Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

November 20, 2014

Penang Goes Orange 2014

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Official Launch

Tuesday 25 November 2014

6.00 – 10.00 pm at Queensbay Mall

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).

The campaign named ‘Penang Goes Orange 2014′ kicks off on 23 November and will run until 10 December with various community activities, including a program at the George Town Literary Festival on 28 November. It is also in line with the international “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence” campaign.

The official Penang Goes Orange 2014 campaign launch will be held at Queensbay Mall on 25 November, from 6pm to 10pm. According to State EXCO and Padang Lalang Assemblyperson Chong Eng, the campaign takes its inspiration from the United Nation’s designated “Orange Day” which is designated on the 25th of every month to highlight the issue of gender violence.

“It is important for us to understand and accept that violence against women is not just a personal problem. It is a public problem, a Malaysian problem and a Penang problem.

“Violence against women destroys lives, damages families, costs millions of ringgit in healthcare and the economy, and hurts the progress of society,” she said.

Chong Eng said that a total of 4,025 domestic violence cases were reported in Penang from 2000 to 2013. This included 117 rape cases and 90 outrage of modesty cases. Researchers believe many abuse cases are unreported due to social stigma and cultural barriers which favor men. Gender inequality has been pointed out as the root cause of violence against women.

In some cases, action is not taken until it is too late. In August 2013, Madam Lai Siew Fong was burnt to death in Bukit Mertajam, she suffered 70% burns on her body and was battling against her wounds for 40 days in the Penang Hospital. She left behind two sons, who were only 6 and 10 years old. This cruel act was allegedly committed by her husband.

“Malaysia cannot be a developed nation if we believe that it is normal and acceptable to physically, emotionally and mentally abuse our wives, sisters, daughters and friends,” Chong said.

All Malaysians are invited to show their support by participating in the activities during the Penang Goes Orange campaign. The aim of this campaign is to promote women’s and human rights and to eliminate violence against women.

This campaign is organised in collaboration with Women’s Centre for Change, Penang (WCC), World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Child Rising, Young Women Making Change Collective formed under IWRAW AP, Penang Chinese Town Hall, Penang schools, and other civil society organisations ( The Rocket )

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Voices: The Realities of Women

FRIDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2014

2.00pm – 4.00pm

The Whiteaways Arcade, Gallery 2

In partnership with Penang Global Tourism and George Town Literary Festival 2014

This storytelling session, followed by a Q&A, is the culmination of a women’s writing programme run by PWDC.

Hear the stories that were written during the programme – stories of women from the local community who were

interviewed by the writers of VOICES. Just as varied as the women who call Penang home, these are their unique stories

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Link to the UN “ORANGE the World in 16 days

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DENGUE ALERT IN TAMAN SRI NIBONG

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Dear TSN residents,

The Health Department has alerted us that dengue cases are on the rise in our Taman within the last few weeks. COMBI Taman Sri Nibong would like to request the cooperation of all residents to help prevent the numbers from increasing and hopefully to eradicate this threat. Below are some actions which need to be done as soon as possible.

1. Kindly pass the message around to as many residents as possible about this situation which is becoming serious in our  community.
2. It is important for everyone to check the drains, surrounding areas, within your compound and also inside your houses to make sure that there is no breeding place for the mosquitoes.
3. Protect yourselves by spraying insecticide in dark areas at least once a week to kill the mosquitoes.
4. Clean the water containers in your bathroom once a week and add abate to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding.
5. During fogging, please cooperate and open your windows to make the fogging effective.
6. If you see any clogged drains, clear it or kindly inform me or any committee member if it is a difficult job.
7. Check the gutters which can be blocked by leaves and make sure the water is able to flow freely.
8. If possible, check your rooftop water tank as well.
9. If any person has fever, quickly see the doctor.

With all measures taken and your cooperation, we should be able to overcome this problem and live safely.
There will be a clean-up gotong-royong next Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 at 9 am. Please gather at the Clubhouse to help out.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Wong CJ

COMBI TSN

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Dear Residents,

I attended a meeting this morning pertaining to “Wabak Denggi” by Kementerian Kesihatan Barat Daya, Balik Pulau.

Reported cases in our Taman Sri Nibong as at 15.11.2014 are as follows:-

1. Persiaran Bukit Kecil – 8
2. Lavinia Apt. – 3
3. Lebuh Bukit Kecil – 4

On going fogging can be seen in our taman with the latest which was yesterday at Lavinia Apt for a suspected case at Block 17.

The 3-storey corner vacant house opposite our RA has been raided 3 times by joint effort from Health Dept/MPPP/RA and the front fountain feature together with the water pump tank have all been hacked with holes to prevent water being stagnant for mosquitoes breeding. A title search was conducted and the owner are Indonesians with no forwarding address as the last purchase transaction 10 years ago was under the lawyer’s firm address.

Our RA will be organising a Gotong-Royong against Dengue on the 29.11.14 @ 9.00am as per announcement by our Combi Leader Mr. CJ Wong yesterday. Please come and support this campaign for the betterment of our taman.

Thank you.

Jeffrey Ho
TSNRA President

November 10, 2014

Malaysia’s 1st Paper Folding Exhibition

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Malaysia Paper Folding Exhibition Poster English

For more info, please click the files below :

Paper Folding Exhibition Press Release Oct 2014

2014 Malaysia Paper Folding Exhibition Programs

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