.

The operations, he said, are on-going every month to combat such businesses.

It is understood that those conducting the businesses were renting the premises from the owner of the buildings.

MPK Asks the Public to be Attentive of Handicapped Parking

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KLANG, 6 June: The Klang Municipal Council (MKP) asks the public to be attentive of parking space reserved for People With Disabilities (PWD).

The Acting President of MPK, Ehsan Mukri said that that the towing system which has been practiced since two years ago is to teach the public to park their vehicles at parking lots provided by the Local Authorities (PBT).

“The public do not park their cars the right way. The purpose of the car towing system is to educate the public.

“In terms of statistics, this year alone, we have acted on offences at 11 PWD parking spaces and the number of civilians who obstructed traffic flow is 776,” he said in a press conference here today.

In today’s operations, MPK towed a vehicle parked at a PWD parking lot at Bandar Baru Klang.

For the offence, MPK imposed a fine of RM300.

Additionally, Ehsan informed that they have built a multi-storey car park to overcome this problem. However, this parking space did not receive good response form the public.

“The issue is that the public do not want to use this car park. We were told that there are security issues, developers called and they have provided security.

“This multi-storey car park is not only unsuccessful in Klang but for other Local Authorities. Our task is to educate so that the system is implemented,” he added.

He explained that MPK will continue to work to increase the number of parking spaces in Klang, including working with developers for the purpose.

Apart from Bandar Baru Klang, several areas such as Klang Selatan and Jalan Tengku Kelana are also involved.

Yunus to Meet With Ministry of Youth and Sports

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SHAH ALAM, JUNE 6th – The Selangor State Government will soon be meeting with the Youth and Sports Ministry to cooperate and direct the development of sports within the state.

Youth and Sports Exco, Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi said that during his previous term, his team had faced several situasions in regards to youth and sports where they had been marginalized by the central government.

Yunus expressed his hoped to work with the newly appointed Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin as the latter has adopted an open mind in dealing with youths and this may allow a smoother process.
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“We have planned for a meeting where it is hoped that funds from the central government to the state government will not be suffer marginalization .”

According to Yunus, the official meeting will take place next week as the official documents have been posted and all that remains is a response from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Yunus’s statement was taken after the Selangor State Sports Award Ceremony 2012 at the Concorde Hotel Grand Ballroom.
Yunus also says that it is right for the central government to sideline the state from the development of sports as the state has produced some of the best athletes whjo have contributed to successes in the field of sports for the country.

“Funds from the central government should not be decided based on political borders if we are to develop sports in our country.”

For his second term, the Pakatan Rakyat administration has adopted the concept of ‘Sports for All’ to continue developing the role of sports within the state.

“We have emphasised on sporting activities of high prestige where the efforts of the state in generating good athletes will become an example to other states.”

“The state is ready to provide funds for the development and upgrading of facilities for sporting activities,” Yunus announced.

CM Confident that Saifuddin Can Help Implement the PR Manifesto in Selangor

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SHAH ALAM June 5: The appointment of Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail as the Political Liaison Officer in the Chief Minister’s Office is seen to be able to help the State Government in implementing the Pakatan Rakyat manifesto which was presented during the recent 13th General Election (GE-13).

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government has the power to appoint any individual who is qualified to help ensure the success of State Government efforts.

“There is no need to discuss (explain) what is being done by the State Government to find individuals who have the ability of implementing the manifesto which we presented in the GE-13,” he said in a press conference after chairing the Selangor Exco Meeting here at the State Government Office.

Abdul Khalid added that the State Government will hold a meeting with Saifuddin together with the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) next week to discuss efforts to increase rural development which will be spearheaded by the PKR Secretary General.

Saifuddin’s appointment was announced by the PKR De Facto Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the party’s 9th Congress in Petaling Jaya last month.

At the same time, he said, the issue of PAS and SAP demands for positions equivalent to Saifuddin’s will be discussed at the meeting.

