Junz prom­ises to help fire vic­tims, hawk­ers

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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.

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