Bandar Botanic Layout Plan

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Friday, 31 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.170 - Dangue Fever

Dear Residents,
77-year-old latest dengue victim
The New Straits Times
Friday, July 31, 2009, 04.26 PM


Total number of cases this year is 26,974 with 66 deaths. We are quite worried on the number of unoccupied houses in Bandar Botanic, with overgrown lallangs. The vacant land belongs to TMO at Phase 8 are also covered with lallangs and infested with mosquitoes, snakes, etc.

KUALA LUMPUR: A 77-year-old man in Sipitang, Sabah and a 45-year-old woman teacher in Ampang, Selangor are the latest victims of dengue.

Both of them died on July 17, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said yesterday. They were among the 528 people who came down with the disease last week.Dr Ismail said the man, who had diabetes, hypertension and breathing difficulty, developed a fever on July 11 but sought treatment at Hospital Sipitang only four days later.He was warded and confirmed to be suffering from dengue. He developed complications two days later and died.
"There were 16 cases of dengue in the area where he lived and checks outside his house showed aedes mosquitos breeding in empty containers," Dr Ismail said.

As for the teacher, he said, she had hypertension and lived in Ampang where there were five dengue outbreaks with 77 cases in the last two months. The teacher, who fell ill on July 13, initially sought treatment at a private clinic and when her condition did not improve the following day, she went to Ampang Hospital where she was treated as an outpatient.However, when her condition worsened on July 15, she was admitted to the hospital but succumbed to the disease two days later.The total number of dengue cases so far this year was 26,974 with 66 deaths compared with 24,726 cases with 61 deaths for the corresponding period last year.Dr Ismail said 33 aedes mosquito "hot spots" had been identified, with many of them here, Selangor and Putrajaya. Last week, the ministry issued 186 compounds for a total of RM33,000 and 377 clean-up notices to members of the public for breeding aedes mosquitoes.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.169 - A Doctor's Corner -

Dear Residents of Bandar Botanic,

BBRA's Doctor's Corner.
Arthritis Explained - Know Your Pain.

Posted by Scott Goodman
Posted in: Health & Fitness


by Scott Goodman
Arthritis is a disease of the musculoskeletal system and the damage to the joints can be bad as time goes by, accompanied by swelling and pain. Each bone is covered with a living tissue that covers the ends of the bones and guards them from rubbing against each other; this tissue is known as the Cartilage. Therefore, because of this, cartilage has the exact same needs as the other glands and organs; cartilage cells are referred to as chondrocytes. The chondrocytes die, they are replaced with new ones and the life cycle goes on.
When there is long time inflammation, cartilage cells are destroyed and die faster than the body’s ability to replace them. This is especially true if there has been an injury or there is not enough proper nutrients in the body to repair the joint. The condition causes damage where instability, deformities and joint weakness can obstruct daily life. Arthritis is normally treated with physical therapy, medication and includes changes to the person’s way of life or lifestyle. If an arthritis patient does not get any relief from medication and other forms of therapies then the last option they can resort to is joint replacement.
Arthritis is divided into two main categories, i.e. localized and generalized depending on areas affected. It is further subdivided into sub-categories. One of the sub-categories is localized conditions which only affect the soft tissue that surrounds the bones or joints, and is used to relate to conditions like tendonitis or bursitis. Another sub-category of the localized conditions only affects one or only a few joints, such as a knee or hip. One of the foremost sub-categories of generalized arthritis is a condition that affects muscle and soft tissue without swelling or inflammation. This condition does not indicate joint damage. A common type of arthritis in this category is fibromyalgia.
Another sub-category involves inflammation affecting the entire body. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout and psortiatis arthritis are examples of the next conditions in this subcategory. Some of the other generalized conditions are known to include: muscles or polymyositis, vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
An individual is capable of having more than just one arthritis type and it includes over one hundred different medical conditions that are known to affect roughly forty six million adults and three hundred thousand children within the United States. The condition is most common as osteoarthritis in adults age 60 and above but it can start as early as infancy. The number of people suffering out of this condition is increasing proportionally with the increasing average age of the American population. With old age setting in people suffering with arthritis is increasing day by day.
The prime cause of disability in the United States of America is caused because of arthritis; the American population spends over one hundred and twenty four billion dollars on medical care and other related expenses for treating arthritis. Individuals can help prevent osteoarthritis by following a few simple steps: Maintaining appropriate weight and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables as a good source of vitamins c and d. There should also be sufficient calcium intake, 1000-1500mg per day for adults. In addition regular, moderate exercise can help preventing sports injuries that can aggravate a condition.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.168 - Dog's Poop.

