Saturday, August 29, 2009


Dear Residents

We sincerest wish to all Malaysians “HAPPY 52nd MERDEKA DAY” and May we continue live happily and peacefully together as One nation One Malaysia for many years to come. We should appreciate the sacrifice our forefathers had made and overcame the struggled for our Independence without regards to race or religion.

As wrote by Garry Gamble in ‘Remembering our first Independence Day’ on 4th of July 2009, It is only that when we recalled the past that we best see our way into the uncertain future. It is in remembering what happened and why it happened that we rediscover the guiding principles by which our lives should be governed.

Let our children and next generation be taught the lesson of a brave and earnest loyalty to our country ‘Malaysia’ and to each other without differentiating race and religion. In the spirit of ‘Merdeka’ in this still young nation, we should work together as one nation and with one pride. Let strife and rivalry exist only in enterprises for the public good.

May God continue to bless Malaysia!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Pertubuhan Penduduk Jalan SS 19/1 Subang Jaya

Dear members of SS 19/1 Community,

I am glad to announce that our efforts to form a resident association has been approved by ROS Selangor on 27th July 2009.The application was submitted in March. The salient features of the approved constitution are as follows:

Name: Pertubuhan Penduduk Jalan SS 19/1 Subang Jaya, Selangort
Address: 209 Jalan SS 19/1F
47500 Subang Jaya
Registration Number: 1579-09-SEL
Fees: Yuran masuk Rm 10 (Once only)
Yuran tahunan Rm 50
Annual General Meeting: Corum :2 X Ahli Jawatankuasa (14)
Notice of Meeting 14 days
Office bearers: Yang Dipertua
Naib Yang Dipertua
10 Ahli Jawatankuasa
2 pemeriksa kira kira

The Protem Committee has decided to have the Annual General Meeting as below:

Date: 13 th Sept 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 2 30 pm
Venue: Surau Alikhlas, SS 19/1, Subang Jaya.

The Protem Committee also decided only those who have submitted RA application forms and have paid their security protocol subscription fees are eligible to attend and vote.
The agenda for the Meeting is as follows:

1) Opening Remarks By Chairman Protem Committee
2) Presentation and Approval of Constitution of Pertubuhan Penduduk Jalan SS 19/1 Subang
Jaya, Selangor
3) Election of Office Bearers
4) Other Matters

All eligible residents are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Mohamad Noh Samik
Jawatankuasa Sementara
Pertubuhan Penduduk SS 19/1
Subang Jaya

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Dear Residents

I, on behalf of my family and the SS19/1 Resident Association Committees would like to wish all Muslims friends and residents our sincerest best wishes for the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan marks an important time for Muslim all over the world. It is time to seek forgiveness and blessings for ourselves and for our loved ones. Let us pray for the safety of our community and we shall celebrate the upcoming Adil Fitri together.

Mohd Fuad Abdullah

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tek Tarik Session

Dear Residents

On Wednesday 19/8/2009 after our committee meeting as usual we had our teh tarik session at restaurant Syed in SS19/6. However what made our teh tarik session this time around special was the presence of the RA pro tem committees from SS19/4A. They were there to request our help and input on how to setup their RA and the selection of Security Company. It was a heart warming occasion as for the first time we have extended our friendship and share experience with our neighbouring residents from SS19/4A. The same experienced we received when we went to meet our RA’s friends in USJ11/3 for their inputs.

None of us want to be part of the polis crime statistics which was for the very reason the RA was formed. However, the consequence of the RA formation has far more implication than its original intended. During the teh tarik session, all of us agreed that the concerned over security and safety has united all the residents from all walks of life and races. We now know more about our neighbourhood then we used too. I myself have stays in SS19/1 since 1988 and amongst the early few who have moved in but only in 2009 or 21 years later I tend to know more of my neighbourhood from various races then I used to. There is no single purpose to do that as all of us city dwellers spend more time at work than at home.

As we part each other’s half hour after midnight, I couldn’t stop thinking about how far we have gone through from a simple ideas and concepts formulated during the residents meeting in February into a reality after enduring several obstacles and initial hardship, the same predicament that those guys in SS19/4A will be facing.

Below are the emails correspondance ( with permission) by our friends in SS19/4A in their quest to find solution to their security problem.

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, BP Chow wrote
Dear Hannah,
I would like to inform you that my neighbor, in Jln SS19/4A, when she came back from work yesterday at about 6pm, her house was in a shamble. It seems that 4 Indians broke into her house yesterday afternoon by climbing over the fence or the front gate. They entered the house through the back portion. The police found some prints but these burglars wear gloves. She was in a complete shock as she was staying alone. Luckily she was not at home then. Otherwise it could be worse.
At the same time, another house was also robbed by the same group yesterday at Jln SS19/4C. This is very very troubling. How can we live in this sort of way.
Whether fortunately or unfortunately my wife was at home yesterday with my daughter. She took off yesterday to attend to something. Can you imagine what could have happened if these robbers have chosen my house yesterday? You all must do something about this.

