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Selangor Times Feb 17

Selangor Times Feb 17

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February 17 — 19, 2012
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issue 61
Healthcaresystem underattack
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Newhope forfireflies
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A mother whose baby was nearly snatchedaway in a smash-and-grab incidentlast Friday is mounting a campaignagainst snatch thieves.“I I don’t do anything now, Ieel even more unsae. I don’t wantto eel so helpless,” 31-year-oldbusiness executive Yap YannFang told
Selangor Times 
on Wednesday.Yap wants to set up a Facebook page to gather mass support andcompel the local authorities totake measures to protect womendrivers and pedestrians. She is en-listing the help o riends, some o  whom have been victims them-selves.During the 9pm incident last week, two men on a motorcycle who were wearing ull-ace hel-mets pulled up next to her carat the trac light along the roadabove the Kesas interchange oppo-site the Summit shopping mall.Te pillion rider smashed thele-rear window with an iron rodand attempted to li her 17-monthdaughter, Giselle, rom her baby-seat in the rear.
 A mum’s crusade
Te snatch thie had apparentlymistaken her daughter or a hand-bag.She said the man stopped mid- way when her daughter startedcrying beore speeding o towardsSubang Jaya.Mother and daughter were re-turning to their home in Petal-ing Jaya aer Giselle was picked uprom her nanny's house nearUSJ aipan.Yap, who recalled her ordeal toSubang Jaya assemblyperson Han-nah Yeoh on uesday, said she hadsought the lawmaker's help to startthe campaign and act as a spokes- person.“Yeoh is inuential and sheknows how important this issue is,”she said.Yap intends to orm a pressuregroup to compel Subang Jaya Mu-nicipal Council (MPSJ) to put upsigns warning women drivers and pedestrians about snatch thieves.She wants the local council toinstall closed circuit televi-sion cameras (CCVS) to moni-tor the area.She believes the stretch is a hot-spot or snatch thes and shouldbe monitored by authorities.Meanwhile, Yeoh said Subang  Jaya police chie ACP YahayaRamli would allocate more re-sources to monitor the area.She pointed out that heavy tra-fc near the Summit shopping mallduring peak hours made it easy orsnatch thieves, adding that they would usually target women whodrive alone in expensive cars.
 
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February 17 — 19, 2012
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Land available but where are the schools?
KLANG:
Te Klang Mu-nicipal Council has comeunder re or "not contain-ing" a dengue outbreak which led to the death o a42-year-old mother o ve onFeb 3.Te amily o Maria Rath-nasamy
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claim the coun-cil did little as neighboursand other amily membersgot inected weeks beore thehousewie succumbed to the virus."We are not satised with MPK as they didn't takeany action," said her husband, S Jeyabalan, at the engkuAmpuan Rahimah Hospital (HAR).He said MPK personnel were only seen ogging roadsides in their neighbourhood o Lebuh Berangan,Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, two days beore she died.Te deceased's brother, David, said Maria's 15-year-old son Jairus, cousins Paul, 15, and Elisha David 16came down with dengue between Feb 26 and Feb 27.David said their neighbours were inected much ear-lier and the outbreak there was conrmed by a doctor ata nearby Port Klang clinic who treated the cousins.Te doctor also told the amily that MPK was awarebecause it was standard practice or dengue cas-es to be reported to thecouncil as well as theHealth Department."Te council couldhave prevented thedeath i they had actedaster to contain theoutbreak." said LukeRaj, a member o theamily.However MPK hasdenied the allegation."We responded rightaer we got the den-gue report and our o-cers were on the scenetwo days aer the complaint was lodged," said MPKcommunications and public complaints director Nor-za Mahz.She said aer the cases are reported, MPK conductssite visits, ollowed by ogging the area a ew times a week between 5.30pm-8pm."We already did everything we could and even triedto respond immediately aer we got the report," shesaid.
Council blamedfor not containingdengue outbreak 
Jeyabalan (in red) and family members claiming his wife'sbody at the HTAR mortuary on Feb 3.
 
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Te Education Ministry is being accused o dragging its eet in solving the problem o insufcientChinese schools in Selangor despite seven plots o landbeing allocated in Kajang.“Since 2008, there have been no announcements ornew Chinese schools in Selangor,” said Kajang MunicipalCouncil (MPKj) councillor Lee Kee Hiong.She was speaking during a press conerence at the MPKjbuilding on Monday.Te last time there was any such announcement wason Jan 30, 2008 when Putrajaya announced that ve newChinese schools would be built in Selangor.However, SJK (C) Kota Emerald in Rawang, which was opened on Jan 3 this year, remains the only Chineseschool to have been completed ollowing theannouncement.Plots o land or schools have been allocated in Sg Long, Kajang Utama and Bukit Serdang.But Lee says the land has been le barren pending thegreen light rom the Education Ministry.“Since Bandar Mahkota was established in 2005, thereis land available or three primary, two Wawasan, onesecondary, and one religious school,” she said.She said these seven plots o land were long abandonedand have since been overgrown with shrubs.Also at the press conerence were councillors Eddie Ng and S  Chandramohan who said residents have urgedMPKj not to delay the construction o Chinese schools.“But the problem is we don’t receive applications romthe ministry or Chinese schools. Tere is nothing or usto process,” he said.He explained that up until Feb 13, MPKj’s one-stopcentre had not received any applications rom the ministryto build Chinese schools in the vicinity.
Luke Raj
 
SELANGOR TIMES
 ⁄ February 17 – 19, 2012
 
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