This photos will give us a better explanation of what the rakyat would expect from the RM3.4billion fund announced by our YAB Prime Minister recently. Despite being a stronghold area of the Barisan Nasional, and a merely 4.5km from Batu Niah Bazaar, where a water treatment plant is located, the rakyat from Skim Sepupok has yet to get their share of clean and treated water supply. Will it become a reality by the end of 2012?
The school above is well connected to the power grid, but the water problem is just unbearable, especially during this dry season. Imagine the students’ kidney having to filter all that….!
This is where the students’ get their water supply! Read more at Utusan Borneo.
The nearest source of water could be this Sungai Sebatu.
And the photo below is the “upgraded” part of Sungai Sebatu. It is also the bathing place for the residents of Tr. Ngindang.
A photo of Tr. Ngindang’s longhouse.
We leave it to YAB Prime Minister to change the scene of this pipe within the next three years.
And, to the YBs concerned, please do not wait for the rakyat to beg and wait, because it is your duties to deliver. The Tuai Rumah is not educated enough to write a good and impressive formal letter to ask for water supply. It is good enough to request verbally during randau sessions and for the YBs office to follow up with formal letters and seek funding from the Federal agencies.
We can see it, and we must act on it!
This is a government school and it has never enjoyed treated water supply since its opening decades ago. The school is located in a Barisan Nasional stronghold constituency of Bekenu under YB Rosey Yunus and their parliamentarian is YB Tuan Haji Ahmad Lai.
It is sad to note the failure of the Education Ministry in providing treated water to this school despite its short distance from Batu Niah bazaar – the home of the famous Niah Caves.
Does the failure have anything to do with the school being in a Dayak majority area? To the residents of Rancangan Sepupok – it is!
A month ago, the Education Minister declared open a new multi-million dollar school in sub-urban Miri and here, just 100km from Miri, lies a school that probably never appear in the ministry list of schools requiring urgent assistance.
Read the full news report here.
Updates from Facebook on 24 Feb
Lukanisman Awang Sauni Hello Mr James, Fyi, Tahun Lepas, YB Hj Mat Lai berjaya membawa projek paip air dibawah kementerian luar bandar, sehingga rumah selan di skim sepupok. still on going projek, this year we will try our best to bring this project up to sk sepupok. BUT we need kerjasama semua pihak..Kertas cadangan sudah di hantar kepada Kementerian Luar Bandar.
Makluman projek bekalan air ke kpg tiris sehingga rumah entri sudah bermula.
Lukanisman Awang Sauni
untuk isu sk sepupok sudah beberapa kali YB membawa perkara tersebut ke dewan parlimen dama ucapan pengulungan dan soalan lisan parlimen.
saya merasakan kerjasama juga perlu dari pihak kementerian pelajaran , pejabat pelajaran, D.o, S.A.o dan lain.
Thank you so much mr james highlight this issue to others!
Opportunities lies ahead (for the contractors and YBs to get election fund) for the re-opening of two water treatment plants in Saratok, namely at Kabong and Roban. If not for the current dry spell, we will not see the urgency of more water treatment plant in Saratok.
On the other hand, this is the main reason why the rural population are not getting treated water as widely discuss and published by the media during Parliament seatings. Rupa-rupanya, cakap kosong saja! Good for show on prime time TV!
Ni utai di anti deh aya.. enti loji enda cukup kena meri ai ngagai rumah panjai.. Akai daii.. tak berasai endar dikemelik ka perintah. Maia ke meri speech pasal tu suba, munyi ke udah ba kaki tangga tanki ai, pala paip.. enda nemu nya tak agi di tisi langit biru din.. biru laban ke arap ke perintah Barisan.. (hehehee.. pembangkang balat agi ga enda ulih.. ukai enda percaya, tang sida tu maioh agi ke ka nyadi luyer ari ke ngatur pengidup kitai).. ehehehe
I can’t remember when it was being discussed, but it was not so long ago, that the Federal Government would be spending to provide rural Sarawak with treated water, and, recently to supply 95% of rural Sarawak with api (electricity).
To think along this concept.. we may not be getting our api next year because we have not build the dam yet! LOL..
Agi lama utai tu akih..