Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

House Break-in

A house along SS20/16 was broken into on Sunday night, Dec 6.
The owner of the house went out at 8:00 pm and found his house ransacked when he came back at around 10:00 pm.
Most of the house break-ins that we have been hearing happened during the day time and through the front door, but in this case, it happened at night and through the back door.
Do you think we should have gates for our back lanes? Please share your thoughts.


Monday, November 30, 2009

New addition to our field

On Sunday morning, a group of our residents, young and not so young, got together to move a swing (very heavy) from a house in SS20/14 to the central zone field. With a bit of innovation, they managed to do it pretty well.

Moving the swing along SS20/14

Crossing the drain from the road onto the field

Amazing what teamwork can accomplish!

Well done! You guys deserve a good rest.

The strong men of SS20

All the swing needs now is a fresh coat of paint. Any volunteers??

House Break-in

Four Chinese men in two vehicles, a Proton Perdana and a Honda CRV broke into a house in SS20/14 on Saturday afternoon (28 Nov).
Police were alerted and gave chase but were not successful in catching them.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Update from Sgt. Jamil (26 Nov 2009)

There were 4 cases of crime for the past week:
1) SS20/10 – snatch theft in front of DSH
2) SS20/10 – attempted house break-in
3) SS20/23 – robbed while getting out from house
4) SS20/1 – snatch theft

And for those of you who may not have noticed yet, there is a pondok polis stationed at the corner of SS20/21 and SS20/10 to show police presence and also to try to better control the crime in our area.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Article from the Star, Metro Section, 4 November 2009

Please click on the link below to view the story in respect of MPBJ's Best Neighbourhood Contest 2008/2009 from a local daily

DJROA bags trophy and RM50,000 for being the best

Posted by Kit
4 November 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009



Dear Sir / Madam,

On behalf of SS20 residents, the RT SS20 committee would like to invite you and family to our RTSS20 neighbourhood dinner (sponsored by RT) on 3 Nov 09 (Tuesday) 8pm at Central Zone Padang (SS20/14).
This gathering is to celebrate SS20 being awarded the 2nd placing in the Petaling Jaya Best Neighbourhood 2008/2009 competition organised by MBPJ (see We also congratulate our RT chairperson Puan Eileen Thong for being awarded the Anugerah Penghargaan Pemimpin Masyarakat Berjasa Petaling Jaya.

We thank all SS20 residents, corporate entities, commercial units and DU police for your cooperation and support to make SS20 a safer, cleaner and friendly neighbourhood. Come and get to know more neighbours better!

Dato Koh ……… for RT committee SS20 (1 Nov 2009)

Posted by Kit
1 November 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rukun Tetangga SS20 wins 2nd place in MPBJ Best Neighbourhood Contest 2008 / 2009

The winners of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) 2008 /2009 Best Neighbourhood Contest were announced last night.

The contest, which began in 2001, sees judges from several non-government organisations visiting the participating neighbourhoods to interview the residents and also to see the projects implemented by the people for the community there.

The competition also looks at how the neighbourhood committee communicates with the city council and works with the authorities towards making the community a better place.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim presented the awards to the winners. DJ ROA in Damansara Jaya was chosen as the best neighbourhood this year BAGGING a RM50, 000 development fund and a trophy.

I am pleased to announce that our very own neighbourhood, SS20, having entered this competition this year for the very first time ever, won 2nd place (out of 25 contestants) and bagging a trophy and RM30,000 development fund! Congratulations to the RT SS20 committee members, security zone members and all residents who have made this achievement possible. On top of this our very own RT Chairwoman, Pn Eileen Thong was among three leaders who won Best Local Leader competition and were chosen based on their leadership, excellence in organisation and committee’s initiative. Congratulations Eileen!

Eileen Thong would like to provide a special mention to Selina, Kit and Gek Ean for comiling reports and proof of RT activities, documentation received, newspaper cuttings, powerpoint presentation which were submitted at the eleventh hour and by burning the midnight oil. Also, Eileen would like to thank her son, Thong Weng Hon for his support in bearing administration and various office charges that Eileen incurred on his legal firm when executing the contest submission documents.

