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Selangor Times March 9

Selangor Times March 9

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March 9 – 11, 2012
issue 64
More Selcatrevelations
Pakatan marksfour years inselangor
2 & 7
Pullout pgs
Celebratinginternational Women’s Day 
Gasinglandslide fears
Gan Pei Ling
kuala lumPur:
A landslip only days aterthe appellate court ruled against residents’ call or a publichearing on a hillside development at Bukit Gasing is raising ears o another Bukit Antarabangsa.“Tis isn’t the rst time this has happened aer heavyrain, the authorities must explain to us what’s going on,”concerned resident Agnes an told Selangor imes yesterday.Residents campaigning to halt the development sufereda major blow on uesday when the Court o Appeal ruledagainst their demands in a 2-1 majority verdict.It decided that a public hearing was not required underthe Federal erritory (Planning) Act 1982 as the project
P3KU president Jessie Yau handing over a token of appreciation to veteran iron-men (from left) DrJagjit Singh Sidhu, Yee Sze Mun and Lee Cheewee Hoe. The trio are off to the Sahara to take part in adesert marathon to raise funds for the charity organisation.
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did not involve a change in land useor an increase in population density.an said they discovered thelandslip early yesterday morning.She said a similar incidentoccurred at almost the same spot, onthe hill overlooking Jalan 1/132, shortly aer Chinese New Year.“We don’t know whether there aremore urther in (the constructionsite),” said the homemaker who haslived there or six years.She added that her neighboursacross the road, whose homes weredirectly below the project site, wereeven more worried.Despite sustained publicopposition since 2005, developerGasing Meridian SdnBhd commenced earthworks on theSanctuary Ridge Kuala Lumpur City project last August.It had appointed consultantIkram Engineering Services Sdn Bhdto monitor the construction o 69bungalows on the 15ha land, whichis supposed to put in place mitigationmeasures to ensure slope stability.Kuala Lumpur mayor an SriAhmad Fuad Ismail deended CityHall’s (DBKL) approval o the project on Monday, adding the sitebelonged to the developer andDBKL would have to spend RM135million i it were to acquire the landto gazette as a green lung.He said DBKL had alreadyapplied to gazette the neighbouring 52.6ha public land as a green lung inDecember 2010.Residents have long lobbied CityHall or a public hearing on the low-density project as it is located on thesteep slopes o Bukit Gasing.On Sunday, around 100 residentshad gathered at Jalan 1/132 to urgeDBKL to make public theenvironmental impact assessment(EIA) report on the proposeddevelopment.“We’re not against development.I they can convince us the project issae, we won’t be against it,” said JointAction Group or Bukit Gasing committee member and resident o Fraser owers Mohamed KamarMohamed.Another committee member andresident o Maxwell owers, GaryYeoh, had pointed out that BukitGasing has a history o landslides.“We don’t want to become thenext Bukit Antarabangsa,” he said lastSunday, in reerence to the landslidein Ampang which claimed the liveso ve and destroyed 40 bungalowsin 2008.Lembah Pantai member o Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was present at the site yesterday andon Sunday, called on DBKL torelease the project’s EIA as well.
Education Supplement
Selangor Times will be producing two educationsupplements this year to help school leaversdecide on the crucial question of their tertiaryeducation.The supplements on March 16 and Oct 19will be targeted especially at SPM andSTPM students who will need to determinethe best course for their future.The supplement will also be a platform for Universities and Colleagues to get their mes-sage across to students about what they haveto offer and at what cost.Our experience editorial team will also be onhand to further promote what institution of higher learning have to offer students.
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All contracts awarded without opentenders between 2006 and 2010 will be made public bySelangor during the upcoming state legislative assemblymeeting next month.“Te documents will be presented and discussed dur-ing the meeting to get approval beore they can be made public,” said Menteri Besar an Sri Khalid Ibrahim aerthe state executive council meeting on Wednesday.He pointed out the documents were classied underthe Ocial Secrets Act and any disclosure had to be car-ried out in accordance with procedures.he move ollows claims by blogger Raja PetraKamarudin that the state had dished out over RM250million in directly negotiated contracts.“We emphasise transparency in our administrationand because o that, we will reveal the tender documentsso that the people know and can make their own judge-ment on the decisions we have taken,” he said.Khalid pointed out that direct tendering o contractsor procurement and services was still in practice, espe-cially during emergencies.As an example, when there was a landslide, we had toappoint a consultant like IKRAM to investigate thesaety level immediately. In such cases, we can’t ask or a price quote,” he said.He also explained that Selangor had acted with theknowledge o the state nancial ocer in accordance withguidelines set by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com-mission (MACC).“It does not violate the Malaysian Anti-CorruptionCommission’s procedures because it was approved by stateexco members and the state nancial ocer.”
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Selangor has set aside an initial RM10 millionto und scholarship programmes or civil servants, employeesat state subsidiary companies and their children.“Te Selangor State Subsidiary Education Fund is a Corpo-rate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in line with thestate policy to share its revenue with its citizens,” said MenteriBesar an Sri Khalid Ibrahim.He said the money or the scholarship will be obtained romstate subsidiaries including the Selangor State DevelopmentCorporation (PKNS), Selangor Agriculture Development Cor- poration (PKPS), Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB),Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB and Kumpulan Perang-sang Selangor Berhad (KPS).
Selangorestablishesscholarship fund
 Alvin Yap
Families whose household income isRM1,500 and below will soon be entitled to a childcare allowance o RM100 a month, or a maximum o three children, under a new state scheme.“Te households and kindergartens must be registered with the state,” said executive councillor Rodziah Ismail yesterday.Rodziah, who is in charge o Welare and Women’sAfairs, added that only children below ve years o agequaliy or the relie.She said this during Selangor’s International Women’sDay celebrations at the state secretariat yesterday.She said Selangor’s database showed that there weresome 23,000 single mothers, with 1,000 hardcore pooramong them.Rodziah added that this year, the state had allocatedsome RM3 million or the new programme.Also at the celebrations yesterday were Puan Sri Sal-biah unut (wie o Menteri Besar an Sri Khalid Ibra-him), Lim Soo Ee (wie o state executive councillorRonnie Liu), Rawang state lawmaker Gan Pei Nei, dep-uty state assembly speaker Haniza alha and Kota Rajamember o Parliament Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
New child care schemefor deserving families
(From left) Gan, Lim, Haniza, Salbiah, Rodziah and Dr Siti Mariah.
 ⁄ March 9 – 11, 2012

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