Sarawak Buildings Ordinance amendments to include longhouse safety, to be tabled in Nov DUN sitting

Dr Sim (fifth left) photographed with others at the Malaysian Gondesan Dharma Assembly in conjunction with Buddha's birthday held at UCSI Hotel, Kuching, on June 3, 2023. Photo: Ukas

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KUCHING, June 3: The Sarawak government will examine the safety specifications of longhouses to be included in the amendments that will be made to the Sarawak Buildings Ordinance 1994.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the entire ordinance is being studied and in the process of consultation with experts before the amendment can be implemented.

“Currently, the Sarawak Attorney General’s Office (SAG) is doing a final review to ensure there is no conflict with Federal or other laws,” he said when met by the media after attending the Malaysian Gondesan Dharma Assembly in conjunction with Buddha’s birthday held at UCSI Hotel here today.

Dr Sim, who is also the Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Sarawak (MPHLG), also hoped to table the amendments in the next Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in November.

Also present were Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Tan Kai. — DayakDaily