Remote-control power boats to battle at Permai Lake Garden
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.