Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cracks Appearing In Houses Next To Setia Walk

Owing to complaints received from residents whose houses have developed cracks, JKP 16 and its councillor have been following up and working closely with MPSJ over this matter. The councillors brought up this issue in today's 28 Oct 2008 OSC meeting for deliberation. It was decided during the meeting that MPSJ's stop work order issued on 18 October 2008 stands (related to the construction of retention wall via contiguous bore piling).

In the meantime, MPSJ will conduct thorough investigation to determine whether the contiguous bore piling and retention wall work will exacerbate the crack.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Revitalised Taman Wawasan Lake

Ask any visitor to Taman Wawasan lake in Pusat Bandar Puchong, and we will get frowning expressions lamenting its sorry state plagued by rubbish, muddy and smelly water. See above pictures.

The JKP 16 members and councillor have been diligently following-up with MPSJ to clean the lake clear of rubbish, vegetation and silt.

As at 25 October 2008, JKP members were notified by MPSJ that they've taken immediate action to clean the lake. A few workers have worked hard cleaning the lake over the past few days and will continue next week.

The lake will be revitalised. MPSJ is doing their part in this cleaning-up job. Similarly, visitors and residents must reciprocate by taking care of the lake. JKP 16 urge visitors and residents to refrain from dirtying the lake by throwing rubbish, bottles, plastics, garden refuse, etc.

Pictures below show the amount of rubbish collected from lake:

And a much cleaner lake below:

Kudos to MPSJ, JKP 16 members and councillor for their effort in making this lake cleaner.

Bandar Puteri 12 : Street Lights All Lit Up

Subsequent to the meeting with Bandar Puteri 12, the RA was advised to lodge complaint with MPSJ regarding faulty lights at their park and access road.

On Friday 24 October 2008, JKP 16 were informed that the access road lights were repaired and all lit up.

RA representative Mr. Lee on 25 October 2008 informed Jo Hann, "tqvm, lights all in order."

Syabas to MPSJ for prompt action in fixing faulty street lights.

Councillor meet-the-rakyat session at Bandar Puteri 12

Tan Jo Hann meeting with Bandar Puteri 12 residents on Tuesday evening 21 October 2008.

Puteri 12 Resident Association committee, John, brought to Jo Hann's attention a list of issues faced by the community including security, street and park lighting.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Persiaran Lake Edge : Aduan Jalan Kotor

Penduduk Lake Edge mengadu bahawa lori-lori berat yang berulang-alik dengan pantas melalui Persiaran Lake Edge telah mengakibatkan jalan kotor dan berdebu.

Oleh demikian, ahli JKP dan ahli Majlis pergi meninjau sepanjang jalan tersebut. Menyusuri itu, ahli Majlis telah meminta pihak MPSJ menyiasat aduan dan mengambil tindakan sewajarnya.

Pada 17 October 2008, MPSJ telah memberi amaran beserta kompaun ke atas pihak tuanpunya lori-lori berat atas kegagalan untuk memastikan kebersihan Jalan Persiaran Lake Edge (Jalan
Perindustrian Puchong).

Syabas kepada MPSJ dan ahli JKP yang bekerja keras mengikuti kes ini.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fulfil your responsibilities, developers told

This article is from

Monday October 20, 2008

Fulfil your responsibilities, developers told

DEVELOPERS should fulfil their responsibility of building low-cost houses before proceeding with other projects.

Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor Tan Jo Hann said he discovered that some developers had not built the low-cost houses as promised, although the development order had been approved some years ago.

“It’s a national policy that 30% of all housing projects should be dedicated to low-cost houses.

“It’s a social responsibility for all developers but some of them shy away from this duty because low-cost houses bring little or no profit,” Tan said.

According to a source, there are about 60 low-cost housing projects in areas under the jurisdiction of the MPSJ, comprising about 27,000 units.

As of July, there were about 7,000 units that had not been completed.

Tan questioned the reason for the delay, as the developers involved were active in other projects.

“In my opinion, new initiatives, such as changing plans of existing projects, should be frozen until they carry out their duty to build low-cost houses,” he said.

He added that some developers had given the excuse of low demand to amend their low-cost housing plans.

“For example, they ask to convert a number of units from their low-cost housing projects to medium-cost houses.

“I do not agree with this because low-cost houses in the Subang Jaya municipality can cater to squatters or urban poor from other areas,” Tan said.

He proposed that a meeting between the developers and the council be called to discuss the issue.

“There’s a need to revive low-cost housing projects. At the meeting, the developers can tell us the problems they face in building such houses and we will then see how to provide assistance,” he said.

Nonetheless, he added that the council had been diligent in ensuring the developers fulfilled their responsibility.

MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan, when contacted, said such projects did not pose a problem to MPSJ.

“Developers have to fulfil their commitments. We check the terms before approving their applications.

“They do not necessarily need to build the low-cost houses in their projects first, as the projects are often built in phases.

“Similarly, they do not have to build all low-cost houses at one go,” he said.

He said that all low-cost housing projects in the municipality were progressing, and the council was monitoring them closely.

“We have records of the projects’ progress,” Adnan said.

