March 4 6, 2011
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Tang Hui Koon, Chong Loo Wah, Gan Pei Ling, BasilFoo, Yasleh Hani Mat Yassin, Alvin Yap
Nick Choo, James Ang
Jimmy C. S. Lim
Timothy Loh, Ivan Looi
Faekah Husin, Arfa’eza Abdul Aziz
Gated communities must comply with allguidelines to avoid a recurrence o the recent tragedy inKepong where a locked barrier delayed ireighters romreaching a re.“Although the incident happened in Kuala Lumpur, it servesas a lesson to all Resident Associations (RA) and localgovernments in Selangor that regulations must be ollowed,”said state executive councillor Ronnie Liu.Last week, 33-year-old Annie Ong Yen and her two-year-olddaughter Artina Loke Xin Yu died in a blaze in Taman Sri Sinarwhen reghters had to cut a lock on a barrier beore they couldreach them.Liu, whose portolio includes local government, listed verules that needed to be ollowed and enorced with immediateeect:
local government beore putting up any barriers.
beore it can be implemented.
be sealed permanently.
vehicles. Liu said the issue was turning contentious becausethese rules were being ignored.“I will be meeting the heads o local authorities soon to seektheir views, and a orum will be held with communities to allowthem to voice their concerns,” he said.
Follow rulesto avoid tragedy
Desperate plea for water
Gan Pei Ling
Desperate residents o Ruvena Villa Apartment in Taman PutraPerdana are resorting to alternativemeasures to get water since their supplywas cut a week ago.Hundreds o amily take showers athighway rest stops and wash their laundryat petrol stations while others get waterrom re hydrants.“We go wherever we can nd water,”
housewie had come to
oce with three other anxious residentsto seek help.Hayati said this was the third timetheir water supply had been cut.
management company, LT Sdn Bhd,Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas)and the Sepang District Council whentheir supply was cut or three days.LT, a subsidiary o Talam Corporation,did not attend the meeting although theywere invited.However, Syabas restored their watersupply aer the residents collected aboutRM30,000 to settle part o their arrears
the amount to Syabas.“We don’t know who else we can turn
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The insurance agent said it wasunair that those who paid their waterbills also suered rom the water cut.
management com-pany should punishonly those whodon’t pay theirbills,” said Alice.She said eventhough they are Se-langor residents,the apartmentunits’ occupants donot enjoy the 20cubic metre reewater rom the Se-langor government.She said theywere being charged
metre by LT, with bills going as high asRM200 a month or some amilies.
same area included Kiambang Apart-ment, Siantan Apartment and Ke-nanga Apartment.“We try to be patient, but some o the residents, including pregnantwomen, have had to walk up ve foorsto transport their water,” Alice added.
could not reach LTat press time.Meanwhile, Syabas corporate aairsexecutive director Halem Mat Somsaid Syabas was prepared to meet themanagement company to resolve theproblem.“The management company cancome orward to discuss with Syabasways to settle this problem,” saidHalem.
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(From let) Azizah Mohd, 40, with her child, Hayati, and KamisahSaidin, 42, at Selangor Times’ ofce to relate their woes.