PKR Sarikei blasts S’wak govt for letting hinterlands become breeding ground for sick projects

Yee (back row, first left) in a group photo with others.

KUCHING, Oct 27: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarikei Branch lambasted the Sarawak government for letting the interior areas of Sarawak become a breeding ground for sick projects.

According to a press statement from its chief Yee Chin Kui, Long Busang villagers recently brought a Sarawak PKR team to witness two seriously sick projects which cost millions.

One of the sick projects in Long Busang.

One of them was the government health clinic project with a construction cost of RM3 million, which began in 2015 and was scheduled to be completed on July 24, 2022.


Unfortunately, only the building’s framework was completed before it project was seemingly abandoned.

In addition, the main road connecting the village of Long Busang to the location of the government health clinic is frequently cut off by flooding throughout the year, requiring villagers to travel by boat to reach the government health clinic.

The new clinic is being built to replace the old clinic, which is located in a wooden house near the construction site.

The wooden house health clinic has two nurses and two doctor’s assistants on duty, and the doctor only visits the old clinic once a month.

Furthermore, the second sick project is the hybrid photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system integrated project by Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd which is worth RM1.25 billion.

The solar energy project was designed specifically for 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

Long Busang Primary School is one of the 369 schools affected by the solar energy project.

The average cost of a solar energy project for each rural school in Sarawak is RM3.3 million.

Residents of the village reported that the project was only inaugurated in May 2022, and that its implementation is extremely slow.

Sarawak PKR has urged all citizens concerned about Sarawak’s development and future to have the courage to expose all State government projects that are seriously sick and to sue those involved in corruption in court.

Sarawak PKR expressed sadness and disappointment because the welfare and rights of villagers and students in Sarawak’s interior are still ignored and sacrificed by the Sarawak government, despite the fact that the villagers have been Sarawakians for 59 years.

Additionally, the party also demanded the Sarawak government immediately continue and complete the aforementioned two sick projects.

It also expressed hope that the government will prioritise the upgrading and construction of the 125-kilometre-long Long Busang road.

Moreover, Sarawak PKR has asked the Sarawak government to assist, speed up, and facilitate the process of applying for identity cards for nearly 50 residents of Long Busang village. — DayakDaily