According to the judges, they chose RT SS20 as one of the winners because of the following: -

-Tremendous effort on submission for contest
-Involvement of many active participants
-Participation of residents in various activities
-Dynamic leadership shown
-Innovative community policing scheme
-Resourceful despite various limitations

On the actual meet the judges day at the end of May 2009, all of the residents of SS20 put up an incredible show of support together with the invalueable help and presence of the the PJ police force together with their horses and dogs units, headed by Supt Razak. In addition, RT SS20 would also like to thank the support and kind hospitality shown by Damansara Specialist Hospital, in particular En Ismail, Madam Khoo, En Hazlin and Ms Juanita.

The Central Zone Committee headed by Dato Koh, Leong, Alex and Andrew also played a tremendous role that day in preparing the field and Jacqueline and Kit also did well in organising the children for the "welcoming of the judges". Eileen would also like to thank all residents who contributed one way or another especially Mary, Say Poh, Datin Koh and the list goes on...

I have been a resident here in SS20 for over 7 years now and I must say that the past 18 months have seen many positive changes in this neighbourhood ranging from security improvements, gotong royong, community events and greater neighbourood friendliness in our area. Our neighbours are getting to know each other very well. With the additional RM30,000 for the whole area of SS20, I am certain the RT SS20 committee will listen to the needs of the community and would channel the development funds to improve the welfare of the residents.

Keep up the great work! Its exciting times for SS20!

Posted by Kit
31 October 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bag Slasher

Hi, I received the following email from a friend who stays in TTDI. This incident happened on Sunday, Oct 25 at the TTDI market.

Dear neighbours,

I fell victim to a bag slasher at the TTDI wet market this Sunday morning. This person is a real pro; I was not pushed in any way and didn't feel a thing. I only discovered that my wallet was missing from my little carry bag when I wanted to pay for vegetables. The stall holder noticed a slash on the carry bag. Luckily my handphone was not filched, and my car keys were in my pants pocket. I lost about RM200 cash and my credit card. By the time I reported the loss of my credit card about 40 mins later, the thief had already used my card at the Bukit Kiara Caltex petrol station.

Mrs Chan, who operates a fish stall, told me that I was the second victim this morning. She says that a Myanmarese woman is the bag slasher and there have been many such cases at the market, esp on weekends when there are many people. I suspect that my bag was slashed as I traversed the concourse and through the lane flanked by vegetable stalls where there were many people. There's probably a syndicate operating there.

I made a police report in the morning and this was followed by an interview with the investigating officer in the afternoon.

Hope you will all be more careful at the market and pasar malam.

LM Lam
30 LZ

Saturday, October 3, 2009


A very big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who joined in the voluntary patrolling during the Hari Raya holidays led by Mr. Leong from the Central Zone and also to all the brave young men from the Southern Zone who went patrolling all the zones either in their cars or on their bicycles.

Wishing everyone a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and see y’all at the potluck party tonight!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Security Update

Hi residents,

I don't want to alarm you but the thieves seem to be on a house-breaking spree. From what I heard, on Saturday alone, there were 4 break-ins in the Southern Zone and 1 attempted break-in in the Central Zone.

So please take extra security measures before you leave your homes.
The Security Committee is stepping up on voluntary patrolling. If you have the spare time, please consider joining them in patrolling.
For more details, call 016-2076888.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear fellow residents,

The consent survey over the proposal to keep only one entrance / exit (Road 13) open in Central Zone during the Raya holidays from 19 to 22 Sep 09 has produced the following results:

a. Total number of residential houses in central zone = 243.

b. Number of unoccupied houses = 11.

c. Number of houses covered by this survey = 232

d. Total number of "agree" response =120 ( 52%)

e. Total number of "disagree" response =1 ( > 1%)

f. Total number of no response =111 ( 47%)

Since the "agree" response is less than the minimum of 66%, the above proposal will not be implemented. Therefore, all 3 entrances / exits of central zone shall remain open as per present arrangement.

Please pass the word around to your neighbours who may not be in our emailing list.

