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Inedaquate basic residential amenities, MPT to address woes


22 Sept 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News


TAWAU: Tawau Municipal Council (MPT) President Joseph Pang has assured that the Council would immediately address the woes voiced out by the residents of Mile 7 1/2, Jalan Sin On Tiku in Sri Tanjung here.


He gave the assurance during a meeting with Tawau MP Datuk Christina Liew at his office on Wednesday.


Pang has instructed MPT Chief Engineer Akmal Maruf to act on the requests made by the affected residents.


On Tuesday, spokesman Lim Yuk Kiong, 75, who represented 22 families in the area, said they needed the main telephone line, streetlights, a bin centre and undisrupted water supply. 


"The Development Committee in MPT will raise the need for the telephone line with the Communications and Multimedia agency and this will be conveyed to Telekom Malaysia.


"We will also meet the request for street lights at a particular stretch for the people's convenience, and provide a bin centre complete with bins," Pang said.


For the purpose, MPT requires details of the area and residents concerned, he added.


On the water supply issue, the MPT President said the Tawau Parliamentary Liaison Officer Robert Penggai could communicate directly with the district's Water Department.


At this juncture, the MP said the residents are willing to pay their house assessment rate provided they get to enjoy the basic amenities.


Liew added that her MP Fund was being utilised for the benefit of the rakyat since 2018.


Meanwhile, she thanked the Council President for allowing the organisers to use the Tawau Community Centre for the Peka B40 Health Screening Programme, to which he replied, "It's our duty to the community."


Also present were Tawau Parliamentary Liaison Officers Penggai, Lim Fui Keong, Steven Chan and Putra Hj Andon.