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Friday, April 10, 2015

ORS in war against dengue

"Outdoor residual spray" or ORS being used in SS20 besides fogging to combat dengue after 2 cases of dengue were reported in the Central Zone and the South Zone.

ORS is a new method introduced to overcome the increasing number of cases of denque in Selangor.

ORS method is carried out by spraying insecticide onto the walls of premises and moquitoes will die upon contact with the spray. 

Safety measures to be taken if contact with ORS
ORS being sprayed onto perimeter wall of house at Jalan SS20/14

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dengue Alert

2 cases of dengue fever in SS20. 
1) Road 15, Central Zone
2) Road 10, South Zone

Prevent breeding of Aedes mosquitos
Change water in vases and bowls on alternate days
Remove water from flower pot plates on alternate days
Turn over all water storage containers
Clear blockages in roof gutters and drains 

Gotong-Royong to reinstall speed humps

The rubber speed humps at Road 12 and Road 13 near the the guard post had to be removed a few months back to allow the MBPJ contractor to resurface the roads in the Central Zone.

Now that the roads have been resurfaced and the tar has settled, it is time to reinstall the humps but the price quoted by the contractor was way too high.

To save money and to do something good for the community, a group of volunteers which included Philip (RA SS20 Central member), Mr Chung (Treasurer, RA North Zone), Mr Chua (Treasurer, RA SS20 Central) and Mr Hui (Secretary, RA SS20 Central) got together to reinstall the humps themselves.  

Mission was accomplished within 2 hours on Thursday morning (9 Apr) with a bit of help from our security guard.

Great job, guys! Bless you all. You saved the RA a lot of money!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Only Restaurants, Hotels With Collective Agreements Can Impose Service Charges

PUTRAJAYA, April 6 (Bernama) -- Effective today restaurants and hotels without a collective agreement between employers and employees are not allowed to impose service charges.

Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) secretary-general, Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad, said restaurants are required to display a notice if they want to impose service charges.

The service provider must explain the reason for imposing a service charge to the customer because the charge, which is an international practice, is beyond any control and bound between the customer and service provider, he said.

"It is the right of customers to decide not to pay service charges and there is no prescribed service charge rates," he said in a press conference with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department concerning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) here, today.

Alias said a working group had been formed comprising KPDNKK, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Human Resources and was working with the unions and associations of hotels to examine and review the issue.

"To date, there is no regulatory body or special ruling governing the collection of service charges thus the government is facing constraints in resolving the issue. Hence, I issued this directive today," he said.

In the event of any breach of the directive, consumers are required to report to the KPDNKK and the complaint will be investigated, he said.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Damansara Utama Community Survey

The Damansara Utama Survey has been commissioned by YB Yeo Bee Yin, Selangor state assemblywoman for Damansara Utama. Its purpose is to get the community's views on safety and security, traffic, parking, public transport, health, education, recreation and housing development in the Damansara Utama constituency (SS2, SS4, SS20-SS26, PJU 1, Seksyen 17A, Seksyen 19). Your input is valued and appreciated.

This survey can be done online and will only take 5 minutes. This is an opportunity for us to communicate our needs and priorities for SS20 to the authorities. Residents and business owners in Damansara Utama are encouraged to complete the survey by 27 April 2015. 

Following are the links to the Residents' survey and Business survey.

1. Residents Survey

2. Business Survey

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RA SS20 CENTRAL 2015 - 2016

Since the formation of the RA SS20 Central in Aug 2013, the committee under the leadership of Dato' Dr Vincent Ng has organized 13 activities for the SS20 Central Zone community to date.. To add another feather to their cap, they have also won RM3000 consolation prize money from MBPJ when they participated in the Anugerah Perdana Komuniti Mampan PJ 2014. 

The RA 2nd AGM went smoothly on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 without any incidents or objections. 
A new committee was elected with many new faces. Dato' Vincent and Dato' Koh were re-elected as the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the RA respectively.

Congratulations to the re-elected and newly elected members. We hope the new members will bring fresh ideas and continue the good work of the previous committee.   

Mr Ravindran from Road 18 acting as the returning officer for the election

 Jessica and Mogan were some of the residents who received appreciation award from Dato' Vincent in recognition of their service and contribution to the SS20 community.

Committee members and volunteers of RA SS20 CENTRAL 2015 - 2016

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boom gates in residential areas legal, rules Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has ruled that the use of boom gates across public roads and guardhouses in residential areas is legal.
A five-member panel, chaired by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, said regulated access to a defined area was not an obstruction in law, particularly if it was for security purposes.
"It is so only if one is denied access to a public place. It is not a barricade that is placed across a public road that denies access altogether to all who wish to enter," said Justice Zulkefli in his 18-page judgment delivered on March 19.  ... READ MORE .......