The 12th AGM that was held on 23rd March 2013 went very well indeed. The attendance was very encouraging. It was a great success and I as President of RA5 wish to thanks all those who were present and supported the AGM.
I also thank all those who had faith in me by appointing me again as the President for the 2 year term.
As President, I together with my team will endeavor to serve the community to our best ability.
Wish me success, strength and good health.
President RA5 PJ
Please find attached the Minutes of the last AGM (#11). Do have a read through so that the Minutes can be confirmed and passed at the upcoming AGM.
Another REMINDER: The AGM will be held TOMORROW (23rd March, Saturday) at 2.00PM @ La Salle School Hall.
See you there !!
Secretary RA5 PJ
RA5 PJ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING #12
2.00PM Saturday, 23rd March 2013
La Salle School, Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya
My name is Ting Kian Fatt, I witness a robbery last night at Kelana
Jaya, it all happened so fast, it’s so
un-real, this is the first time that I am witnessing a robbery, this
all happened at Kelana Jaya, and I was witnessing this robbery from the
second floor of a shop lot building. The red dot in the map is where
robbery happened, this was somewhere near the Kelana Jaya LRT station.
It was about 9 to 9.30 p.m. as we were warming up getting ready to
train BJJ, habitually my instructor went over to the dojo’s window to
see if there are any more students that are late and is preparing to
come up, this is when my instructor saw there were 4 armed men wearing
motor bike helmet attacking one of my senior, holding a parang/machete
that is 1 and a half times longer than our forearms. My instructor
shouted and all of us ran to the window, (our dojo is on the second
floor). It all happened so fast, as the robbers are distracted looking
up to us at the second floor, my senior break the grip of the robbers
faced the other way and run as fast as he could never looking back. He
didn’t run up to the second floor dojo because he was afraid to bring
the fight to us, instead he ran to the housing areas, he was lucky as
one of the residents is kind enough to open their gate to let him in.
When the robbers see that my friend is running away they went back into
their car, and one of them went in to my friends car and started to
chase after my friend. They stopped in front of the house where my
friend have seek refuge in. All of us ran down from the dojo to try and
chase off the robbers, but when we are on the streets the robbers had
already speed off. There is actually a security guard that is guarding
the shop lot, but when the security guard saw the incident he quickly
ran up the shop lot, I wouldn’t blame him as he is un-armed, what
could he do against 4 men wearing helmets holding a machete.
When we talked to our senior about what had happened, what he could say
is that when he arrived at the dojo there was already a Black Honda City
with number place 2223 parked at dojo shop lot, he taught it was one of
the new students, so he parked his Toyota Hilux in front of the Honda
City and took his time to grab his stuffs, getting reading to come up
and train with us. As he opened his down and got down the car one of the
robbers is already beside him wearing a helmet and holding a machete, my
senior tried to get back up on his car but was too late. This is when my
coach went to the window and saw the robbery. My senior lost his car and
all his stuff, his wallet and hand phone is in the car and because he is
business owner, the details and address of his restaurant and his home
is also in the car, our first advise is to quickly call home to have
family members change the lock, the call his employees to change the
locks in the restaurant, then finally the banks to suspend and cancel
his credit cards.
We called the police and they came 20 to 30 minutes later, with their
Sirens blazing loudly to scare off any robbers that is still at the
crime scene so that it would be safe for their investigation.
All of us didn’t have the mood to train the whole night and we felt
very sorry for our senior, we had a brief discussion and we have come to
a conclusion that when every we come to the dojo we would come early and
come as a group and when ever we leave the dojo we will leave as a
group. The learning that I take from scarry incident is that, now a days
robbers do not just want all the money in your pocket but they will
kidnap you and ask you to withdraw all the money from your banks as
well, and after that they will ask you to drive to your house and rob
your house (just imagine if you are the only man in your house hold and
all of them are ladies).
There are a few things we could do to as a precaution to prevent being
kidnap by robbers.
- When you are driving alone and are about to park, stay in the car for
a while look around make sure that the cars that are parked around you
have no one inside them.
