1. TWO ROADS IN BAU NAMED AFTER TWO BAU ‘CHAMPION’
BAU: Two lanes in Bau are named after two individuals who have contributed much to the community in Bau in the past; namely, the late Lee Nyan Choi and the late Michael Sadin.
Speaking at the Road-Naming ceremony in Bau earlier today, Tasik Biru Assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep said the purpose of doing so was to commemorate the services of the two during their service.
According to Dato Henry, the late Lee Nyan Choi was the former Bau people’s representative from 1974 to 1978 while the late Michael Sadin was the former Bau District Officer from 1959 to 1961, making him the first Sarawak Bidayuh citizen to serve as District Officer.
On another note, Dato Henry hopes that the new Bau District Office building will be ready by the end of this year or early next year.
2. SRI AMAN CIVIC CENTRE TO BE REBUILT
SRI AMAN: The old Sri Aman civic centre will be rebuilt.
This has been agreed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg after seeing the restricted size of the old civic centre that has been used by the Sri Aman residents all this while.
However, he said the site for the construction of the hall has not yet been identified, but the government has already provided allocation for it.
He said this at a press conference after chairing the first 2020 State Development Coordination Meeting in Sri Aman yesterday.
Commenting on the meeting, Abang Zohari revealed that the Sarawak government had approved 13 public projects worth RM146 million.
3. CASHLESS SYSTEM NOT PRACTICAL FOR SARAWAK BUS OPERATORS
SIBU: The cashless payment system will only be practical for buses in the state in another five years, not now.
Sarawak Bus Transport Company Association advisor Lau Khing Seng said earlier today that the federal government should understand the situation in the state first before asking bus companies to go cashless.
He suggested that the right way to settle the issue is to continue paying bus fare by cash, adding that if the ministry fully enforced the system, bus operators would suffer as the subsidy would be removed from them.
Such statement came following Transport Minister Anthony Loke’s report that all bus operators would be required to use a cashless payment system before they receive the subsidy.