Dear Residents,
Litterbugs of a different kind – dog’s poop.
ES Tung – New Straits Times 23rd Jul 09

Those walking their dogs in public areas should pick up the poop and get rid of it properly. They should be more considerate then let their pets pee and drop their poop anywhere they please.
In Britain, it is an offence to allow one’s dog to relieve themselves in public areas. Under the Dog(Fouling the Land) Act 1996 in England and Wales, the dog owners could be fined 40 Pounds(RM240) or up to 1000 Pounds(RM6,000) if the matter goes to court.

Why it has to be made an offence?
Dogs’ faeces carry the risk of toxocariasis, an infection of the round worm toxocara canis. The larvae, if it gets into the human body and reaches the liver, can cause abdominal pains and fever. If it reaches the eye, it can damage the retina and cause blindness.
A dog can pass out as many as 15,000 eggs of the worm per gramme of poop and each worm can lay up to 700 eggs a day. Released when the dog defecates, the worm can survives up to three years in the soil.
Dogs have ways of turning up uninvited outside our gates and along your side of the road. They would get stuck to car tires and get smeared all over the driveway. Sometimes, you may accidentally steps on them.

So residents, be considerate to your neighbors. The next time, dog’s lover should clear up after their pets and carrying along with them a poop bag when going for a walk with their pet.

BBRAeNEWS No.167 - Street Crimes

Dear Residents of Bandar Botanic,
Street Crime Prevention Tips


Battling street crimes is now a priority of the present government. It aims to reduce the incidence of such cases by 20% by the end of next year. Street crimes cause trauma and prolonged fear among the community. Snatch theft, robbery accounts to 72% of crime in the country. The RELA would be given training. Police stations and facilities will be upgraded. The number of close circuit TV cameras will be increased. This is the promise of the present Government. Crime and corruptions are always a major concern of all the people. The people are more concerned about street crimes.

Street Crime is becoming more prevalent as we read in our newspaper daily. Thinking it can only happen to others and not doing anything to prepare yourself is a fallacy. The secret is to make your-self less of a target and to observe ‘safeguards tips’ on how to protect yourself, which may even save your life. We can protect ourselves by being more aware of our surroundings and by being the eyes and the ears of the police.

Crime prevention tips

1) Do not put up a fight with a snatch thief. The person may be armed and dangerous, thus putting your life at risk. However, do take down the vehicle’s registration plate and report to the police immediately.
2) Do not display your possession in public.
3) Keep a close lookout for your belongings.
4) Do not leave valuable in your car example laptop. There are special electronic device which can trace electronic equipments in cars.
5) Sent your sms to 32728 if you witness a crime or notice something suspicious. The police will be informed immediately.
6) Avoid walking alone at night or early morning unless absolutely necessary.
7) Keep to well it commonly travelled routes.
8) Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas.
9) Walk purposefully, know where you are going, project a no-nonsense image.
10) Avoid potentially dangerous situation.
11) If you feel threatened, cross the street, locate an emergency phone or enter a store or place of business even if you have just left it.
12) Have your door keys ready; carry them in your pockets nut buried in a purse.
13) Do not put your address on your key ring.
14) Call police to report suspicious person or activity in or around your neighborhood.
15) Instead of carrying large sum of cash use a charge card. Some charge cards insure property purchased against loss, theft or damage.
16) If you find yourself in immediate danger, stay calm and get away at the first opportunity.
17) Carry a Pepper Spray.
18) Call the police immediately at the following numbers:
Police Klang 03-3371222 or 03-3371999Police Gerakan 013-2456997

BBRAeNEWS No.166 - Flu Alert

Wednesday July 29, 2009
H1N1 situation getting worse
The Star Newspaper.