Thank you all for participating in the survey. Do continue to maintain vigilence and good neighbourhood watch.

Best regards and Selamat Hari Raya.

From the Security Committee RT SS20 Central Zone.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our drum barriers

Following my Somebody moved our barrier posting several weeks ago, our neighbours have welded together some of the drums with steel bars on the top so that they cannot be pushed apart. Thank you

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Beware, the Black Nissan Murano ....

Carjacking !!

During our recent Thursday night update from Sgt Jamil, he told us to be cautious of a black Nissan Murano.

A group of people (may include a woman) in this vehicle goes around targeting single drivers especially single lady drivers, nudge their car from behind. When the victim gets out of the car to check, they will rob him/her and hijack his/her car.

If you encounter such a situation and suspect something amiss, DO NOT get out of your car. Drive straight to the nearest police station.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

3 cars broken into along SS20/10

Three cars parked along SS20/10 near the Damansara Specialist Hospital “second gate” were broken into at around 6:45 pm Saturday, 25 July 2009. All 3 cars had one of their rear windows smashed. The owner of this car said that he had a bag placed on the seat. The bag was taken by the thief (or thieves). We informed the DSH guards to contact the car owners.

Be cautious when turning into SS20/10

This photo taken at 6:55 pm Saturday, 25 July 2009, shows the owner of the car arguing with the motorcyclist regarding the accident.
The motorcyclist had came out from the DSH main gate, rode against the one-way street, and rammed into the car which was making a right turn from SS20/21 into SS20/10.
The motorcyclist claimed that he works at DSH and said that he always turns out from the hospital against the traffic even though he knows it's a one-way street.
The car driver is one of our SS20 residents from the Northern Zone.

There have been too many cases of inconsiderate drivers and motorcyclist driving or riding against the SS20/10 one-way street. The MBPJ, RT and DSH should find a solution to this.

Somebody moved our barrier

Saturday, 25 July 2009, 6:21 pm.
Our barrier drums along SS20/17 were moved.
An Indian motorcyclist wanted to pass through, but on seeing us walking towards the drums decided to turn into the road in front of the shops towards Extra Super Tanker Restaurant.
Following behind were 2 Malay motorcyclists who also turned into SS20/17 but then turned back down onto SS20/10 towards the hospital. We have a feeling that these 2 are the ones who smashed the car windows.
I moved the drums back into place and when I walked by again around 7:15 pm, the drums were moved apart yet again. I suspected that the drums were moved by the two gardeners to go through with their motorcycles. As their motorbikes were parked in front of the bungalow, I photographed their number plate, which they saw me do. By 7:40 pm the drums were moved back into place.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SS20 Residents Celebrate Wedding of Community Police

Residents welcoming Chief Inspector Thomas

Chief Inspector Thomas giving his endorsement on the gated community project to RT chairperson Puan Eileen Thong

Residents and police gathered for the celebration

Residents happily interacting with the newly weds

SS20 residents getting to know Puan Ida, the new bride

The newly weds, constable Reio & Ida

Constable Reio & his bride Ida cutting wedding cake

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dear fellow residents,

Blog. Rukun Tetangga SS20 is chalking up another milestone in launching a blog for central zone. This will serve as an additional tool for sharing of information, ideas and opinions on RT activities and events for residents with internet access. This flyer also serves to inform residents of the blogspot so that more of us can also interact through it. For the launching of the security committee has offered to post an article as follows:


Exploited Weakness. SS20 started its community policing programme and neighbourhood watch campaign almost a year ago. It is timely to reflect on how far we have gone and where we are going in our effort to reduce crime rate in our area. The success of community policing rests on building up close rapport among the community and the local police so that we can complement and support one another in combating crime. Criminals have been able to commit crimes and get away with ease by exploiting the element of surprise and one major weakness of most urban communities, ie, most neighbours do not know each other well enough and they rarely lookout for each other.