I have seen you both, Hannah & Theresa during the recent SS19 dialogue and and we really appreciate what you both are trying to do to improve the security and the neighborhood. However, we need to do something about this security issue urgently. We are all living with fear and under duress. Is there anything at all that you can help?

If not, can you try to assist to set up proper Resident Associations for all in Subang & USJ area? I know that some RAs have already been set up but there are still many in Subang & USJ where there is no proper RAs and as a result, there is lack of a co-ordinated approach towards security. The neighbors are not properly organized and as a result, the security in the area is totally lacking. Our SS19/4A is in the midst of setting up the security by our own committee in our row but we do not have a formal RA set up. I think that a formal set up would be very good to foster better relationship not only amongst the neighbors but with the authorities as well as it would assist future organization work. Can you kindly assist to push for this so that each Jalan and area have a proper RA set up?

If you have better ideas or better advice for us all on security, please let us know. We have heard enough of the lack of manpower by the police. To me, that is totally not acceptable. How can the Government of the day not have sufficient manpower to provide basic security to the people? This is our basic right and we should demand that and expect it. As I said earlier, if each household in Subang municipality pays a sum of even RM 30 per month, with a population of about 500,000, that would be at least RM3million per month or RM36million per year (assuming about 100,000 houses in MPSJ area). It is better for us to pay even RM50 per household per month (or about RM60million per year) to the Police rather than private security companies who are all doing a very poor job.
We are appealing for help.

B. P. Chow

To: Theresa Ratnam Thong
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: SS19/4 - issue of gated and guarded community & RA

Dear Theresa,

Thank you for your prompt reply. Also pardon our ignorance. Most of us have been staying in SS19 for the past 20 years, especially in SS19/4A. However living in city area means we hardly know each other. However the recent security crisis has resulted in our immediate neighbors in SS19/4A to know each other for the first time. As I have said, in the past, we do not know anything about the RA & RT. With these burglaries in SS19/4A (2 cases within a month), SS19/4C (yesterday), SS19/6A late last week, it shows that there is an urgent need for us to organize ourselves properly. We had a meeting today for majority of the neighbors in SS19/4A and we would like to know how to organize ourselves further by getting our Resident Association for SS19/4A. Perhaps there was another RA for SS19/4 but we (or at least I) in SS19/4A are not aware of any RA for our area.
So questions are:
1. Which RA is active in our area?
2. Would that RA also cover SS19/4A?
3. How can we contact the person or committee?
4. If existing RA does not cover our road, how do we go about to register our own RA to cover SS19/4A? We would like to get this RA immediately as we would like to implement our security as soon as possible. When our SS19/4A neighbors started talking about 3 weeks ago (because of a break in), we certainly did not think that another of our neighbors would be targeted. Within 3 weeks, 2 houses out of our row of only 41 houses is like 9.7%. All in, we have more than 25% of the houses in our road have experience some break in or some security problem. So how long more we got to wait before things would start to improve? Can someone kindly provide some information - on getting RA registered and on any advice on security?
I do hope that someone can kindly assist.

Thank you,
B. P. Chow, staying in SS19/4A.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:01 PM, Fook Khiang Chin wrote:
Mr. Chow and Mr. Lee,

Greetings, this is chin fr SS19/1. Because of the support of many, incl. MPSJ, Theresa, ADUN YB Hannah, SJ Police, the support of abt 400 residences in SS19/1, we got ours to a good start, after a glitches in the beginning. The Protem Committee's efforts, esp. the dedication of Mohd Noh Samik (our Secretary), plus the co-operation of many, all these, make it happen. Suffice to say that our guarded community now is a safer neighborhood now.

We usually have a teh tarik session after our Wednesday committee mtg, this Wed is one. Do join us for teh tarik, we can share what works now, what have failed to work in the past. Our tt session starts 11 pm plus. Drop us your contact, will let you know the precise time of our tt session at Restoran Desa, SS19/1.




From: BP Chow : Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:00:27 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: SS19/4 - issue of gated and guarded community & RA

Dear Guys,

I would like to thank all of you for your kind assistance extended to us, your Neighbors from SS19/4A. The information collected by us has been invaluable and enriching for us who are forming a new RA for our area. It was great that we are able to see real muhibbah in the gathering of all races. I am also very impressed that your committee is able to meet at the Surau. All this was done without any external help and it gives us all a hope for our community and for our country.
I do hope that that the neighbors in our road, SS19/4A is able to emulate the close bond and your spirit of co-operation, such as spending way past midnight to share your experience and provide good advice to your neighbors. You guys deserve to have a medal, if we ever print one.
Thank you, Guys. We do hope to be able to reciprocate. If there are any new developments, we shall be in contact with you all again.
Best personal regards to all,

B. p. Chow, resident in SS19/4A.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Walk About Activity

Dear Residents

The committee members did another walked about activity around the neighbourhood on 15th August 2009. This time the activity covered Jalan SS19/1G, SS19/1L, SS19/1j and SS19/1K. The committee received very good feedback and comments from the residents on the current security arrangement with new additional signed-up from the residents.

