Masing surprised no one working at Bakun

Masing makes a surprise visit to the Bakun jetty construction site.

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing hopes that the movement control order (MCO) has not given the public and private sector the excuse of not working full time.

He said this after a visit to see the progress of the Bakun alternative road and the construction of the Bakun jetty.

“I was inspecting the Bakun lake for a possible site for the power boat race which has been put on hold for one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“So, I dropped by to see the progress of the Bakun alternative road and the construction of Bakun jetty. Even though it was on a working day, no one was on site.

“I hope the MCO was not a factor for the no work in progress. If it is, then contract works on Public Works Department (JKR) projects in Sarawak are in serious trouble of completion,” he said on Tuesday (Aug 3).

Masing, who is also the Infrastructure and Ports Development Minister, said the MCO must not be an excuse of not doing any work both in the private as well as public sector, especially when more than 65 percent of the Sarawak population had been fully vaccinated.

“The government has also allowed working sites to open for work.

“I, therefore, hope the MCO has not given the public and private sector the excuse of not working full time,” he added.

A view of the Bakun lake.