Junz promises to help fire victims, hawkers
We are doing whatever we can to help and meet the needs of the fire victims. I had a brief discussion with officers of the relevant authorities and have urged them to extend the necessary assistance to the unfortunate victims of the fire incident. My officers from the ministry and the division have also been on the ground since Friday to assist.
PUTATAN: Tanjung Aru assemblyman cum Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Junz Wong says he will direct the Putatan district officer to check on all squatter areas to ensure the risk of any fire hazard is reduced.
Junz said this to reporters after visiting the Kampung Pasir Putih, Putatan fire victims. The visit to the temporary settlement at the Putatan Community Hall was led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
“We are doing whatever we can to help and meet the needs of the fire victims.
“I had a brief discussion with officers of the relevant authorities and have urged them to extend the necessary assistance to the unfortunate victims of the fire incident.
“My officers from the ministry and the division have also been on the ground since Friday to assist,” said Junz.
Meanwhile, he expressed his gratitude and appreciation to those who have come forward to assist the fire victims in whatever form.
He also promised to bring
Datuk Junz Wong, Tanjung Aru assemblyman cum Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry
up to the State Cabinet as soon as possible the matter of the resettlement of the squatters under the ‘ Projek Perumahan Rakyat’ ( PPR) housing programme.
In the incident, the houses of 74 families were razed by fire on Friday affecting some 315 people.
“I am really saddened and shocked by this unfortunate mishap. I hope no one is riding for cheap publicity from this disaster,” Junz told reporters.
After visiting the fire victims, Junz continued with his ‘ turun padang’ efforts by spending time at the Tanjung Aru constituency and meeting with the constituents.
He made a first stop at the first beach at Tanjung Aru to brief the hawkers on the plan to allow them to operate there.
“I am working very closely with the new Kota Kinabalu Mayor so that the hawkers can start operating soon,” he said.
Junz then proceeded to the Tanjung Aru Low Cost Housing Flats to distribute school bags under the School Bag Assistance Program to Year 1 to 6 pupils.
He also had a walkabout at the flats and talked with local leaders to get their feedback and understand the problems of the residents, and promised to tackle and resolve the problems faced by the residents of the Low Cost Housing Flats together with Kota Kinabalu City Hall.
Subsequently, Junz proceeded to inspect the Tanjung Aru Lama jetty which is being planned for upgrade to turn it into a tourism spot to attract tourists and create commercial opportunities for the locals.
He inspected a few wooden walkways that were upgraded using his Tanjung Aru assemblyman fund to ensure the walkways were properly constructed.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local leaders for working very hard to help the rakyat,” he said.
Junz (second right) inspects the dismantled hawkers stalls at Tanjung Aru first beach.