Igan constituency desperately needs Voluntary Firefighting Unit

Date:

SIBU: The Igan constituency is in need of a Voluntary Firefighting Unit as the closest fire station is 40 minutes away, says its MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawie.

He urged the government to expedite the unit’s approval, which is long overdue.

“I brought up the matter at the Dewan Rakyat sitting previously. I will speak to the minister concerned or his deputy again when he visits Daro on Aug 20 as the matter is of urgency.”

Ahmad Johnie told the media this when he was asked on the request of Igan folk for the setting-up of volunteer firefighters, which was voiced by the organising chairman of ‘Pedun Likew Igan Kubu 2022’, Mohamad Ali Kupon during the event here on Monday (Aug 8).

“Most of the houses in the area are traditional Melanau wooden houses and if fire were to occur, they would be destroyed in less than 20 minutes.

“I can’t say how soon the application will be approved but we will try to expedite it. While waiting for approval, one of the alternatives is to equip every house in Igan with a fire extinguisher.

“This is similar to what we have done for longhouses in the surrounding area where they were been given such equipment.”

Vehicle plunges down 30-foot ravine, driver manages to escape unharmed

KAPIT: A local man thanked his lucky stars after managing to escape a terrifying accident without any injuries at Amang Bridge, Jalan Melekun last...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Poor weather hampers search for missing fisherman

MUKAH: Inclement weather hampered the fifth day of the...

Sarawak records 45 deaths from rabies since 2017

KUCHING: All 32 immune belt enforcement teams (IBET) will...

Council cracks whip on used cooking oil 

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) will be taking stern...

Three week controlled release of water from Bakun

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy is commencing its seasonal controlled release...

Rabies epidemic manageable but vigilance must remain

KUCHING: The number of rabies cases in Sarawak is...

Driver injured as 4WD rams tree

MIRI: A 42 year-old man suffered injuries to his...

Snake caught in hospital

BETONG: A hospital employee was shocked to discover a...

Concert combines music, animation, short film

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A prominent local band, At Adau, has...

Council issues notice on trading stalls

KUCHING: Kuching North City Council (DBKU) will offer trading...

State sets up IBET to curb spread of rabies

KUCHING: The establishment of the Immune Belt Enforcement Team...

RM560 mln spent by state to combat COVID-19 outbreak

KUCHING: Since COVID-19's outbreak, the Sarawak government has spent...

Use data to create new, better methods to fight COVID-19

KUCHING: The use of data to develop new and...