KUCHING, Nov 17: The newly constructed concrete drainage system at the Kuching Baha’i Cemetery at Batu Kitang will help to solve its long-standing flood problem.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yi said that the construction of the new drainage system costing RM50,000 was funded by his office and he has officially handed it over to Kuching Baha’i community here.
“Before this construction, there was no proper drainage system in the cemetery grounds. It was just mud drains that could not cope with water outflow especially when it rains.
“Because of that, almost every time there is heavy rain, the cemetery grounds will often be flooded,” he said in a statement today.
Dr Yii disclosed that since the completion of the new drainage system, there has been no more flooding issue despite heavy rains in the last few days.
“I am glad to be able to help the community address some of their concerns especially on something so sacred to them.
“Some of them even joke with me that they now do not have to worry about ‘swimming in the afterlife’,” he said.
Dr Yii said that many who grew up here in Kuching were familiar with the Baha’i scriptures that were pasted on the old public buses which encouraged all to love one another.
“As a member of parliament, I always look forward to partner and work closely with all the different communities.
“This is for the benefit of people and the building of a greater religious understanding as well as to build a harmonious caring and tolerant society which is centred around the principle of loving one another,” he said. — DayakDaily