By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, May 23: Meluan assemblyman Rolland Duat Jubin (GPS–PDP) appealed to the government to build a new clinic in Julau to replace the existing clinic, which is more than 50 years old.
According to his debate speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today, the building was not initially built for a clinic.
“It was ‘pinjam saja’ (on loan) from the council back in the day. What the rakyat (people) in Meluan want is a new building, a proper modern clinic to replace the old wooden clinic.
“I would like to invite the minister to visit the Julau clinic together to find out the best solution. Then, I propose that the Sarawak government loan the fund to the federal government if there is no budget from the federal government,” he said.
Rolland also stated that Meluan requires a fire station and that he has made several appeals to the federal government on this matter.
“I cannot afford to see my rakyat suffering from another fire incident. I believe most of the fire incidents are caused by short circuits due to old and poor wiring.
“Therefore, I would like to propose a special rewiring programme, especially for longhouses with a wiring system of more than 20 years,” he said. — DayakDaily