Building Rapport. It is obvious that we need to overcome our major weakness in order to have any chance of success in combating crime. Building up rapport among neighbours and with our local police is a sensible priority. It is heartening to note that our weekly fellowship meeting and security briefing by our local police (Thursday 9 pm) at our central padang have been able to act as a catalyst to generate and sustain the enthusiasm of more and more residents to get involved in the community policing programme and neighbourhood watch campaign. The occasional potluck dinner also helped to bring our community, including our local police closer together. Other Rukun Tetangga social activities also contribute greatly towards building rapport among residents, such as the free “xiang gong” exercise held every morning 7am at central padang (SS20/12) led by Sifu Andrew, and line dancing also at central padang (Mon 8pm–10pm for intermediate class at RM25/month, Wed 7.30pm – 8.30pm for beginners at RM20/month). It is assessed that our neighbourhood rapport is reasonably high as can be seen in the generous donations and support given to our gated project and the increasing participation by residents in community activities. With such good neighbourhood rapport, our community is also ready to move beyond security issues onto environmental hygiene issues in order to make our area clean and healthy, befitting a middle class suburb, and not be under constant dengue threat.

Security Concept. No single security measure is 100% effective in preventing crimes. However, each security measure will contribute towards plugging the security gaps and reducing the crime rate. Therefore our security concept encompasses several complementary security measures ranging from individual security awareness to collective effort like neighbourhood watch. Neighbourhood watch is our core activity where every resident can OBSERVE & REPORT anything suspicious to the police. There is minimal extra cost in keeping a good lookout as we go about doing our daily routines. Other measures include regular police patrols, weekly joint police/resident patrols, private security patrols as subscribed by some residents, and recently, our gated project. We noticed there has been a significant reduction of car and motorcycle traffic in our gated central zone. However, residents are cautioned not to be lulled into a false sense of security. Crime can still happen in a gated zone. Residents must continue to be vigilant and practise good neighbourhood watch that have been condensed into its essence as OBSERVE & REPORT.

Feedback. We shall be assessing the effectiveness of our gated zone in combination with all other security measures in place. Possible further measures that may be considered are fenced up back lanes; security lighting for back lanes; CCTV: random police road blocks; etc, etc. Residents are encouraged to give feedback and ideas on old and new security measures with the aim to further reduce the crime rate in our area. Do debate about them with your neighbours and let us hear your reasoning for or against any particular security measure. With more heads brainstorming on security measures to be taken, we are more likely to achieve a happy balance of improving security without making life more difficult for ourselves.

Thank you and best regards.

For Security Committee SS20 Central Zone.

Useful Phone Nos:

Police Station Damansara Utama: 03-77222222, 03-77284379.

Officer Commanding Station Police DU, Chief Inspector Thomas: 012 606 6021.

Deputy OCS Police DU, Sgt Major Jipa: 012 222 4937.

Police In Charge of SS20 area, Sgt Jamil: 017 256 7761.

Police MCC Bukit Aman: 03- 22627555, 03- 22626444.

Rakan Cop: 03- 21159999, 03- 20529999.

Rakan Cop SMS: 32728.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

ss20-crime bulletin .central zone by ylhoe

The Security Barriers consisting of metal drums and barrier poles have all been set up. Majority of the residents welcome the measures taken.

Since the metal drums were put up last month, there has been a marked decrease of m/cycle and other vehicle traffics entering our area. MOST IMPORTANT, there have also been a decrease of snatch thieves and vehicle break-in.

Although the above measures take cannot totally wipe out the criminal actitives, it is IMPORTANT that all residents cooperate fully and keep look-out for suspicious characters and call our friendly Police 03 77222222.

Also, residents who have not attended the EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT MEETING AT 9 PM should try to do so to hear police briefing, patrolling and give feed backs.
Car stickers are still available and those who have not purchased them are advised to do so. It will be easier for the Police and our Security Commitees to recognise Residents vehicles when we conduct random security check at Security Barriers.

Have a SAFE and SECURE LIVING in SS20 central zone.
BY Y. L. Hoe - Member, Security commitee.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Kid on the Blog - launched on 2 July 09

RT chairperson Puan Eileen launched SS20Central Blog

Residents had a preview of the blog

Residents are concerned over crime updates

Residents listened intently to security update and information sharing