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Selangor Times June 24-26, 2011 / Issue 30

Selangor Times June 24-26, 2011 / Issue 30

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 June 24 — 26, 2011
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issue 30
Outrage overcleaningservices
RentalRates nothigh
 
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Selangor to battle Alam Flora in court
By
 Alvin Yap
 
shah alaM:
Alam Flora Sdn Bhd's applica-tion or a judicial review on Selangor's decision toend their cleaning concession contract and returnoperations to local government will be challengedin court.an Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he regretted the moveby the company to stop the state and local authoritiesrom continuing to hold open tenders or the clean-ing contracts."We are considering iling aSpeaking aer an executive coun-cil meeting, Khalid said Selangorhas appointed its own lawyers torepresent the state and local govern-ments to ask the High Court tochallenge Alam Flora's applicationor a judicial review.Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) and ShahAlam city councils (MBSA) as wellas the municipalities o Subang Jaya(MPSJ), Klang (MPK), Kajang (MPKj) and Selayang (MPS) re-ceived stay notices last week.Alam Flora is attempting to stopthe Selangor government romhanding over cleaning services tolocal councils, as was the practice prior to 1998.Prior to a ederal privatisationexercise, local councils handled theirown cleanliness and maintenancetasks.Te state's decision to hand backthe tasks to local governments tohandle their own cleaning servicesis expected to save up to RM20 mil-lion on commission ees.MPK made history this year when it announced a RM10 millionsurplus in its 2010 budget aer tak-ing over garbage management romAlam Flora last year.Khalid pointed out that Selangor was committed to providing themost ecient and transparent clean-ing services to ratepayers.A MBPJ councillor, who askedto remain anonymous, said localgovernment should not be dictatedby a private company.“Councils and municipalitiesconstantly get the rap rom ratepay-ers over shoddy cleaning and gar-bage collection,” the councillor said."But we have little control over thecounter suit as we eel that AlamFlora's actions have ulterior motives,and was done to sabotage the stateand local councils' eorts to in-crease eiciency and quality o service to ratepayers," said the Men-teri Besar on Wednesday.Te waste management conces-sionaire had fled the judicial reviewat the Shah Alam High Court on June 10 and had obtained a stayorder pending their application.Selangor has already consultedits State Legal Advisor and lawyers who gave an opinion that the wastemanagement company does nothave legal grounds or a judicial re- view and will seek to set it aside.company that is handling theseservices."he councillor also said localgovernments are responsible to- wards ratepayers as the ormer col-lect assessments to provide cruciallocal services.Meanwhile, several local councilsin Selangor are continuing to short-list new contractors to handle streetcleaning services to ensure that thereis no disruption o service.Alam Flora, however, had de-clined to comment on the matter.“As you know, a judicial review was fled in court. We will leave it tothe court to decide,” the Alam Floraocial told
Selangor Times 
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FIRE-FIGHTING TRAINING: A PetalingJaya SS2 resident learns how to putout a fre during their neighbourhoodHealth and Saety Day last Saturdayas members o the Fire and RescueDepartment keep a close eye nearby.
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SHAH ALAM:
Anyone who contin-ues to conduct open burning in JohanSetia and other parts o Selangor willhave to ace the ull brunt o the law.Elizabeth Wong said under the En- vironmental Quality Act 1974, culpritscan be jailed or up to ve years andned up to RM500,000.Te executive councillor said Selan-gor Department o Environment (Doe)has been instructed to strictly enorcethe law.“Te state will not tolerate those whoconduct open burning as the activitiesdestroy our quality o lie,” said Wong. Wong said the rm stand is neededto combat the reccurring problem.She pointed out that the agricul-tural sector was taking advantage o thedry period to practise open burning toclear vegetation or ertilise the soil.Tree locations in the state have beenidentied as hotspots.wo are located in Klang - JohanSetia and Bandar Puteri Klang. heother is on ederal land which has beenleased out to an agricultural companyor arming.Doe has been reminding the publicagainst conducting open burning in the wake o the haze problem.In mid-May, the Air Pollutant Index(API) reading carried out by Doearound Selangor had reached “moder-ate” to “unhealthy” levels.At one point, Port Klang recordedan “unhealthy” level with its API reach-ing 104.Doe head Datin Paduka Che AsmahIbrahim recently said the public shouldnot conduct open burning during dryspells as it would worsen the haze.
Open burning culpritsto face legal action
 Wong: Waterdisruption notdue to shortage
SHAH ALAM:
Water levels at all dams remain high as thestate maintains Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) onlyhave themselves to blame or the supply disruption aecting millions.“I want to stress to residents in aected areas that thedisruption is because o maintenance work by Syabas andnot because o inadequate water supply,” said Elizabeth Wong on Wednesday.he water concessionaire had claimed that ongoing negotiations on the restructuring o Selangor’s waterservices industry had made itdiicult or the company toredistribute supply rom other plants to areas aected bythe cuts.But this has also been reuted by Wong, whose porto-lio includes consumer aairs.“he statement made by Syabas blaming the water re-structuring negotiations is not accurate since the privati-sation o water began in 1997. Syabas has not carried outupgrading works o water treatment plants since thattime.”Syabas announced the cut on uesday which aected parts o Kuala Lumpur, Gombak, with Petaling and HuluSelangor districts mostly aected.It told residents to stock up on water to last the 48-hourcut that began Wednesday morning and is projected tolast until this morning. Wong is urging the Ministry o Energy, Water andGreen echnology to review Syabas’s ability and ei-ciency in managing the state’s water supply.Shah Alam and Putrajaya are deadlocked over the re-structuring o the ragmented water services industry, which was privatised in the 1990s.
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Tang Hui Koon, Chong Loo Wah, Gan Pei Ling,Basil Foo, Alvin Yap, Gho Chee Yuan, Brenda Ch’ng
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Councils urged to makeSelangor more disabled-friendly
By
Brenda Ch’ng
PETALING JAYA:
All localgovernments have been ordered toset up technical committees to makeSelangor more disabled-riendly.o date, only the Petaling JayaCity Council (MBPJ) has ormed atechnical working committee tooversee disabled acilities.“We will make sure all councilsadopt the barrier-ree zone initiativesor the disabled community by year’send,” said Ronnie Liu.Te executive councillor or localgovernment said it was also impor-tant or all councils to start building more disabled-riendly acilities thatcould also be used by senior citizens.Among improvements being suggested are ramps or buildings,toilets or handicaps, disabled a-cilities at banks, tack-tiles as guid-ing blocks or the blind on streetsand easy to access public transpor-tation.“It is crucial that these improve-ments be carried out with urgency,especially improvements in publictransportation,” said Liu.He also urged councils to pro- vide ree transportortation or thedisabled.At present, MBPJ has two vansto transport the disabled around thecity during weekdays.A seminar titled “Creating aBarrier Free City: Challenges andApproaches in Selangor” was organ-ised by MBPJ yesterday (June 23)to spur councils to move orward.Representatives rom othercouncils, non-government organisa-tions (NGOs), members o thedisabled society and the public at-tended the seminar.Liu launched the seminar withMBPJ mayor Datuk MohamadRoslan Sakiman and local council-lor Anthony Siva Balan.“It is time the public and govern-ment did more or the disabled,” saidRoslan.Roslan also introduced a com-munication aid book illed withuseul signages to help the disabledget around the city.Te book will be given ree todisabled people in Petaling Jaya.
Free travel on LatarExpressway for now 
KUALA LUMPUR:
he KualaLumpur-Kuala Selangor (Latar) Express- way was ofcially opened yesterday, and willremain toll-ree until Aug 31.Motorists rom towns like Puncak Alam,Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Sungai Buloh,Kundang, Rawang and Selayang are ex- pected to benet rom the new highway. Works Minister Datuk Shaziman AbuMansor opened the highway.Te highway’s toll booths at empler’sPark, Kuang East/Kuang West and Ijok willstart charging rates on Sept 1.Class I or private vehicles will be chargedRM2, Class II vehicles (with two axles andve to six wheels; excluding buses) RM4,Class III vehicles (with three or more axles;excluding buses) RM6, Class IV vehicles(axis) RM1 and Class V vehicles (Buses)RM4.Te newly-completed 33km dual-car-riageway starts near empler’s Park, Gom-bak, and ends in Ijok, Kuala Selangor.KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Berhad(KLSEB) has received a 40-year concessionto operate Latar.KLSEB chairperson Datuk MohamadRazali Othman said the idea to build Latar was mooted 15 years ago.However, the project was halted due tothe 1997 nancial crisis. It was resumed in2007.“In providing the north-west region itsown road network and interchanges, com-muters will experience aster travel,” saidKLSEB chie executive ofcer Amran Amir.Latar will provide an alternative to con-gested roads like the Middle Ring Road 2(MRR2) and the F54 (Jalan Sungai Bu-loh-Kuala Selangor).Te expressway will also provide accessto Guthrie Expressway, Plus North-SouthHighway and the uture West Coast High- way.Te empler’s Park interchange at Exit2508 will enable motorists rom KL, Raw-ang and Selayang to arrive at the other endo the expressway in only 18 minutes.hose travelling rom Sungai Buloh,South Rawang, Damansara and Kuang canenter Latar through the Kuang interchangeat Exit 2506.Latar also provides easy access to PuncakAlam, Alam Jaya, Kota Puteri, Desa Coal-elds and other towns in Kuala Selangorthrough the Puncak Alam interchange atExit 2503.Te Ijok interchange at Exit 2501 along Latar also provides easy access to Ijok, As-sam Jawa, Kuala Selangor, Kampung Baruand Bestari Jaya.wo rest stops have been built on bothsides o the expressway with acilities liketoilets, surau, eateries, picnic spots and playgrounds.Latar is also equipped with CCVs,traic control devices, emergency tele- phones every two kilometres and a 24/7trafc control centre, apart rom having a24-hour patrol team.
 Anthony (left) and Roslan presenting a token of appreciation to Liu.
 