- Try to park closer to the entrance of any building that you are
trying to enter.
My senior is about 6 feet plus with a strong body built, when I spar
with him I would be nervous, just imagine if he could be attacked then
it could be any one of us who are smaller and are easier targets, and
for this I am really concern for all my family members who are ladies.
Please share this story so that we all could take precaution against
This evening there was an attempted snatch theft at the demolished bus
stop just before the junction leading to Phase 5 , Pantai Hillpark.
An Indian man ( slim built) attempted to snatch the handbag from a
lady, there was a struggle as the lady held on to her handbag. The
assault was aborted when a car stopped and flashed its headlights. The
thief ran and jumped into an Orange coloured Viva driven by an
accomplice and made a U turn back and left. The lady was given a lift to
The Viva has a dented front left bumper on the front left. Please watch
out for this car as it has been seen around this area. This gang could
be patrolling the area and looking out for opportunities to rob.
Please inform your security to watch out for this car.
Please kindly forward to all your friends and contacts in this area.
RA5PJ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2.00PM Saturday, 24th March 2012
La Salle School, Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya
Please note that the RA5 annual AGM will be held on the 24th March, 2PM at La Salle.
Attached is our latest newsletter.
Program below shows the calculation of lease hold. Key in your values to get the correct amount.
|Size of Land||e.g land is 10,000 sq ft|
|Years remaining||e.g Assuming you have 50 years|
|Present Value||e.g Assuming RM150.00* per sq ft (as of year 2012 market value)|
|Base on Formula:||1/4 x 1/100 x 150.00* x 49 x 10,000 = 183,750.00.|
|After taking into consideration discount of 30% (if paid within six months)|
|* - Value is just an assumption|
Here are some updates on the Freehold project status as attached. Document
Here's an update from the RA5PJ General Committee on the Lease Extension Scheme approved by the Selangor State Government. Attachment Img.pdf
WISHING YOU ALL GOOD HEALTH, MUCH HAPPINESS, AND A VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF THE DRAGON.
GONG XI FA CAI
Update: The dateline for this has been extended to End February 2012.
The Principal of Sekolah Menengah La Salle, Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya has approached the RA5PJ General Committee and requested if we could donate books to the La Salle School Library. The School is a secondary school and the students are aged between 13 and 17.
If you wish to donate books, please send it to our RA5PJ Office at No. 3 Jalan 5/19, Section 5, PJ before 31st January 2012. We will co-ordinate everything else with the School.
Thank you for your time. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year.
Herewith a brief note regarding the extension of the lease for the benefit of our esteemed members. Please go through the attachments below:
There's an article on lease hold extension at MalaysiaKini: http://www.malaysiakini.com/pages/ads/selangorku/index2.html
"Bayar RM1,000 Sahaja Dapat Geran Tanah & Lanjut Tempoh Pajakan Tanah."
Booklet that you can download from there regarding the said above: http://www.malaysiakini.com/pages/ads/selangorku/images/index2/booklet.final.docx
Outstation notifications. All NWP subscribers who are planning to be away during the long Holidays please send a private note to me at email@example.com to facilitate a heightened security checks at your homes . Keep well , safe , and enjoy the festivities.
Also please give me your full addresses , and may I also ask for the dates of your absence . Please also inform your neighbours as they probably be the first line of defence .
Further to our letter to you dated 16th June 2011 on the termination of the NWP, we now write to make a final appeal to you to subscribe for the NWF (Neighbourhood Watch Programme), if you have not done so.
If you're not sure if you have paid or your cheque is with us, please view it at NWP 2011/2012
We have listed down those who have paid at our new page NWP 2011/2012.
We are appealing to each and every one of you for your support of the Neighbourhood Watch Programme (NWP) as initiated by our Residents’ Association.
As you know, the NWP seeks to reduce opportunity, vulnerability and the number of preventable crimes with the help of a security watch patrol (we don’t have to do it ourselves!). How does this work for our benefit?
