Ministry to look at feasibility of turning old Mukah Airport into drag race track

Abdul Karim (centre) speaks during the press conference while (from left) Sarawak Sports Corporation chief executive officer Dr Ong Kong Swee, Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan, the ministry's permanent secretary Nancy Jolhi, and person-in-charge of Stadium Perpaduan PPV, medical officer Dr Tangalakshmi Sanmugalingam look on.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 28: The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYSS) will explore the feasibility of turning the old Mukah Airport into a drag race track for motorsports activities.

Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this when referring to a recent statement by Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi, who supported the idea of converting the old airport site a drag race track for motorsports lovers in Mukah.


“It is a good proposal but I am not sure if the State government has other plans for the site. Previously, Bintulu had an old airport site which has now been turned into a site for commercial plans (sic).

“If there is no plan by the government to utilise the old Mukah Airport site in the future, I believe we can consider turning it into a drag race site.

“However, we have to look into that matter,” he told reporters at a press conference during his visit to the Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre (PPV) here today.

On June 26, a local Malay daily reported that Yakub has expressed support for Mukah youths’ dream to have a drag track for motorsports activities.

The same idea was also proposed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during a townhall session with Mukah residents at Dewan Suarah Mesra Mukah in 2019. — DayakDaily