Be on a Look-Out

Dear Residents

Be on a look-out for silver Toyota Vios with 3 Chinese guys.

Below is from SJ Alert Forum

House broken into at USJ4/1 area on 16/08/2009 at 1pm
my neighbour's home at USJ4/1 area was broken into this afternoon between 1 something to 2 something pm, just before the rainstorm.

they left home around 1 something, realised that the mobile phone was left at home. when they went home to get the phone, the home was already broken into.

the burglars came in through the front door, cut the padlocks and even managed to open the wooden door with the double lock. the whole house was ransacked and the burglars even took their cars' spare keys.

when the police came, they told my neighbour that they suspect that it's the same group that drives a silver toyota vios with 3 chinese guys.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We are Bless

Dear Residents

We, the residents of SS19/1 should considered ourselves lucky and blessed because togetherness we are able to implement something that others are still scratching their heads figuring out what to do and how get things organise. Our proactive thinking and attitudes helped us to successfully come up with the formation of Resident Association and introduction of gated and guarded security protocol in our area

Sadly as pointed out by our very own resident Sujesh in his article "On Guard", there are others who are willing to receive these services for free at the expense of paying residents. I hope with these articles they will appreciate how blessed we are and together as a community join us to make our area free from crimes.

Below is an article in The Star dated 12/8/2009.

RESIDENTS in SS19, Subang Jaya, have been urged to form their own Residents Association (RA) or Rukun Tetangga (RT) to better represent the community and address their concerns, chief of which is safety and security.

SS19/6 resident Titus Eravelly said there were frequent reports of snatch thefts and break-ins in the neighbourhood, with an estimated 20 snatch theft cases per month.
“Besides the high crime rate, one of our biggest complaints is that it takes at least two hours for the police officers to come to our homes after we’ve called to lodge our complaints. “There is one particular area in SS19 that is a breeding ground for snakes because the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) doesn’t keep the land clean,” he said.

A housewife and part-time businesswoman, who only wanted to be known as Saru, said it was not safe for schoolchildren and women to walk on their own. “The houses that front the Kesas Highway (such as those along Jalan SS19/6A) have recently become easy targets for break-ins, while a number of houses in our area are rented by foreigners,” said the SS19/6 resident.

Meanwhile, several residents in SS19/4 would like to limit access to certain streets at night and possibly hire a security company for their safety and security. Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo-Burne urged the residents to organise themselves and get the community together to work towards a more secure and healthy environment. “Rather than just relying on the police, the residents should learn to play a more proactive role by uniting and taking action as a group.

“Moreover, there are only 60 policemen to cater for the entire Subang Jaya community,” he said.

Loh, whose office will assist the residents in forming their RA/RT, said the association would serve as a platform for the residents to communicate and foster closer ties, as well as present their issues as a collective to the MPSJ.

“It would also enable to residents to get organised and have a consensus on whether they should implement the gated and guarded scheme,” he said, noting that crime had worsened to the extent that residents have had to resort to building “fortresses” to protect their neighbourhoods.

“The onus is on the residents to form their own RA/RT, and whether they want to do it as a whole to represent SS19, or as two separate associations to represent SS19/6 and SS19/4.

“We will also need assistance from the police to get ideas on how to improve the security situation, perhaps by having a joint patrol.”

Loh hoped the residents would spread the word soon to get enough people to form the RA/RT and committee for the 20-year-old neighbourhood.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On Guard

On guard

Not Today

Sometimes, we need to do what we have to do.

SOME years ago, after we had installed an alarm system at home, it went off for the first time, just after midnight. Understandably, we panicked and called the police station.

“We’ll try to send someone over,” a polite, if disinterested, policeman told me.

“We’re short on manpower, you know,” he added helpfully.

No patrol vehicle paid us a visit that night.

A couple of weeks ago, a resident in my neighbourhood heard a noise in his kitchen around 6am and went to investigate. When he saw a man knocking on the window grilles from outside, possibly testing if the house had an alarm, he immediately called a neighbour, a committee member of our newly-formed residents’ association.

The neighbour quickly summoned the security guards that the association had hired, and they arrived within a few minutes. The would-be thief had scooted by then, scared off by the noise, ostensibly.

