JKKK Green Road reaching out to local residents, business community

Tan (back row, fourth left), Ibrahim (front row, third left), Wee (front row, centre), Sih (front row, right) together with the ‘God of Wealth’ wishing the Chinese community ‘Gong Xi Fa Chai’ to usher the Year of the Rat at the event.

KUCHING, Jan 13: Green Road Village Development and Safety Committee (JKKK) has made it its main agenda to reach out to local residents and business community this year.

Local community leader and JKKK Green Road member, Kapitan Tan Kok Chiang, said the committee has started doing its round to find out about issues affecting the community in the Satok and Green Road areas.

“We have visited residents in the Green Road area and we are going to have more visitations soon. We have activities every Saturday and we hope that local residents can join us and participate in our programmes.

“We also visited some of the business outlets in Green Road and Satok areas, gathering feedback from business owners on issues they are facing.

“We want to help them to solve their problems,” he told reporters after a walkabout to distribute Chinese New Year (CNY) goodie bags to the public at a coffee shop at Nanas Road here today.

Tan said JKKK Green Road is able to help the local community to seek welfare services, inform the local councils on blocked drainage or any other issues, as well as promoting good hygiene at eateries in Satok and Green Road areas.

“We want to make Satok and Green Road area a vibrant area for businesses. We want everyone to like this place and come to the coffee shop and eat.

“We are living in a multicultural society and everyone can sit and chit-chat in one table. That’s the harmony that we have in Sarawak and we want to preserve that spirit of harmony and unity,” he continued.

Touching on the CNY event, Tan said it was organised to build rapport with the people, while gathering feedback from residents and the business community about issues and challenges they are facing.

About 500 CNY goody bags were distributed at the event. JKKK Green Road, set up at the end of last year, has 30 active members.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki, Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions president Datuk Richard Wee, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang chairman Sih Hua Tong were present. — DayakDaily