San­dakan school built on stilts in dan­ger of col­laps­ing

New Straits Times - - News -

SEKO­LAH Ke­bangsaan Sri Tan­jung Pa­pat 2, which is built on stilts in Jalan Buli Sim Sim, San­dakan, Sabah, is in dan­ger of col­laps­ing as it is near a beach.

A par­ent, who wanted to be known only as Ab­dul Rahim, said the safety of the 310 pupils and 37 staff was be­ing com­pro­mised. “Please do some­thing about it.”


The stu­dents and staff of SK Sri Tan­jung Pa­pat 2 will tem­po­rar­ily be moved to the va­cant build­ing next to SK Sri Tan­jung Pa­pat I, af­ter the wooden struc­ture was de­clared unsafe.

“They will be moved by the end of this month,” said Tan­jung Pa­pat com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment leader Wong Chee Keat.

Pre­vi­ously, the four-storey build­ing was oc­cu­pied by SK Sri Tan­jung Pa­pat 1, but was left va­cant when the school op­er­a­tions moved to a new build­ing.

“The Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment has given the nod for SK Tan­jung Pa­pat 2 to be tem­po­rar­ily moved to the va­cant build­ing at SK Tan­jung Pa­pat 1.

“Tan­jung Pa­pat assem­bly­man Datuk Seri Ray­mond Tan Shu Kiah, who is also deputy chief min­is­ter, will use fund­ing from his assem­bly­man’s al­lo­ca­tion to re­fur­bish the va­cant build­ing be­fore stu­dents and staff start their classes,” added Wong.

The wooden struc­ture, which SK Tan­jung Pa­pat 2 oc­cu­pies, is on the seafront and a re­cent in­spec­tion car­ried out by the au­thor­i­ties found the struc­ture was no longer safe.

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