Rep: Community leaders, youths in Pulau Bruit must help prevent theft at telco tower cabins

Abdullah Saidol (centre) witnessing the handing over of a completed project in Daro constituency.

Daro, July 27: Community leaders including youths and volunteers in Pulau Bruit are urged to remain vigilant and increase monitoring to deal with cases of theft at telecommunication tower cabins in the area.

Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Abdullah Saidol explained that such thefts have been happening for a long time, where more than 100 cases were recorded last year and 50 cases confirmed so far this year.

“This situation has caused a lot of disruption to telephone lines and the Internet.

“Therefore, I hope community leaders are always alert and the youths and volunteers could regularly monitor the area so that there are no more thefts at the cabins of telecommunication towers,” he said during the Daro District Community Engagement Program at the Kampung Tekajong Multipurpose Hall, Pulau Bruit Daro yesterday (July 26).

Abdullah, who is also Semop assemblyman, said that one of the main contents of the programme was to explain to the village leaders about the management and supervision methods that need to be in place when facing the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic at this time.

Among others, he stressed the importance to make sure everyone is vaccinated and no one would avoid being vaccinated.

He further congratulated the Daro District Office in collaboration with UKAS, Public Works Department (PWD) and others for successfully organising the community engagement programme with all the community leaders.

Earlier, he witnessed a simple handing over ceremony of five completed projects and two Rural Transformation Program (RTP) project sites for the Semop state constituency totaling RM1,557,113.48 located at Pulau Bruit Daro.

The five completed projects were the upgrading of road in Kampung Penibong costing RM150,000; the upgrading of bridge and road in Kampung Penibong (RM210,000); embanking and upgrading entrance road into the village in Tekajong (RM303,036); upgrading of Jalan Bendahara Extension to Kampung Hulu Tekajong (RM101,000); and building new and upgrading entrance road to Kampung Penipah (RM200,000).

Meanwhile, the two project sites handed over were the upgrading of Jalan Melur (Main Road) Kampung Bruit costing RM293,077.48 and the upgrading of road from Kampung Bruit Hall to the main road (RM300,000).

Abdullah also presented crops of the Caring Farmers programme to frontliners and Yayasan Sarawak school uniform vouchers during the event.

Also present were Mukah Division Resident Hamdiah Bakir, Daro District Officer Bujang Rahman Seli, Matu Daro IPD Criminal Investigation Division Chief Inspector Anuar Affindi and Matu Daro District PWD Engineer Awang Dasuki Dol. — DayakDaily