PJ sees 306% spike in dengue cases


DENGUE cases in Petaling Jaya saw an increase of 306% with 1,666 cases reported within the first three months this year compared to 413 cases in 2018.

Among the hotspots, as of March 25, are Flat Impian Baiduri Section 51A; Section 6 in PJU 5, Kota Damansara; Apartment Bayu PJU 10; Apartment Saujana 1 PJU 10; Flat Pelangi Damansara PJU 6 and Palm Spring Condo 1 and 2, Apartment Kayangan and Ridzuan Condo in PJS 10.

Other areas include Flat Desa Mentari 2 in PJS 6; Kompleks Kastam SS6, Kelana Jaya; Apartment Damai and Mentari Court in PJS 8; Apartment Medan Cahaya PJS 2C; Taman Medan PJS 2D and Taman Indah Jaya PJS 4.

This was disclosed during the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) full board meeting yesterday.

Councillor Derek Fernandez questioned the time it would take for the completion of the lifts at Menara MBPJ and proposed for glass lifts to be installed for safety reasons.

“Fory-two weeks is far too long for putting up the lifts in Complex A and C. The public can park on the lower floors and MBPJ staff on the higher ones to provide more parking in PJ New Town.

“If the lifts are to be fitted to the outside of the building, then the partial glass lifts like the ones in Bangsar Shopping Centre will provide better security for users as they will be visible,” he said.

Meanwhile Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain bade farewell to city council staff at the meeting which was his last as he ends his four-year term on March 31.He thanked his deputy Johary Anuar, department directors and staff and the media for their support during his time at MBPJ.

“Being mayor of Petaling Jaya is quite tough compared to my previous tenure at Selayang (as council president) as this is a city.

“But I think I managed to make sure that whatever project or initiatives that we planned for Petaling Jaya were implemented successfully.

“I hope projects like the PJ Smart City Project can be continued by my successor, for the benefit of Petaling Jaya folk,” he said.

Mohd Azizi will serve as Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) chief executive officer on April 1.

“Hopefully it will not be an April Fool’s joke,” he said in jest.

“Whichever place I go, I will make sure that it will become the best organisation and a place that I enjoy working.

“When I was transferred to Selayang, MPS became the best organisation at that time. And now in Petaling Jaya, MBPJ is the best office that I have served because I have good officers and councillors who gave me their cooperation in the projects that we implemented,” he said, adding that a recent survey revealed MBPJ as second in the top 10 ranking of residents satisfaction with services provided by their local government.

“Hopefully when I go to PKNS, it will become the best office that I serve before I retire,” he said, adding that he has one year and eight months before retirement.

Central Region , dengue