He said the only problem was abandoned low-cost housing projects by developers which had gone bust.

“However, such projects have been revived recently,” he said

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sambutan meriah acara pembukaan kabin Zon 16

Penduduk-penduduk Zon 16 (Pusat Bandar Puchong dan Bandar Puteri Puchong) mengunjungi acara pembukaan kabin Zon 16 pada hari Ahad 19 Oktober. Di samping itu, ahli-ahli JKP zon 16 mengambil peluang menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri dan Deepavali bersama penduduk dengan menganjurkan jamuan makanan.

Penduduk-penduduk mendaftarkan diri sebelum acara pembukaan bermula.

Ahli Majlis Zon 16 Encik Tan Jo Hann membuka tirai dengan memperkenalkan diri dan memberi ucapan pembukaan.

Ahli Majlis Encik Tan Jo Hann menjelaskan betapa pentingnya komuniti mengembleng tenaga dan menyahut cabaran dalam memastikan Zon 16 sentiasa dalam keadaan selesa, aman dan teratur. Ini adalah sejajar dengan slogan Zon 16 iaitu "komuniti kita, tanggungjawab kita".

Ahli JKP Zon 16 bersama Ahli Majlis Encik Tan Jo Hann diperkenalkan Encik Simon Chin (selaku MC acara ini) kepada penduduk yang hadir.

Wakil polis Bandar Puteri Puchong Sarjan Matsood sudi hadir menyampaikan maklumat statistik jenayah dan taklimat keselamatan serta cara pencegahan jenayah.

Penduduk mengambil berat dan prihatin terhadap isu-isu jenayah.

Encik Tan Jo Hann memperkenalkan ahli Majlis Encik Gary Chong (dua dari kiri) dan Encik Chang Kim Loong (dua dari kanan) yang sudi hadir untuk memeriahkan acara pembukaan Zon 16.

Kanak-kanak menyalakan lampu pelita sambil berjalan semasa upacara kemuncak pelancaran website/blog Zon 16.

Website/Blog JKP Zon 16 dilancarkan.

Sesi dialog dengan penduduk.

Sesi dialog dengan penduduk.

Sesi dialog Encik Tan Jo Hann dengan wartawan.

Jamuan makanan dihadangkan sempena merayakan Hari Raya Aidilfitri dan Deepavali.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

cabin opening

Community Cabin opens on Sunday!

Come and join us on Sunday at the Wawasan Park, to be part of our Zone 16 community cabin opening! Bring your family and friends, taste the delicious Hari Raya and Deepavali, snacks and cookies! Most important of all meet the new Councilor for our zone Mr Tan Jo Hann, and also the members of the newly formed Jawatan Kuasa Penduduk (JKP), who will become the eyes and ears of our zone!

"Zone 16" tshirts will be on sale, and a call for volunteers to become part of this dynamic team will be made! A simple but creative ceremony will also be staged by children to mark the festive Hari Raya occasion and also usher in the upcoming Deepavali!

We will also be launching this blogspot and announce to the entire Subang Jaya that "Zone 16" is
alive and active. So, be part of this significant event as a resident of Zone 16! Bring your families and friends.

Don't be an observer only, but be a participant of your own community!


Councilor Tan Jo Hann

Safe Again!

Safe Again!
Two weeks ago, our JKP member discovered that the metal road barrier at the entrance of the link road at Pusat Bandar Puchong was tilting and almost falling. We immediately alerted the MPSJ Engineering Department for road works and their prompt action to restore the barrier has resulted in the structure being secured once again! Now residents and motorists can rest assured that the barrier will not fall on them as they use the link road each day! Syabas to MPSJ and to the alertness of the Zone 16 JKP!

Councilor Tan Jo Hann

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Opening Of MPSJ ZONE 16 Community Cabin

Akan datang/Coming soon: 19 OCT 08(Sunday)

Invitation letters are being distributed to Residents Associations/Joint Management Committees/Management Committees of Pusat Bandar Puchong & Bandar Puteri.

Surat jemputan sedang dihantar kepada Pertubuhan Penduduk/Joint Management Committees/Management Committees bagi kawasan Pusat Bandar Puchong & Bandar Puteri.

09:00-09:30 am: Registration
09:30-09:45 am: Opening and Welcome by Councilor Zone 16, Mr. Tan Jo Hann
09:45-10:00 am: Introduction of JKP members
10:00-10:20 am: Special messages from Honorable guests
10:20-10:35 am: Opening Activity: Special Ceremony
10:35-10:45 am: Launching of Zone 16 blogspot
10:45-11:15 am: Press conference / refreshments

09:00-09:30 am: Pendaftaran
09:30-09:45 am: Pembukaan dan Ucapan Ahli Majlis Zon 16 Encik Tan Jo Hann
09:45-10:00 am: Diperkenalkan ahli-ahli JKP
10:00-10:20 am: Ucapan khas daripada hadirin terhormat
10:20-10:35 am: Aktiviti pembukaan: Acara khas
10:35-10:45 am: Pelancaran Blog Zon 16
10:45-11:15 am: Sidang media/refreshment