SUPP eyes Pujut seat, sets up public service hotline

MIRI: In what is clearly a sign of preparations for state elections, Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) has set up a public service hotline in the “hot-seat” of Pujut state constituency.

The party has also consolidated its Pujut and Krokop branches into one central location.

Pujut SUPP is also incorporating the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition logo in its office signpost.

All these moves are seen as early preparations by SUPP-GPS to wrestle Pujut from Sarawak DAP which it will face in the next state elections.

Though the 12th Sarawak state elections is only due by June 2021, indications point to the possibility of a much earlier polls.

And the latest developments in Pujut SUPP has added fuel to the talks.

Pujut SUPP chief Adam Yii, who is Miri mayor, said the Pujut and Krokop branches were being consolidated in order to serve the constituents better.

“Pujut SUPP has set up a hotline to cater to the needs of the people and those with issues can call 019886 3819.

“We are also moving the Krokop and Pujut branches into one central location to merge the manpower so we can serve the people better.

“Pujut SUPP will use the GPS logo in our official signposts to symbolise that SUPP is in a united GPS coalition,” he said.

Yii said Pujut SUPP can be contacted via phone, whatsapp and other social media channels.

He said the people can expect fast action.

SUPP lost Pujut to DAP in the 2011 state polls.

In 2016 state polls, DAP again won the Pujut seat by defeating United Peoples Party (UPP) candidate.

UPP is a breakaway party of the SUPP.

SUPP is now staking a claim for the right to contest the Pujut seat in the state elections.

Yii is campaigning to be the SUPP-GPS candidate for Pujut and take on Pujut incumbent assemblyman Ting Tiong Choon, who is from the DAP.

Ting defeated UPP Miri chief Datuk Hii King Chiong in the May 7, 2016 state polls, with a majority of 1,400 votes.

Miri City Council to find ways to keep maintenance works on protocol roads

The Miri City Council (MCC) would have to take alternative measures, should there be no federal funding for the Public Works Department (JKR) to carry out maintenance works on the protocol roads across this city next year.

Mayor Adam Yii stated this in response to the concern voiced out by councillors regarding the overgrowth along the protocol roads, particular at the junctions, which created ‘ blind spots’ that endangered motorists.

“We have been informed that there’s no budget for the months of November and December from the federal government, which means no budget for JKR to carry out maintenance works on these roads.

“Thus, there is a need for us to find out with JKR on its plans for such services next year. If there’s still no budget for next year, then the council would have to come forward to provide grass cutting at the ‘blind spots’ along the protocol roads,” he said when met after chairing a full council meeting yesterday.

In this matter, Yii had asked MCC Road Safety Sub-Committee – chaired by Councillor Karambir Singh – to set up a dialogue with JKR.

The mayor agreed with Councillor Abdullah Jaini, who had said that the unavailability of federal fund for JKR to carry out maintenance works on the protocol roads here had put MCC ‘in a difficult situation’.

“The overgrown grasses along the protocol roads are really an eyesore for our ‘ Resort City’,” said Yii, adding that it was ‘very frustrating’ to always have the council blamed for this, despite the maintenance and upkeep of the protocol roads being under the jurisdiction of JKR.

MACC urged to probe Chong’s allegations

In a related news published at The Borneo Post on 29th December 2018, a concern citizen has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Sarawak to look into a recent allegations made by the Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen. Below is the news extract.

Source: The Borneo Post

Author: Shame on Baru Bian who is the Works Minister for failing to look into this matter and to continue allocating federal fund to maintain the federal roads in Sarawak.