Of course, the police were also informed, but according to the resident, they never came. It’s not that the police haven’t been helpful at all; they do the occasional night patrols, and I once saw them rush to my neighbour’s house one night, when he called to report he had seen some men hiding in a drain behind his house.

Last month, when our security guards nabbed some bloke who was loitering suspiciously in the wee hours (he tried to attack the guards when they queried him), a patrol car did turn up to take the suspect to the station. He was released because his urine test came out negative and as the cops said: “He hadn’t done anything.” I’m hoping he doesn’t return!

My point is, short of manpower or not, there will be many occasions when the police can’t be there for us on time, or at all. So we’ve reach a point where we need to help ourselves first.

This is what our residents’ association did this year, after petty crime incidents became too regular in our neighbourhood. We hired a security firm to keep us safe.

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing so far, especially during the initial stage; three months and we’re now into the third company, which has looked the most promising of the lot because they’ve kept up to their end of the bargain. Sure, residents have had to put up some minor conveniences, like slowing down at the road entrances to our neighbourhood, while cars are occasionally stopped by alert guards and their drivers questioned.

Still, the short of it is that, in the past three months, the crime rate has been almost nil; the guards have certainly been an effective deterrent to opportunistic robbers.

Yet, there are residents – those not contributing and yet who benefit from others’ contributions – who feel all these are infringements on their rights and privacy.

Of course, there are always two sides to the tale and I will give that such measures as employing private guards must also take into consideration the convenience of all residents, whether or not they’re paying for the service. Residents, on the other hand, must surely realise that the guards are there to ensure the safety of their neighbourhood.

Yes, I know, there’s no 100% deterrent against crime short of having armed guards at your gate, but since this is not possible, we need to start somewhere. The police can’t fight crime on their own.

Importantly, the steps we have taken have shown results.

As one neighbour remarked to me a few days ago: “I see many more ladies talking their morning and evening walks the past couple of months than previously.”

This, surely, proves that we can take back our streets and parks ... even if at a price.

Note: This article appeared on Friday, 7th August 2009 in the Star

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Walk About Activity

Dear Residents

The committee members had a walked around the neighbourhood on Saturday 8th August 2009. The aimed was to get the responses and comments from the residents with regard to our security protocol that was implemented 3 months ago. The responds and feedback from the residents was very encouraging. There were also a number of new sign-up as they were quite happy with the current security arrangement.

With the support from the majority of the residents, the committee believed further improvement in the security arrangement can be introduced to tighten some loose end such as installing CCTV and fencing. As usual, there are always those who are willing to take free rides at the expense of the majority. It is our duty then to remind our neighbours that the issues of securities are the responsibility and duty of all the residents.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dear Residents

Below are very important email received from SJ Alert.

Dear Residents

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

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

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


Monday, August 3, 2009

Blood Clots & Stroke Survival

Dear SS 19/1 Residents,

Enclosed is an article sent by Khalilul Rahman Dato Ahmad
of Shah Alam which may be of use someday.

Blood Clots & Stroke Survival

Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S. T. R.


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics). She said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He
said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick'
out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side
or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke..

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?

See all the ways you can stay connected to friends and family

Best Regards,

Khalilul Rahman Dato Ahmad
Shah Alam

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Attempted Break-in

Dear Residents

Below is an email from SJ Alert which is worthwhile for us to take note.

Attempted break-in at usj12/1 on 28july, 2009

Watch out for Four Chinese guys aged 25-30 in their smart causal wear, polo shirt and jean, looking like college students with their fair skin, driving a silver colored Honda CRV(old model) number plate WKD 6009.The break-it happened on 28 July, 2009 tuesday around 11:15am. As we came home we saw the CRV parked outside our neighbour's house with window winded down and the driver inside pretending to look at the opposite For Rent house. The car's engine was running and it parked right in front of our neighbour's gate to block the view of the House's front door, so any passerby will not be able to see what's going on at the car porch.As we enter our carporch we saw another 3 men suddenly appeared with canvas tool bag that used by locksmith or plumber, walked towards the gate quickly. We asked who were they looking for, but they pretended not hearing and jumped into their CRV and zoomed away.The neighbour came back immediately after receiving our call, and discovered his main door's grille with 3 locks was almost opened and the bottom part of the the grille is giving away.The police came and told us the thefts are pro and know how to open locks. Beside using their car they also used the neihbour's laundry rack to block view of the front door while they were working on the grille. Before the policemen finish taking pictures, he received another break-in call from USJ 13 that he has to rush to.We are part of our Neighbourhood Watch that started in 2000, but lasted not long due to most of the houses here are tenanted houses. We also contacted Security company at that time but it was too costly due to many exit points. We hope our neighbour will keep an eye for each other as our police force is out numbered by the bad guys. Otherwise we may have to do the same as other areas by using road block, fence and guards.