1) Road Between Deshon And Pahlawan May Be Widened
SIBU: The Public Works Department and Sibu Municipal Council will conduct a study to widen the road between the junctions of Deshon Road and Pahlawan Road to ease traffic congestion.
According to Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health Dr Annuar Rapaee, the study which was made upon the request of the road users will be proposed to the state government once the budget is confirmed.
Meanwhile, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) deputy president II Datuk Chieng Buong Toon confirmed that permission to conduct the study has been granted by the chief minister, Datuk Abang Zohari Tun Abang Openg.
He added, numerous appeals have been made but it seemed that their voices had not been heard.
He hoped that the GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak)-led government could do something for the benefit of road users.
2) Lawas Deer/Wildlife Station To Be Upgraded
LAWAS: The Lawas Deer/Wildlife Station at Kamung Long Sebanggang will be further developed to cater for 140 head of Sambar deer as well as for rearing of goats.
Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail said, besides deer rearing, the Sarawak government through the Ministry of Agriculture will start a goat farming project to maximise productivity as this area was suitable due its vast area.
Meanwhile, Lawas Member of Parliament Datuk Henry Sum Agong noted that, the involvement of other agencies was needed in promoting the area as a tourist destination since the area had huge potential for agro-tourism.
Besides, he affirmed that financial allocation will be channelled to improve the infrastructure facilities in the wildlife station.
3)Senator Calls For Reforms Involving Application For Malaysian Citizenship
MIRI: Senator Alan Ling hopes that the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led government, could reform the methods and procedures, pertaining to the application to become Malaysian citizens.
He said, based on information obtained during a Parliament sitting and the complaints received, there were a total of 3,377 pending applications for Malaysian citizenship in Sarawak.
According to Ling, The Malaysian citizenship was important for Malaysians to contribute to the nation’s development and for them to secure a brighter future in life.
Therefore, he stressed that the federal government must take the issue of citizenship seriously. He hoped a new and effective system could be put in place to make the application process much easier for the public.