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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

People’s Voice at Bandar Utama

Tuesday May 4, 2010
People’s Voice at Bandar Utama
By YIP YOKE TENG
teng@thestar.com.my


BANDAR Utama folk! Your views and concerns about local issues will be heard loud and clear on Sunday as The Star People’s Voice - You’ve Got the Power campaign kicks off its first carnival at your neighbourhood.

In fact, what you have to say will be heard not only by the local council and relevant agencies who have been invited to the event, but also nationwide via live broadcasts by RedFM.

The carnival will be held from 9am to 5pm at the Bandar Utama multipurpose Hall.


Part of campaign: Look out for RedFM People’s Voice cruiser that will be cruising into neighbourhoods in the Klang Valley in conjunction with the People’s Voice — You’ve Got the Power campaign.

Residents are welcome to direct their questions to the panel consisting of representatives from the authorities in a forum to be held at the stage area.

Security, the most heatedly discussed issue in Petaling Jaya, has been chosen as the topic of the day.

Selected members of the panel will also be invited on air to answer questions fielded by residents during the forum.

Bandar Utama Residents Association chairman Datuk Manpal Singh said the new collaboration between RAs, The Star and RedFM would benefit all as that would provide an effective channel to highlight issues affecting the residents.

“The collaboration will help RAs to bolster their strength, bring the communities closer and encourage new participation among the younger generation, whose busy schedule might have deterred them from involving themselves actively in raising local issues.


Crowdpuller: Inflatable castles and other games and activities are some of the attractions at the first People’s Voice — You’ve Got the Power campaign.

“The carnival is something that will appeal to them, and we believe they should be concerned because at the end of the day, the issues affect their living space,” he said.

Manpal was confident that the carnival would be attended by more than 5,000 residents.

Apart from the forum, a string of activities has been lined up for a fun day.

Games and contests are in place to keep the children occupied while adults can check out the many booths set up by government agencies and business entities.

Students from several schools in Bandar Utama will put up performances and best of all, food will be served!

BURA deputy president Lim See Meng, who is also a member of the organising committee, urged residents to attend the carnival.

“It is a golden opportunity that we have the decision makers coming to our neighbourhood to hear our grouses, Moreover, it is going to be a fun and fruitful day for us all,” he said.

The first 500 to turn up at the Star booth of the carnival will receive a RM20 voucher each.

The Star People’s Voice - You’ve Got the Power campaign was launched recently as a community initiative by The People’s Paper to connect the residents and the authorities.

Under the campaign, carnivals will be held fortnightly at selected residential areas in the Klang Valley over the next 12 months.

The RedFM People’s Voice cruisers will be present at the carnivals and they will also make their rounds to various residential areas at least twice a day.

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