Kong urges local authorities to look into drainage issue at Stampin Resettlement Scheme

A DAP team member seen walking through the flooded area during their visit to Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

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KUCHING, Dec 7: Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidates for N12 Kota Sentosa Micheal Kong Feng Nian is urging the local authorities to seriously look into the drainage issues in Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

According to Kong in a statement today, he have been raising the drainage issue at Stampin Resettlement Scheme to Kuching South City Council (MBKS) for the past two years, but to no avail.

“All my letters and press statements have fallen on deaf ears. I have consistently been asking the local council to deepen the existing earthen drains as a temporary fix and to eventually replace them with concrete drains as a long term solution for the residents here,” he said.

Kong noted that for decades, the residents of Stampin Resettlement Scheme have faced flood issues.

The recent flood occurrence in Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

He also pointed out that recently on Dec 5, most parts of Stampin Resettlement Scheme were hit by flash floods due to heavy rain coupled with the king tide.

“My team and I went down to visit the area once we heard what had happened. We saw with our own eyes people scrambling to move their vehicles and furniture to higher ground.

“We even saw an elderly woman living alone who was struggling to clean up her house after the flood and helped her with the cleaning.

“Many parts of Kuching, particularly Stampin Resettlement Scheme, requires their basic drainage infrastructure to be fixed,” he added. — DayakDaily