226 Single Mother Throughout Malaysia Received the BSK Alimony Advance Assistance

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SHAH ALAM, 31 May: A total of 226 single mothers and women all over Malaysia have received the alimony advance from the Department of Shariah Judiciary Malaysia (JKSM) worth RM550,879 as of April this year.

From the total, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur registered the highest alimony advance payment with a total of RM285, 690 followed by Terengganu, RM78,590, and Selangor, RM64,250.

The alimony advance is a living assistance given to single mothers and wives abandoned by their respective husbands.

Meanwhile, their husbands have been ordered by court to pay the amount back to JKSM.

JKSM Shariah Court Judge, Datuk Seri Md Yusup Che Teh said that the amount of recoveries so far stands at RM47,800 representing 51 payers at a percentage of 8.7.

“Each department at BSK will monitor the implementation of the alimony issued by the Shariah Court to ensure that former husbands pay the set amount to their ex-wives.

“As of April 2013, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest recoveries amounting to RM21,550

This was followed by Terengganu, RM11,950, and Penang, RM8,100,” he said in a press conference in conjunction with the BSK Transit and Presenting of Alimony Advance Launching Ceremony at the Sultan Idris Shah Shariah Court here this morning.

Also present were Department of Selangor Shariah Judiciary Syarie Chief Judge, Datuk Mukhyuiddin Ibrahim, Selangor Mufti, Datuk Setia Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid and the Chief Executive Officer for the Selangor Zakat Board, Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof.

He added that a total of 1,581 cases have been registered under the Enforcement and Execution Unit for the Family Support Section Division (SBSK) throughout Malaysia as of December 2012.

From the total, he said that 824 cases have been resolved through enforcement action undertaken by state SBSK with a total percentage of 55.11 percent.

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In the meantime, he also officiated the first BSK Transit services in Selangor which provides accommodation, transportation and free meals to anyone attending case proceedings at the Shariah High Court.

He explained that these services are provided to those who cannot afford it and are outside the Klang Valley, including court witnesses and those having cases at any tribunals.

“Until now, there are four BSK Transit housing units provided by JKSM at Jalan Duta Government Housing Quarters and housing areas in Precinct 9, Putrajaya.

“Selangor became the first state after JKSM successfully established the BSK Transit to help distressed parties to attend court proceedings at the Shariah Court,” he explained.

Water Industry Restructuring Begins Again

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KLANG, 30 May: Discussions on the Selangor water industry will begin again with the Federal Government in the nearest future with hopes that the restructuring of the service can be continued by the Selangor Government.

This is so that the acquisition process for the treatment and distribution of water in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from four private companies will be completed to ensure that consumers receive adequate, ongoing and affordable price for water supply.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the official letter regarding discussions has been sent on Monday to Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the new Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

The letter is a response of the State Government to Dr Maximus’s statement last week of wanting to meet and discuss with Selangor on the water services in Selangor.

Abdul Khalid hopes that the ministry will respond immediately so that a discussion can be held in the nearest future.

“Our priority is to improve the water supply services for the people of Selangor and the Klang Valley through the restructuring of the water services as required by the Water Services Industry Act or WSIA.

“I have sent official letters to Dr Maximus Ongkili to hold discussions to finalise this restructuring process.”

He said this at a press conference after the oath swearing for the State Government Executive Council here at the Alam Shah Palace today.

The water industry restructuring process was initiated by the State Government last year in an effort to takeover the supply, treatment and distribution operations from four private companies.

The State Government has offered RM9.65 billion to acquire the four companies and so far, they have responded positively to the offer.

Last week, Dr Maximus expressed desire to meet with Abdul Khalid in a proposal to restructure the water industry in Selangor so that an amicable conclusion will be reached.

Dr Maximus said that he hopes to sit with Abdul Khalid to explore parts where the Federal Government can cooperate with the State Government.