Yap (second left) with community leaders, councillors, and MPP officers in the 7th Mile area attending to the residents’ complaints.

KUCHING: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) is in the process of applying for extra government funds to carry out repair works on blocked and damaged sewage pipes behind some shophouses opposite the Kota Sentosa Market.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) chief Wilfred Yap explained that these repairs would involve major construction works.

“SUPP will continue to follow up and monitor the situation closely with MPP until the whole repair works are completed,” he assured in a statement on Friday.

According to him, the 7th Mile business community had recently complained about this matter.

He said that another issue they had raised was regarding the blocked sewage pipe at the male toilets of the Kota Sentosa Market, causing great inconvenience to the customers of the market.

“Following the request for assistance received, the two complaints were immediately communicated to MPP and the blocked sewage pipes at the male toilets at Kota Sentosa Market have been cleared and repaired,” he said.

He said that during his regular turun padang activity with local community leaders and SUPP members to the area, they were frequently approached by residents and the business community for assistance in requesting the local council to carry out improvement and repair works to damaged infrastructure facilities.

“Following such requests for assistance, the problems are always immediately communicated to the relevant authorities for their immediate action,” he said.

Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa Branch chairman, said that he would continue to serve the local community regardless of their political inclinations by resolving their predicaments, especially so during this recovery movement control order (RMCO) period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“SUPP PCB and Kota Sentosa Branch shall continue to be focused and fully committed to serving the rakyat,” he emphasised.

Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP PCB at 016-7797688 or 082-246999, or directly visit SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.