MANAGING an entire township is not an easy task but the Kota Kemuning Residents Association (PPKK) has been on top of the game for the last 18 years.
The PPKK was previously run by former president Mohd Radhi Cheah and his team which included vice- president Allan Lee and secretary Vivien Khoo. And they fought tirelessly for the residents’ rights.
At this year’s AGM, a new team headed by Lee was elected, and they have pledged to continue championing residents' interests.
One of the major issues residents face is the traffic congestion at the Kota Kemuning main entrance from Kesas Highway.
For years, residents have been fighting for the promised flyover from the Kesas exit into Anggerik Malaxis and have finally managed to get the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to come up with a new traffic dispersal plan.
It is expected to be executed by MBSA and will begin within this year with traffic lights at the first roundabout as well as wider roads to accommodate traffic.
Another issue troubling PPKK and residents is the poor maintenance of the neighbourhood.
Motorists who inconvenience others by parking illegally and haphazardly have forced MBSA to tow their vehicles.
The commercial area is also filled with uncollected rubbish partly due to the attitude of shopkeepers.
“They prefer to take the easy way out by disposing of their rubbish in front of their shops instead of placing a rubbish bin in their back lane,” said Lee.
The lack of police presence also has residents up in arms and PPKK has been fighting hard for a police station, especially with two police reserve lands in the township.
In 2014, PPKK collected over 4,000 signatures from residents to be presented to the Home Ministry in support of the cause.
All information on the PPKK activities as well as events occurring in the neighbourhood can be found in their quarterly newsletter, Kemuning News.
Kemuning News is distributed free to each household while neighbours lsuch as Bukit Rimau, Kemuning Utama and Berjaya Park can get copies from Petronas, Post Office, Columbia Asia Hospital, bookshops, McD and Starbucks.
PPKK exco can be reached at email@example.com