Kota Sentosa rep pledges continuous support for religious bodies in Kota Sentosa using RTP funds

Yap (front row, third left) and others in a group photo at the Sam San Kuet Bong Temple in Kuching to monitor the ongoing resurfacing works of the car parking lots.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 5: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap is committed to assisting both non-Muslim and Muslim religious bodies in the Kota Sentosa state constituency that require financial assistance for facility upgrades, using funds from his annual Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), subject to requirements being met.

According to a press release issued today, Yap and Kapitan Lee Tho Fung visited the proposed resurfacing site with a new layer of bitumen at the existing car parking lots in front of Sam San Kuet Bong Temple here.


The press release highlighted that the approved amount of RM30,000 for the resurfacing project comes from Yap’s RTP funding for 2023.

It went on to say that the visit aims to monitor the ongoing resurfacing works to ensure that the benefits of the upgraded parking lots can be quickly enjoyed by temple-goers.

“The RTP funding was allocated by YB Wilfred Yap after the temple management board had previously requested financial assistance from YB Wilfred Yap after the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) informed them that the car parks in front of the temple were private property and that MPP could not use their annual Malaysian Road Records Information System (MARRIS) funding to resurface the parking lots.

“YB Wilfred Yap had previously assisted in the upgrading of the toilets of the temple costing RM50,000 under his RTP funds,” the press release stated.

Yap further encouraged the people in his constituency to work with him to ensure social inclusivity and support the success of policies and programmes implemented by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led Sarawak government under the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030. — DayakDaily