UPDATED: Miri infrastructures build to rot

Updated today (April 23rd)

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Well, this morning, after coming into its fifth day, the traffic lights has been fixed. The task took less than an hour but it should have been looked into on Monday afternoon. However, it should not take 27 years to happen.

Thank you to the City Council for the not-so-quick response.

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Posted on April 21st..

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This traffic lights at the junction to Jalan Bintang has been in that position since last Sunday morning. And, this morning (Tuesday), it is still like that.

I wonder how much time does the authority need to take, to repair it? A year? Or until someone gets into an accident and blame the traffic lights?

Don’t tell me that none of the hundreds of City Council staff did not use that road for the last three days!

OMG! Look at that pile of sand

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If you drive along the Miri-Pujut Road, you will not miss the numerous pile of sand that has been dredged out from the monsoon drain. No wonder Miri gets so much flash flood! Ask the contractor why it has not been cleared since the completion of that monsoon drain. The answer is simple – itu perentah tidak kasi budget pakei buang pasir lehh. Saya cuma bikin itu parit besar saja. It means, the government did not give us the budget to clear the drain at a regular interval. We are only given the tender to construct it.

Build to rot

With all this happenings, we are left to wonder if the authorities have proper plan for the maintenance of our infrastructure. The way I view it – I guess all our existing infrastructure are there to rot (until someone make a complaint – a written complaint).

By the time people complaint, they start to plan to make quick maintenance and when that happen, they will take funding from other budgets.

To the people concern, if you can’t be proactive in executing your job, please leave or resign, and make way for more capable young people. There are so many young graduates who wants the post, and these people do not need written complaint to act and save Miri Resort City from rotting!

RumahDayak.com and MERCY Malaysia community project

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RumahDayak.com and MERCY Malaysia were at Rh. Aji, Sungai Selepin, Bakong on Saturday 18th April 2009 to give free health services to the occupants of the longhouse. We brought in teams from the Family Planning office, dental unit, eye specialist and headed by Dr. Kenneth from Miri General Hospital.

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Our quarter master for the event was Johnson from Petronas Carigali, who later did a demo on fire fighting to the women and elderly long house folks.

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The registration counter manned by volunteers.

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A quick briefing to the residents of Rh Aji by Benjamin Chai.

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Dr. Kenneth attending to a patient.

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Miri dark Petroleum Museum

Election after election, mayor after mayor, but this road leading to the Petroleum Musuem in Miri is still in its dark age.

With cheap natural gas to fuel up our power plant in Pujut, Miri is able to help Bintulu powered the whole Sarawak, and yet it can’t light up the road to its rich history of natural resources.

We are here to promote Miri as a resort city, a place tourist can visit to learn and understand the history of the petroleum industry in Malaysia, and we certainly need to put the Grand Old Lady a lighted path to places you should visit while in Miri.

To Petronas and Shell Malaysia, the initial million contributed to the museum is not forever. The City Council still needs you to help them maintain it. Look at the paint and the building itself – it sure need new coat and a ‘bath’.

The Grand Old Lady says, “Please light up my life!”