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Ampang residents cautious about landslides, highway construction and assessment arrears
Valuable: The strategically located 1.21ha land just beside the Ampang LRT station that is on track to be MPAJ’s landmark case.  

By CHOONG MEK ZHIN | mekzhin@thestar.com.my THOUGH the memories of landslides remain strong in Ampang, this old township’s resilient residents have proven tougher as they move on with their lives and even set a positive precedence in taking action to prevent more tragedies. The key to moving forward for many is information and knowledge, particularly in…

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Serdang Diamond Residence apartments promise 8% rental return
 

By Melisa Ng | melisang@starmedia.my If you are looking to invest in property that guarantees an attractive yield then the Diamond Residence @ Serdang project could just be the ticket. “The selling price for Diamond Residence @ Serdang is below RM500 per sq ft and this project comes with an 8% guaranteed rental return (GRR) package…

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Serdang hit several times by flash floods in 2012
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By MUHD BASYAR MUSTAPHA | basyar@thestar.com.my THIS year saw Serdang hit by flash floods several times, with water rising as high as waist level and damaging houses and vehicles. The most recent incident occurred on Dec 21 while the flood in September was said to be the worst to hit the district in 60 years. Some of…

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Community heroes in Subang, Puchong and Shah Alam
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By TAN KARR WEI, JADE CHAN and CHRISTINA LOW Joe Mahinder Singh, SS17 community policing committee member AFTER a relative had her gold necklace snatched twice within six months, Joe Mahinder Singh formed a crime watch group back in 1998 with the advice of the Subang Jaya police. “Crime rate was escalating and a lot…

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First phase of Seri Kembangan one-way street system to complete soon
 

SERI Kembangan residents greeted 2012 with some welcoming news — that a stretch of the constantly choked Jalan Besar would be converted into a one-way street. Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah announced this in January as part of a plan to mitigate traffic congestion that is synonymous with the area. Jalan Besar is…

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Subang Jaya residents dumping tree waste along streets
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By JADE CHAN jade@thestar.com.my  GARDEN waste collection and cleaning services remain a teething issue since the service takeover by local councils earlier this year. The state government took over garbage collection and cleaning services via the local authorities after ceasing Alam Flora Sdn Bhd’s services in Selangor late last year. While domestic waste collection services…

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Subang Jaya heavy vehicle ban to be enforced next year
 

By JAROD LIM jarod@thestar.com.my To curb the notorious traffic congestion at Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) proposed an order to limit heavy vehicles from plying the main roads during peak hours on weekdays in September. The Road Transport Order (Heavy Vehicle Ban) (Subang Jaya Municipal Council) 2012 will limit…

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The soul of wood
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Oct 31, 2012 The soul of wood Nature has always provided us wood and trees for everyday convenience and survival, and we used to take full advantage of that. We would chop down trees and clear the land for agriculture, then use the trees to build shelter, to keep warm and to cook. It was…

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