Influenza A(H1N1) were reported yesterday making a total number to 1,219 cases. This is a bad sign. Five schools, 2 colleges and a national service camp were ordered closed yesterday.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded its first influenza A (H1N1) related death from a local transmission, signalling a worsening of the situation in the country.
The 42-year-old man, who died on Monday, was the third death caused by the virus.
Two earlier deaths were linked to imported cases involving a 46-year-old Malaysian man who worked in Belgium, who died last Sunday and a 30-year-old Islamic finance student from Indonesia who died on July 21.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the third victim was reported to have died of severe pneumonia with multi-organ failure at 4.40pm on Monday after being treated for 10 days in a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
He said the victim had received outpatient treatment from several private clinics and hospitals since July 6 before being referred and admitted to the private hospital on July 18.

“He was diagnosed as suffering from diabetes mellitus and chest X-ray showed that he also had pneumonia,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Liow said the victim was transferred to the intensive care unit after suffering breathing difficulties and requiring a ventilator but his condition continued to deteriorate.
A throat swab taken on July 22 confirmed that the man was H1N1 positive.

“The swab was taken very late on July 22. All three victims died in the hospitals and now we’ve found out that the treatment came to them very late. I’m very concerned.”
Liow said he had directed all private clinics and hospitals to be more vigilant and to be on high alert as well as have the anti-viral drug, Tamiflu, to handle the H1N1 cases.

“Everyone must be responsible. We are already at level six. If you have flu and cough, take it seriously,” he said, adding that the death risk for those infected with H1N1 was 0.4% to 0.5%.
He advised the public to wear masks, take care of their personal hygiene and to practice social distancing if they were having sore throat and cough.
He said those with flu-like symptoms must go to the hospital and if confirmed to have the H1N1, to take Tamiflu.

Asked whether local users had suffered side-effects after taking Tamiflu as experienced by some foreign users, Liow said: “No. Not in Malaysia.
“At the early stage, the Health director-general had warned the public not to simply take Tamiflu. Take it only when you have the symptoms.”
He also said 95 new local H1N1 cases were reported yesterday making the total number thus far to 1,219.
Of the figure, 53% or 645 are local infections while 47% or 574 are imported cases.

“Local transmission cases have exceeded imported cases. Our local infections is spreading so fast throughout the country with 19 new clusters. This is a bad sign,” Liow said.

Monday, 27 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.165 - New Bridge

Dear Residents,

The Star Metro
Wednesday July 22, 2009
Construction of Botanic flyover on schedule

THE traffic congestion at the Klang interchange of the Kesas Highway will ease with the construction of a flyover connecting the highway to Bandar Botanic.
Construction work on the 1.5km flyover is on schedule and is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
An official from Gamuda Land, the developer of Bandar Botanic, said the project was being built at Km19.4 at a cost of RM36mil.
Besides providing an option for motorists heading to and from the Kesas Highway, he said, it would enable those from Jalan Langat to go directly on to the highway.
“These motorists will be able to bypass the Jalan Langat-Kesas traffic light junction,” he said.
Currently, the official said, the Klang interchange on the Kesas Highway caused massive traffic congestion during the peak hours.
He said it caused long queues and motorists were involved in a bumper-to-bumper crawl before crossing the traffic lights junction.
“We believe the Bandar Botanic residents have been waiting for this. They can have a faster access to their homes soon,” he said.
Besides the Bandar Botanic residents, those living in the neighbouring residential areas would also benefit from the project, he said.

