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.

Jalan Pantai perlu diturap semula

Mohon perhatian agensi-agensi yang berkenaan,

Sila rujuk lampiran peta.

  1. Mohon jasa baik kerajaan untuk menaiktaraf atau menurap semula sebahagian daripada Jalan Pantai, iaitu dari simpang ke SMK Lutong hingga ke ‘bump’ berdekatan dengan Taman Bayshore.
  2. Kawasan bertanda A selalu penuh dengan air apabila hujan. Punca – tiada sistem perparitan yang baik.
  3. Kawasan bertanda B jalan kurang rata akibat tanah mendap sebelum dan selepas jambatan kecil di situ.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Rujuk Talikhidmat kes no. 20120410-0034

Feedback from TALIKHIDMAT

10 April 2012 Assigned Agency:

Response from Dato Sebastian Ting via facebook
Good afternoon.. Dear James.. Thank you for your FB message. Has just sms our YB Dato’ Sri Peter Chin on this.. We will look into this matter.. Rgds and thanks again. Seb.

10 April 2012 at 5.10 pm
The case that you had reported is marked as Not Relevant by Sewerage Services Department Sarawak.

UPDATE: Improvement to Jalan Pantai

We received copy of the official respond from the Miri City Council to Pusat Talikhidmat on our request for the improvement to Jalan Pantai in Miri.

Here is the extract:

Unit Perhubungan Awam & Hal Ehwal Korporat
Jabatan Ketua Menteri Sarawak

Faks: 082 – 311094 & 082-555888


Re:    TALIKHIDMAT 20100821-006
Complaint from Encik James Joshua Guang on improvement to Jalan Pantai

May I refer to the above complaint received from Encik James Joshua Guang through Talikhidmat.

Please be informed that in view of the extent and scope of the requests received, the Council needs time and sufficient fund to deal with issued identified. Nevertheless, the matters are receiving Council’s Engineering department attention:

  1. Drainage system
  2. Portholes along stretch of road from SSB HQ to Piasau camp
  3. Resurfacing of road at SMK Lutong
  4. Widening the whole of Jalan Pantai (subject to availability of fund)

Sekian, harap maklum dan terima kasih.


Saya yang menurut perintah,

b.p. Setiausaha Bandaraya
Majlis Bandaraya Miri.

s.k. City Engineering, MBM

JAMESJG.COM wishes to thank Miri City Council for the respond and action. For our readers, we will keep you updated on the matter as soon as we receive it from the authorities.