17 September, 2009

Formation of a Focus Group

From: Theresa Ratnam Thong [mailto: theresa@pc.jaring.my]
Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2009 2:18 PM
To: aag-sj@googlegroups.com; jkp-zone1@googlegroups.com; ppsj-members@googlegroups.com; Eileen Cheah; USJ5 Melvin Lee; robertec@sjalert.com.my; 'A. Bala'Cc: hannahyeohts@gmail.com; Azli; Arumugam (Ahli Majlis MPSJ); keshminder@mpsj.gov.my; ismail@mpsj.gov.my; Ismail Kamal Abdul Rahman; ydp.adnan@mpsj.gov.my; Rajiv Rishyakaran; Ken Chia; Patrick Tan; Roslan SMS; mohd.ariffuddin@mpsj.gov.my
Subject: Formation of a Focus Group - The Proposed LRT Extension From Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights
Importance: High

Dear Residents

Greetings to you
I have been receiving phone calls, both from the Press and the Residents, with regards to the matter. In view of the interest being generated on this matter, the following will take place:

1. Formation of a Focus Group consisting of:
- Reps from SJRA, USJRA, BSRA, JKPs 1 - 3; will want to be part of the Focus group ((Will check if JKPs 4 - 7 if they would like to be included)
- Individuals like Mr Moaz, Mr Robert Chan, Mr Patrick Tan who are familiar with Transportation issues
- The Councillors for Zone 1 - 3. I will discuss with Zone 4, 5, 6 & 7 Councillors to see if they want to be present. (They are copied on this e-mail.)

2. The Terms of Reference for the Focus Group are:
a. Familiarise and Review the proposed LRT alignment. This can be done using the SWOT Analysis and Appreciative Inquiry Method, if need be
b. Engage in small group discussions with our local groups to get feedback from residents, college students, commercial sector etc on their views of the alignment
c. To set up an on-line facility to receive feedback from residents and other parties on the LRTalignment
d. Convene a discussion with a larger group all stakeholders to get more perpsectives on the matter
e. Collate all feedback in order to take it to another level of consolidation
f. Anything else??

3. Meeting of the Focus Group
The Focus group will need to meet to put our minds together. Hence once the members are confirmed (basically a team of maximum 20 persons) ... deadline ... 30th Sept ... for the names to be submitted. After that we can convene a meeting. So kindly recommend the persons' names who will sit in this Focus group.

For now I will help co-ordinate this. Once the Focus group is formed, we can nominate a new Co-ordinator to take things forward.

4. Assistance from SJ Alert
Mr Robert Chan of SJ Alert will be sending an e-mail and sms blast to encourage people to view the display. After which they can forward the views to the dedicated on-line communication facility (to be decided by next week)

Please help to provide more input on the above so that we can take this forward.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Warm regards
Theresa Ratnam Thong
Subang Jaya


  1. It would please you to note that there was a meeting of the proposed Focus Group on

    Wednesday, 07/10/2009 from 8.30pm to 10.30pm at MPSJ Meeting Room 1 level 2.

    All the various points indicated above were discussed and a way forward has been chartered, stay tune to this blog for additonal information.

    Robert Chan

  2. Hi,

    I am very pleased to know that the wait for LRT in my hometown is finally over and real planning is currently being carried out.

    I would just like to know is it an open tender process? If there is, can someone ensure that

    1) there is transparency in the tender excercise
    2) accountability is assigned
    3) it will not be over the budget as with all the so-called previous development and upgrading projects being awarded to crony companies.


  3. when is the LRT extensions going to be ready? 2021?