BBRAeNEWS No.164 - Crime Alert.

Dear Residents,

CRIME ALERTAttempted Break-in

BBRA have received an email from a resident from advising of an attempted break-in in one of the houses in Cassia Phase. The following is his email for your information.

Dear BBRA,
Just for information .I received word from a colleague who is staying in Cassia phase. Last Sunday evening, around 7pm, the corner house opposite 99 Speedmart had an attempted burglary. The thief or thieves had already pried the outer wooden door, and even opened the lock to the inside grill. However, they had underestimated the owner as once they pushed and opened the grill door, the magnetic sensor for the alarm triggered. In shock and panic the thief or thieves fled the scene by running towards their getaway car, which was parked at the main road. My friend who is the immediate neighbor or opposite neighbor had his dogs barking and they informed the owner of the incident after a survey. I understand that as nothing was stolen, no police report was made. Regards.
-- A Resident of Bandar Botanic.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.163 - 3rd BBRA Walkabout-Talkabout.

Dear Residents,
BBRA 3rd Walkabout & Talkabout

Agenda: BBRA Monthly Walk
Date: 26 July 2009
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Basketball Court

Dear residents,
Come and join us, the President, Vice President and all BBRA Committee Members at the venue to discuss about the problems we faces in our lovely garden of Bandar Botanic. You may also bring out and suggest new ideas, and problems in your housing area.
We can also discuss all issues regarding the lake, security issues, problems with outsiders who uses the lakes gardens and etc,etc.

BBRAeNEWS No.162 - Children of the Future

Dear Residents,

Children of the Future - A Community Project by La Salle School teachers, students for the children of Bandar Botanic. They taught them how to recycle old newspapers. The writer and Vincent of BBRA were present.
-Andrew Sum

“Our children are our future, and they need to be protected. Children do not merely dream, they imagine the future as something in which they can realize their dreams. The best testimonies are art works through which children express their imagination.

If we hope to solve the world's major problems -- achieving world peace, healthy lives, economic development, and global sustainability -- we must provide richer learning opportunities for the world's children. An educated and creative population is, without a doubt, the best path to global health, wealth, and peace

Witney Houston sang in her "Greatest Love Of All"
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Micheal Jackson sang for the children:
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day

BBRAeNEWS No.161 - Courts Lightings.

To: Mr Goo CK of TMO
Thank You, Thank You,

As promised, you have already repaired the Court Lightings at the Basketball Court and have also added extra lightings to the Bougainville Half-Moon Bridge.

Repaired Courts lightings.

Extra Halon Lightings on Half Moon Bridge.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.160- The Latest BBRA Suara Warta.

Dear Residents,
The Latest Suara Botanic.
President’s Call
Assalamualaikum and good day to everyone.

I would like to welcome you to our latest edition of Suara Botanic. The Suara has been published for the past 4 years and I believe it has given useful information and updates to the resident of various activities and issues for the community.

This year onwards, BBRA has decided to start a blog ( in order to give more information, faster and more efficiently to the residents. We believe, by adopting this new electronic medium, not only BBRA can provide the information but also allow two way communications between BBRA and the residents. The blog will also be a virtual forum for the resident to be able to share their views, give opinions and discuss at the comfort of your home or office. Electronic medium has always been the choice of communication by the current generation and will always be for the next decade. The blog would be our main conduit to give first hand information about what is happening in the neighbourhood, BBRA activities, issue in progress and also getting your views and ideas. All these CHANGES were the result from the feedbacks that we got from people like YOU, the BB resident that care about the place we call home.

Allow me to highlight three main items that are the common interest to most of us in BB.

