Re­mote-con­trol power boats to bat­tle at Per­mai Lake Gar­den

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SIBU: The Bor­neo In­ter­na­tional Re­mote Con­trol Power Boat Tour­na­ment on April 28-30 at Per­mai Lake Gar­den has re­ceived 119 en­tries.

Sibu Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil ( SMC) chair­man Datuk Tiong Thai King said the Visit Sibu Year 2017 com­pe­ti­tion will in­volve 439 power boats.

He said the event would at­tract thou­sands in­clud­ing power boat en­thu­si­asts from around the world.

“The event has re­ceived a great re­sponse from lo­cal and West Malaysian power boat rac­ers.

“In­ter­na­tion­ally, we have con­firmed par­tic­i­pa­tion from Brunei, In­done­sia, Thai­land, Amer­ica and Dubai,” he told a full coun­cil meet­ing yes­ter­day.

Mean­while, Tiong said Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Govern­ment Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian has agreed to re­view SMC’s over two decades’ old by-laws and poli­cies to iden­tify their rel­e­vancy, par­tic­u­larly in terms of im­ple­men­ta­tion.

“SMC pro­posed amend­ments to the ob­so­lete by-laws and poli­cies dur­ing the min­is­ter’s visit on Feb 22 this year,” he said.

Tiong re­minded the public to seek SMC’s ap­proval be­fore con­struct­ing struc­tures within their houses or premises. He said SMC’s en­force­ment teams are cur­rently con­duct­ing in­spec­tions and would act against those with il­le­gal struc­tures.

“Lately we’ve noted an in­crease in il­le­gal struc­tures. Erect­ing il­le­gal struc­tures poses safety risks and haz­ards to oc­cu­pants of such build­ings or premises,” he said.

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