About Us

WHO WE ARE

We are residents and ratepayers in the Subang Jaya municipality, Selangor.

We volunteer our time to promote a knowledge-based community that leverages on the vast potentials of Internet and pervasive communications technologies.

This e-community portal, founded on October 26, 1999, is our community hall on the Internet.

www.usj.com.my won two coveted awards back-to-back - for Best Community Development Website in 2000 bestowed by PIKOM and Malaysia Internet Awards a record that remains unbroken till this day. ( Click here and here )

HOW WE OPERATE

We believe in grassroot democracy. Hence, we take pride to proclaim ourselves as a 100% citizen-run e-community portal that has not taken a single sen of government (read: the rakyat) funds or subsidies to be who we are.

We use Open Sources tools and applications to run our dedicated servers. We aggregate efforts of collective volunteerism in running the portal. We advocate freedom of speech and provide the space for the community to talk to itself.

We just need sponsorship for hardware upgrades and high-traffic bandwidth.

WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE

Macro objectives:

  1. To demonstrate that our e-community model can thrive and be replicated organically if the grassroot community managed to tap the potentials of Internet and pervasive communications technologies.

  2. To always remain a trend-setter for other communities to emulate and replicate in the e-community model. This would be our gift to the community and the nation.

  3. To demonstrate that political patronage is a hurdle to progressive community development in a liberalized and globalised environment.

Micro Objectives:

  1. To acculturate residents in USJ-Subang Jaya and fellow Malaysians to appreciate ICT, enabling them to maximise the benefits of ICT applications at work and at home.

  2. To build an integrated network of electronic communities using ICT and Multimedia technology.

  3. To develop entreprenuerial communities including home-makers, college-going youth and senior citizens enabled by electronic networks.

  4. To enhance closer cooperation and collaboration between public agencies, private corporations, NPOs and NGOs through joint ventures and institutional linkages.

  5. To encourage USJ-Subang Jaya residents to be more innovative in using and adapting existing ICT and multimedia technologies in local content creation.

  6. To advocate openness and transparency that paves the way for the practice of good governance in all areas.

THE PEOPLE

Team SJ2005 photo
From Left: Jeff Ooi (Founder and Administrator) Patrick Tan (EdTeam), KW Chang and EL Ho (WebTeam), Melvin Song (sponsor), and citizens PC Yeoh and P. Jayan.

When we first started in 1999:

Pioneer Team photo
From left: Adam Chuah Abdullah, EL Ho, Jeff Ooi and Juniar Ratham
Not in the picture: Patrick Tan (who took the photo!)

Meeting the Municipal Council

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July 27, 1999: The USJ-Subang Jaya e-Community Core Committee paying a courtesy call on the Yang DiPertua of MPSJ. From left: Citizens Raymond Tan, Haji Jani Baba, Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Jeff Ooi, P Jayendran, Dr Nor Faridah Abd Manaf and Puan Anita (MPSJ Legal Advisor)

IN THE PRESS

The Star: Bringing communities closer

PLEASE HELP US KEEP GOING

Advertisers

We need your support in banner-ad advertising or joint promotions. We could also tailor-make advertising campaigns through this website.
CONTACT: edteam@usj.com.my

Sponsorship

As incremental traffic warrants an upgrade every 18 months, we need your support in kind from PC, web authoring tools to web and mail servers. In return, we could also tailor-make your advertising campaigns through this website.
CONTACT: edteam@usj.com.my

Volunteers

We need your active participation as writers, photographers and webdesigners.
CONTACT: edteam@usj.com.my