1) Good Neighbourhood
“Persatuan” came from the base word ‘satu’ or ‘One’. The word ’persatuan’ can be interpreted as united, together and harmony. Unity, and communication among the resident is the key ingredient in good neighbourhood. Many of us never realize how important it is to know your neighbours in our day to day living. They could be your immediate help if anything would happen to you or your property. In this modern world we have overlook the importance of knowing our own neighbour. Some of us failed to get to know their neighbour’s telephone number. Would you call your relative which probably lives thirty minutes away during emergency? Or would it be better and easier if you have a friendly neighbour that would be in front of your house in a matte of minutes?
Once we are united, under the same “Persatuan”, we can make our voice stronger. “When we speak, authority will listen, when we shout they will shudder”. A united front is the only way for us to move forward, to make this place a better neighbourhood.

2) Security
I believe all of us are concerned about security matters. In fact it was the number one most debated topic in our blog. Many believe that this is the onus of BBRA and the security company. But how many of us realized that BBRA never signed any agreement with the security company? The contact is supposed to be on an individual basis between the resident and the security company? The contract is supposed to be on an individual basis between the resident and the security company. Some believe that we are safe because we pay for the security services, but some decided not to pay but still enjoy from the paying neighbours. In villages, people don’t pay for security service, but they know everyone, they do ‘Rukun Tetangga’ and look out for each other. I’m not saying we need to do the same in this extended ‘BB village@, but it helps if we know who live in our street. How can we look out for suspicious characters if we don’t even know who is living next door. Having a security guard is just another extra precaution, because being in a non gated housing we can never be as secured as our immediate neighbours Ambang Botanic. We can only get what we are paying for, but some decided to get it free. Be realistic, we don’t want to ay t be BBRA member, we don’t want to pay for security service but complaint whenever crimes are happening around the township. Who could we blame? It is pointing towards ourselves.

2) Environment
BB Lake apparently is the biggest and dubbed as the best and most beautiful in klang area, at least in its past years. Look at it now; take a stroll along the lake. What we see today is just a reminiscence of past glory, the one that we admire and believe to be our choice of home in the garden when we sign the dotted line in the S&P agreement. Now, we are stuck, at least until we pay the bank. The fortunate one will move on to a better place in a better neighbourhood, but many like me will be here for a very long time. So, what do we do now, since we are stuck here? Shouldn’t we take care and preserve what we already inherit from the developer. Together we work towards preserving the nature. Be a considerate user of the part, respect other user, do not litter and do not allow your pets to do it ‘business’ indiscriminately. This park belongs to all of us. We should take care o it because those who are not living here will not care, because they can go to another nicer garden. Imagine if the retention pond a.k.a. BB Lake is dirty and contaminated, we are the ones that will suffer. Preservation is better than restoration.

Dear fellow resident, BB is a beautiful place to stay and live, we have our own ‘lake’ and jogging tracks in our back yard. We don’t need to drive miles away to enjoy the peaceful and beautiful garden, but it is also the responsibility of every one of us to take care and also abide by the law. Littering, open burning and motorcycling within the lake area is prohibited by law, but enforcement can never be perfect. It can never be enforced 24 hours, 365 days. Our civic conscious and respecting the nature is the only way that will ensure the place that we love will forever be a garden. The garden will turn to jungle; our home will turn to prison, if we failed to take care of it. As important as it is to love our family and relatives, respecting our neighbours is equally important in this multi racial neighbourhood. How can we become a good neighbour when we park our car haphazardly in front of your neighbour’s gate, allow your pets to d its ‘business’ in their gardens? We don’t say ‘hello’ when we pass by or at least acknowledge that another human being is living next door. We put our ego up high and say, why should I make the first move to know him? For very simple reason, a good neighbour would be there for you in critical situation. Having a good relationship with neighbours is also paramount in ensuring peaceful life and living the best of our neighbourhood.

It is our wish that this edition of Suara and also the electronic version of Suara a.k.a. BBRA blog, will allow more residents to be more active in the BBEA activities and being pro actives in contributing their ideas, time and energy for the association. The association is nothing without your contribution and participation. The association is for the resident, it is not for some individuals or some group of people. It is YOU who can make a different.