Ø The presence of security personnel in our neighbourhood contributes to improving personal safety and household security. Visible surveillance may reduce crime because of its deterrent effect on the perceptions and decision-making of potential offenders.
Ø The security patrol will be able to report suspicious activity within our area.
Hence, watching and reporting may deter offenders if they are aware of the likelihood of our security guards reporting suspicious behaviour and if they perceive this as increasing their risks of being caught.
Ø It is also possible that the NWP may reduce crime by enhancing police detection through increased flow of useful information from the security personnel to the police.
We’ve lived here long enough to know that crimes have been reported in our Lorong! A lady walking down our Lorong had her chain snatched. Our neighbour had her passenger window smashed and handbag taken as she was waiting to enter her driveway. My daughter who had parked outside my house had her handbag taken from her while being threatened with a parang. We may have the best alarm systems and good guard dogs but this can still prove inadequate as alarms have been disarmed and dogs have been poisoned. We need to ensure our Lorong is safe. We need security guards patrolling our Lorong, the more frequently the better!
Our personal experiences with the NWP have been positive. The guards are conscientious and observant. We once left our electric gate slightly ajar and the security guard on his rounds noticed it and stopped to investigate. Needless to say, this increased our confidence in the NWP. If you subscribe, your house will bear a tag identifying you as an NWP subscriber thereby entitling your premises to closer attention by the guards.
Is the NWP absolutely foolproof? No it isn’t. But we can work together to make it work for us.
Your support for the Neighbourhood Watch Program is vital in reducing preventable crime in our community. The NWP will only work if YOU, the community, support the scheme. It works if we work it, so let’s work it because the NWP is worth it! Our NWP expires at the end of this month, so your urgent consideration would be very much appreciated if you have not yet subscribed to it.
Thank you and God bless
Enid & Anne Martinez
Response to Enid & Anne Martinez by another resident:
Please refer to these files for the Timetable from Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd. for all the 3 Contractors (domestic waste, garden refuse; grass cutting & drain cleaning); including the scope of works, schedule, name and contact details (phone number and e-mail) of the contact persons.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PROGRAMME OF RA5PJ 2011 -2012
I am writing to you in my capacity as the Head of Security for the Neighbourhood Watch Programme (NWP) in Section 5 Petaling Jaya.
As you may or may not be aware, our current NWP ends on 30.6.2011 and at the last AGM of the RA5, a mandate has been given to charge a sum of RM600.00 for the renewal of NWP from 1.7.2011 to 30.6.2012.
I am writing to seek your cooperation to contribute to the safety and security in our neighbourhood by contributing towards the NWP. If we do not get sufficient subscribers, the NWP will be terminated and there will be greater risks to our personal safety and to that of our individual properties.
Please support us and payment can be made by issuing a cheque made payable to “Residents Association Section 5 P. J.” with your name and address written at the back and to drop it at the PDQ Office which is located at No. 3, Jalan 5/19 (map). Please note that the office is opened from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and you have the option of making payment by Visa/Master Card at the said office.
For those of you are not members of RA5PJ, we enclose herewith a Membership Form for you to fill up and to also deposit the same at the above mentioned office together with your payment of RM60.00 made payable as above.
Datuk N. Sivananthan
Head Security Sub-Committee RA5PJ
The 10th AGM of the Residents Association Section 5 Petaling Jaya was held on 12 March 2011 at SMK La Salle PJ.
The following documents were mail-dropped to all households in Section 5 between 24-27 Feb 2011.
RESIDENTS of Section 5 in Petaling Jaya are looking for the original land title of the area when it was owned by the Petaling Rubber Estates Limited.
According to Section 5 Residents Association secretary Datuk V Sivaparanjothi, who is also their legal adviser, the residents had in August 2009 submitted an application to Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to convert the status of their land from leasehold to freehold.
“We received a letter from the MB’s office in March last year informing us that our titles could not be converted,” said Sivaparanjothi at the Section 4 community carnival held at the Section 4 Rukun Tetangga centre in Jalan Penchala recently.
