Allocate development funds to resolve drainage woes, urges Yap

Wilfred Yap (second right) with SUPP members meeting residents on their drainage problems.

KUCHING, June 22: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau chief Wilfred Yap appeals to the federal and state governments to allocate development funds  to help resolve the drainage problems in Jalan Tai Shin Jar and Jalan Hua Joo Park.

According to Yap, he has been approached by the affected residents to address and upgrade the dilapidated drainage condition in their areas, including bringing the matters for the attention of Kuching South City Council (MBKS) and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID).

He said the residents at Jalan Hua Joo Park have also requested to SUPP Public Complaints Bureau to inform the relevant authorities that certain section of the monsoon drain in their areas are overgrown with weeds and inundated by soil.

“SUPP Public Complaints Bureau has written to both MBKS and DID to look into the predicament of the affected residents to upgrade the earth drains at Jalan Tai Shin Jar to concrete drains besides clearing and upgrading of the monsoon drains at Jalan Hua Joo Park to prevent potential flash flooding after heavy rain.

“I also appeal to the federal and state governments to assist the residents of Jalan Tai Shin Jar and Jalan Hua Joo Park, both of which are located within Kota Sentosa state constituency by allocating development funds to upgrade the drains and resolve the problems of the poor drainage situation,” he said in a statement today.

On another matter, Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman, appealed to the federal government to consider extending the six-month moratorium on bank loans repayment until December 31, 2020.

He noted that SUPP Public Complaints Bureau had been receiving feedback from the general public that a substantial number of people would need time to pick themselves up after suffering loss or reduction of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“A longer moratorium will give affected and unfortunate members of the public the breathing space to get back on their feet and ease the people’s financial burden in the recovery phase resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic,” added Yap.

Meanwhile, Yap also informed that SUPP Public Complaints Bureau is always ready to lend a helping hand to the anyone facing  problems or who come across problems of public interest but did not know how to deal with it.

“Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance,” he said. –DayakDaily.