Finally, I would like to thanks all BBRA members who still have it faith in the association and also to all committee members that have contributed their time, energy and money to make this association what it is today. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to invite all resident to be united and support BBRA for a better living, harmonious and peaceful neighbourhood.

Thank you,

BBRA President En Nor Halim

Thursday, 16 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.159 - Letter from KKS

Dear Residents,

Recently KKS (Kawalan Keselamatan Sentral(M)Sdn.Bhd) have issued out a circular to all residents of Bandar Botanic with regards to security petrol at the back lanes of houses at night. Kindly give them your fullest co operations by switching on your back lane’s lights and clear all materials blocking their way of passage.

A copy of the letter reads:



We the management of Kawalan Keselamatan Sentral(M)Sdn.Bhd., need the co-operation and favour of all residents so that we could patrol your back lanes at night. We need you to turn on the light as it is very dark and please help us to clear the nails, left over sand, wood and other materials used during your renovation.

Our guards have in many occasions fell and injured themselves during the back lane patrols at night, that’s the reason why we stop patrolling the back lanes at night. We kindly request this small favour from the residents in order to provide better security services at Bandar Botanic.

Residents whom are having functions are advised to designate parking are for their guest so that vehicles would not be blocking the road and other resident’s houses. Please do call us to inform about your functions as you will be having guest from outside the neighbourhood.

Please take note that heavy sounds systems like Karaoke to be stopped or sound reduced by 12 at midnight. This is for the benefit of all residents.

From the Management of Kawalan keselamatan Sentral,
Verra 14-07-2009

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.158 - Conversation with Mr Goo of TMO

Dear Residents,

Mr Goo Ck of Township Management called me this morning on the 15th July,2009 at about 0915 hours and advise the followings:

1) The Courts Lightings for the Basket-Ball Courts should be ready in 2 days time.

2) The Concrete Blocks at the Illegal U-Turns along the Bukit Tinggi-Bandar Botanic Highway:
Mr Goo apologise that this cannot be done at the moment as they have not hand over the highway road to the MPK as yet. It will takes about roughly a year to do so, and subject to MPK checking and certifying the road appropriate for use.
I ask Mr Goo whether he can replace the plastic blocks at the illegal U-Turns as some of them have been badly damaged. He says on this there is no problem at all. But when the day comes for the handling over of the road, TMO can remove the plastic blocks temporary and after the MPK's approval, TMO can replace them with concrete blocks.
(Quite incidently the contractors from Ambang are ready to shifts the concrete blocks with Clampers which are available now, but unfortunately principly it cannot be done as MPK have not yet approved the road project yet.)

3) Trees Landscaping along the Bukit Tinggi-Bandar Botanic Highway: This apply same to the trees landscaping as the highway cannot be handed over to the MPK unless all the trees are fully grown. As of now, some of the trees are dying and needs to be replanted again. The whole project would take about a year or so.

I thank Mr Goo CK for his kind attention and good cooperations. Mr Goo will keep me inform on the other projects in due course.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.157 - A Community Service by La Sallians Klang

Dear Residents,

A Community Service by La Salle Klang

The teachers of La Salle School Klang have written to BBRA for permission to organized a demonstrations to all the children and kids of Bandar Botanic on how to do recycle papers using old discarded newspapers.

Location: Bandar Botanic playground (near Tai Chi/Alphebet Garden)
Date: 19-7-2009 Sunday
Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm

To all parents:
All children between the ages of 7-12 yrs old can join and take part, as it is educational. Newspapers will be provided.
There will be three teachers supervising the La Salle school boys who will be teaching the kids. The teachers are Ms Ng Mei Eng, Puan Lin Hui Jiun and Miss Ng Wan Kee.
Depending on the number of kids, it will be divided into 6 groups each with some School boys as guidance.