Besides enjoying the food and watching performances at the neighbourhood get-together, many residents from Section 4 and the surrounding areas also attended a meeting called by Petaling Jaya city councillor Mak Khuin Weng regarding leasehold titles.
Sivaparanjothi said they had applied to convert the land titles based on several issues:
·The area was originally a 1,538ha freehold land owned by the Petaling Rubber Estates Limited so the titles in Section 5 should follow the original status;
·Parts of Section 5, especially in Petaling Garden, have freehold titles;
·The government houses managed by the JKR in an area in Section 5 have freehold titles;
·Several houses with leasehold titles in SS4 and SS5 in Kelana Jaya have been converted to freehold titles and is therefore sets a precedent case; and
·There is a discrepancy in issuance of titles to landowners because there are several houses in Section 6 that have leasehold titles with houses near them having freehold titles.
“After we received the letter, I met the Land and Mines Department director-general and was told that we have valid grounds to pursue the matter but we need to get the original title of the area,” he said.
Based on the earlier research he had done, Mak said the government did not have the right to issue a leasehold title to land they did not own.
He said in his report published in online portal The Nutgraph, a 1955 letter issued by the Kuala Lumpur district officer concerning the “gazetting of land in Petaling Jaya as town land” had a mention about “land not in possession of the authority”.
Mak said the land was never the government’s and it was up to them to prove they owned the land.
At the meeting, many residents still had questions regarding the leasehold titles and wanted to know how they could go about converting it to freehold status.
“Some of them have showed me expiry dates on their leasehold titles that were different from the date on their quit rent receipts. Why is there a discrepancy on the dates?” queried Mak.
Section 5 RA chairman Johan Tung Abdullah said they had applied for the title conversion even before the Section 4 residents and Mak had brought up the issue.
“Now that we know more residents are also going through the same predicament, we are hoping to work together as a collective voice,” said Johan.
He said even if they could not get the freehold titles they were hoping for, they could fight for a better premium to renew the land lease.
“Most of the people in PJ Old Town are the pioneers who took the risk to invest here when it started as a satellite town. Most are now retirees who cannot afford to pay such high premiums,” he said.
The General Committee has set up a new Environment sub-committee. For a start, this team will look into neighbourhood cleanliness and will be coordinating with Alam Flora and MBPJ.
Sathish Ramachandran is heading this new sub-committee. When you notice any of the following problems, please email him at : firstname.lastname@example.org giving the details below:
For a start, the sub-committee will look into the following issues:
For complaints, please go to this page: Your Aduan
We've updated it with new contact numbers for the Director of Public Complaints at MBPJ, PJ Police and Alam Flora (Garbage collection and disposing of bulky items).There is also a link to the Public Complaints Bureau. We've heard that they respond pretty quickly.
Update: Please see this letter from the RA5 General Committee regarding the update on this issue.
A writ has been served on RA5 in respect of alleged defamatory statements made by the society during the MBPJ Public Objection meeting held on 16 June 2010 in respect of the PJ Sentral project, and the Committee is taking steps to address this issue. RA5 members will be kept informed of any further developments.
If you see someone suspicious in the neighbourhood:
Keep these numbers handy on your handphones and in your homes. Make sure everyone - you, your children, your parents - has access to the numbers.
The OCPD told us (at our Community Gathering in July 2009) that when criminals learn that residents act, and know what to do, they tend to move away. Your timely call could help prevent someone's home from being robbed.
Do read the incidents of crime in Section 5 so that you and your loved ones are aware of what is happening and take steps to be more vigilant.
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The Residents Association of Section 5 (Reg. No. 417) affectionately known as 'RA5', was formed in May 2001. A General Committee, elected every two years at the AGM, is made up of volunteers who are residents of Section 5.
Residents are also generously giving their time and thinking in several sub-commitees.
When we say ‘Section 5’, we mean the areas covering Jalan 5/1 to Jalan 5/41. This includes 40 houses on Jalan Gasing. There are 771 households in this area including 14 shops.