Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

April 30, 2010

RA Council – Extend initiative to Penang

Filed under: RA — mollyosc @ 12:27 pm

Extend initiative to Penang.

Extend initiative to Penang

SEVERAL residents’ associations have proposed that The People’s Voice campaign initiated by The Star and Red FM be organised in Penang as well.

Taman Sri Nibong Residents’ Association chairman Hwang Hong Shi said the campaign would serve as a platform for the formation of a council of residents’ associations in Penang.

“This will be an effective channel to get all the residents’ associations (RAs) to come together as one strong entity to serve the community more effectively.

“It will also help to revitalise those RAs that have been fading out or deregistered over the years,” he said in response to the campaign which was launched in Menara Star, Petaling Jaya, on Sunday.

Themed ‘You’ve Got The Power’, the campaign kicks off in the Klang Valley on May 9, providing a platform for RAs to engage with the local councils and relevant agencies, directly and effectively.

A series of mini carnivals will be held at selected neighbourhoods in the next 12 months, where residents can relate their grouses to the local authorities, take part in forums and other activities.

Hwang said he was delighted to know that The Star had taken the initiative to kick start the idea.

“With the newspaper’s wide coverage and popularity, it can serve as a middleman combining the effort of all RAs in Penang to strengthen their resources for better service.

“We want to help each other in keeping Penang clean and reduce crime,” he said, adding for instance, a tree planting project would see greater impact if all RAs were involved.

Bandar Bayan Baru Residents’ Association secretary Chan Kim Beng said several RAs under the Batu Uban constituency initiated the Federation of Residents’ Association and Management Corporations some years ago and even drew up the constitution.

“But things quietened down after a while, especially when administrative matters and paperwork needed to be sorted out,” he said, referring to the fact that there are over 100 RAs in Penang.

Datuk Syed Jaafar Syed Ali, who is the association’s former chairman, said the campaign would be most welcomed in Penang as it encouraged more RAs to voice their opinion.

“Sometimes it is not easy for them to get in touch with certain sectors and the best alternative is to go through the press to create an impact and draw the local authorities’ attention.

The Star is providing a good opportunity for them to voice their grievances and more importantly, to know that someone will be addressing their problem,” said Syed Jaafar, who stepped down from the post last year after 25 years,

Rumah Hijau Residents’ Association chairman A. Tamilselvan also voiced similar views, saying the media was the most effective platform to get the authorities to take action.

“We hope the press can convey our message accurately to help the community solve any local issue,” he added.


The Star interviewed three Residents’ Associations regarding their proposal for the formation of a Council of RAs in Penang. Our TSNRA President,  Mr Hwang Hong Shi , was one of those interviewed by Star reporter Ann Tan in the article above. We hope that this RA Council would become a reality in the near future – the editor

April 28, 2010

People’s Voice in the Star – RA Council

Filed under: RA — mollyosc @ 5:29 am

New avenue for residents to get in touch with the authorities.

THE STAR Tuesday April 27, 2010

New avenue for residents to get in touch with the authorities


WITH about 170 residents associations in the Klang Valley, The Star’s People’s Voice campaign will provide a platform for residents to engage directly with their respective local authorities and relevant agencies.

“We want to bring all the RAs together. The Star would not be what it is today if not for you,” Star Publications (M) Bhd executive director and group chief editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said during the official launch of the campaign at Menara Star, Petaling Jaya, on Sunday.

“In the past, a newspaper was strictly a print media. Now, we have SMS alerts, StarOnline, Web TV and three radio stations.

“As an integrated news organisation, we’ll be there as a bridge between RAs and the authorities. When we combine resources, we can have a louder voice,” Wong said.

Themed You’ve Got The Power, the campaign kicks off on May 9 at the BU3 community hall in collaboration with the Bandar Utama Residents Association and would see a total of 24 carnivals held over the course of one year at selected residential areas.

Among the activities lined up for the carnivals are forums with local authorities, performances, games and live broadcasts by RedFM.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, who launched the event, said the event signalled a change in the way local authorities could further focus on the needs of citizens and react quickly and efficiently.

“The platform provided by The Star and RedFM is simple and friendly. It is an accessible way for everyone, regardless of whether it is an individual, community or residents association, to voice their grouses, give feedback or, if we are lucky, commend local authorities on our work and initiatives.

“Ultimately, we are faced with new challenges every day and all local authorities and agencies must see this as an opportunity to be in tune with the heartbeat of their city and residents.

“The campaign will provide an innovative way for collaboration of communities and local authorities and will help us deliver better quality public services more efficiently,” Fuad said.

Besides more than a hundred representatives from the various residents associations in the Klang Valley, the launch was also witnessed by Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed.

After a question and answer session, the guests were entertained by local comedian Harith Iskandar.

Together with Star Publications (M) Bhd executive director Ng Beng Lye and RedFM chief executive officer Lim Cheng Hee, Wong, Fuad and Arjunaidi also unveiled the RedFM’s The People’s Voice cruiser.

According to Lim, besides being present at the carnival locations, the cruiser would also be visiting various locations in the Klang Valley over the weekdays.


We were delighted to read this article and have contacted Star. We are very keen to initiate the formation of a RA Council in Penang so that we will have a louder voice to liaise with the authorities.

– the editor

April 14, 2010

Interactive Health Tutorials

Filed under: from the editor — mollyosc @ 3:01 am

Visit our new health link below. It is a really comprehensive.

Using animated graphics,  each tutorial explains a procedure or

condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.


April 5, 2010

Your Outlook in Life

Filed under: from the editor — mollyosc @ 2:36 pm

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