The following is an email received from Miss Ng Mei Eng of La Sallians School which is self explanatory.

From: ng mei eng
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:54 AM
Subject: A community service by La Sallians, Klang.

Dear sir,

Good day!
We, the Klang La Sallians planning to have a community service at your Lake area near the playground on this coming Sunday,(19/7/09) from 5pm till 6.30pm. We are actually carrying out a demonstration on how to do recycle papers by using the old newspaper. This activity is mainly for kids from age 7 - 12 years old.

Hereby, we are looking forward to receive your approval soon. Pls do not hesitate to get more details from us if you have any enquiry. Thank you.

Best regards,
Mei Eng, Ng
Teacher from SMK La Salle

Monday, 13 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.156 - Alam Flora Feedback.

Dear Residents
of Bandar Botanic & Ambang botanic,

I have receive an email from Alam Flora Customer Care Department, and they have send me a soft copy of their questionares forms regardng your comments on their services in your area.

Should you require a SOFT COPY of their forms, please do not hesitate to write to me at Andrew Sum( and I will sent you their soft copy in email format.

Alam Flora Customer Satisfaction Index Survey
Thursday, July 2, 2009 2:03 PM
"Erni Mariana Mukhtar"
Cc: "Sarifah Yaacob" , "R&D DEPT" , "Mirane Saadon"
Message contains attachments
questionnaire CSI-english.doc (342KB), questionnaire CSI (bm).doc (353KB)
Dear all,
Alam Flora is currently conducting a customer satisfaction index survey in 11 Local Authorities in KL, Selangor and Pahang. This survey is conducted to evaluate public perception and acceptance towards services provided by Alam Flora. Therefore, we would like to seek your kind assistance to help us to complete the questionnaire form attached and email it back to us at You can also fax to our office at 03-20528144 before end July 2009. In addition, if you are involved or members of any organization, appreciate if you can also help us to extend this email to your committee member. If you need the form in hard copies, please do not hesitate to call me and we’ll send the forms to you. Please call us at our toll free number 1-800-880-880 should you need further clarification.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Research & Development, HQ
Phone : 03-20527681
Fax : 03-20528144

Saturday, 11 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.155 - Conversation with Mr Goo of TMO.

Conversation with Mr CK Goo of Gamuda Township Management Office, Bandar Botanic on 10-7-2009 at 2.20 pm(Friday) between Mr Goo and Andrew Sum.

Police Pondok
Question: Mr Goo, how is the progress with the Police Officers on the removal of the zinc partitions surrounding their pondok?
Answer: Andrew, last week and this week, I have already got some of my contractors to measure the area of the zinc partitions the police wants us to remove. Yes, I have already got the approval letter from the Police with the kind help of BBRA. Now the question is on cost. I have to get back to my Management regarding the costs quoted by my contractors. I will come back to you as soon as possible once this is done.

Wall at the end of the Lake
Question: How is the planning to build the 2 feet wall at the western end of the lake progressing?
Answer: We probably will get the contractors to start next week as the contractors have not obtained the materials yet.

U-Turn Blocks along the highway
Question: Mr Goo, when are you planning to get the concrete blocks to substitute the already deformed red plastic blocks at the U-turns along the Bkt Tinggi-Bandar Botanic Highway?
Answer: We have yet to find and locate a Heavy Lift Clamper to lift the blocks. The concrete blocks are already available. We will get some contractors from Ambang Botanic to assist.

Courts Lightings at Basketball court
Question: Mr Goo, some of the lights at the Courts are not working and I have brought up to you long ago. The residents have also written to me. When can the repairs be done?
Answers: Andrew, initially the delays is due to our Purchasing Problems. I have tried to purchase the Halon Bulbs in Bulk (large quantity). I was thinking that if other lights go off at the other posts in other part of the lake, then I would have a stock. However, this runs into a setback and did not materialise. I have now switched to another method of buying only limited quantity with the purpose of only to replace the courts lightings as soon as possible. I expect that the Court lightings can be fixing by next Monday ie 13-7-09.