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89
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Rambutan
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1kg per pkt
3
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49
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RomaineLettuce250g per pkt/Butterhead150g per pkt
FIRSTCHOICE
Swiss Roll(AssortedFlavours)FriedChickenPartsOriginal/Spicy
PICK &MIX
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SUNLICO
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PowderLaundryDetergent(AssortedVariants) 4.5kg
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1 can of 9 SPOT IsotonicDrinks 325ml worth
RM1.29
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SCOTCH BRITE Cleaning SpiralBall worth
RM6.00
andSPRITZER Pop Drink(Assorted Flavours) 325mlworth
RM1.29
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PLANTA
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EMBORG
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COCA COLA/VANILLA COKE/SPRITE
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RM1.39
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6
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KING CUP
Sardine/Mackerelin Tomato Sauce 425g
FAIR & LOVELY
Multivitamin Cream80g
LUX
Bar Soap(Assorted V
 
ariants)3 x 85g
32
99
21
79
 ANLENE
 
Milk Powder Regular1.2kg
 
(Limited to 3 packs per customer)
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SHIELDTOX
Aerosol Attack2 x 600ml
INI IALAH IKLAN RACUN PEROSAK 
 JASMINE
1 Super 5% TempatanRice 10kg
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Burger 420g
3
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Beef
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