Pump No.2 at the Lake
Question: Mr Goo, when can we get the Pump No.2 running? It has been idle for a long time.
Answer: Andrew, this problem needs to wait for another 2 weeks before I can send my contractors to start work.

Conclusion: I thank Mr Goo for his kind attention and good cooperation. I told him I understand management’s protocol and prior permission must be obtained before he can efficiently do his job.

Monday, 6 July 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.154 - Gated & Guarded Scheme

85% approval needed before implementation

With regards to an article posted at The Star Online last Saturday, it would seem that the plight of converting an open community to a gated & guarded scheme would require the combined determination and will of the community if it were to achieve the target of having 85% of total residents' signatures. Is it an uphill battle?

USJ11/4 folk discuss gated & guarded scheme


RESIDENTS of USJ11/4 got together recently to discuss and provide feedback on the need to implement the gated and guarded (G&G) scheme in their neighbourhood.

The forum was also aimed at addressing security issues and registering residents to secure the 85% agreement needed to implement the scheme, as well as introducing the newly elected USJ11/4 residents association (RA) pro-tem committee members.

Need for additional security measures: Sudo (left) highlighting the need to implement the gated and guarded scheme in the neighbourhood to address the high crime rate in USJ Subang Jaya.

USJ11/4 RA pro-tem chairman Raymond Sudo highlighted the need to implement the G&G programme to address the high crime rate in USJ Subang Jaya.

“Within 40 days, we managed to collect 545 consent forms, which represents 76% of the homes here,” Sudo said, adding that there were more than 700 homes in USJ11/4.

A committee member from the USJ11/3 RA shared how they had set up the G&G scheme in their neighbourhood, and how it had transformed the community from a crime hotspot to a place with nearly zero crime.

USJ8 police station officer-in-charge Chief Inspector Loi Yew Lik admitted that the police had their own shortcomings.

“There are an estimated 300,000 residents in USJ alone, and 100 men in blue at the USJ8 police station.

“This works out to a 1:3,000 ratio, whereas the international standard is 1:300.

“House break-ins, car thefts and snatch thefts are the most common crimes in USJ, which can be addressed by the G&G programme,” Loi said.

He also advised residents not to hesitate to contact him or the USJ8 police station if they came across suspicious characters, and to get to know their neighbours.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh outlined the technicalities and difficulties related to the G&G scheme.

“There is a need for the Selangor government to review the law, because the present laws clearly state that barricading roads or obstructing traffic is illegal.

“Because of the rising crime rate, the G&G scheme has become very popular, hence the need to regulate this carefully,” she said.

Yeoh said she had called for a review of the G&G guidelines that were proposed by the Selangor Housing Board (Lembaga Perumahan Selangor) during the previous state government’s administration.

“Does the 85% agreement involve houseowners or tenants? Meanwhile, the location and size of the guardhouse must be have proper approvals,” she said.

“The appointed security company must be registered with the Home Ministry. Utility companies like Alam Flora must be free to conduct their maintenance work.

“I understand that the barricades must come down from midnight to 6am, but crime happens most often during the daytime in USJ.”

Yeoh stressed that the issue of security came under the police’s jurisdiction, which fell under the Home Ministry, a Federal agency.

“It is crucial for the local council to have an emergency meeting with the Selangor Chief Police Officer and Housing Board to iron out the details about the G&G scheme.

“The G&G scheme is just a short-term measure to give the police sufficient time (of about five years) to improve the police force, and security and safety of the country.”

Yeoh said the success of the G&G programme depended largely on the residents.

“The benefits do not just involve security; you will find people coming together more often for healthy community activities,” she said.

USJ 11/4 residents who were present at the forum were urged to inform their neighbours and get them to sign up for the G&G programme.

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