Pub­lic wants swift ac­tion to fix pot­hole, un­even road

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MIRI: A large pot­hole and un­even road sur­face be­tween the traf­fic light junc­tion at Jalan Tun Hus­sein Onn (in front of Ta­man Tunku) head­ing to SJKC Chung San Miri pose se­ri­ous prob­lems to road users.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic want Miri City Coun­cil ( MCC) to take im­me­di­ate ac­tion, with a com­plainant who wished to be iden­ti­fied only as Loke telling The Bor­neo Post that count­less com­plaints had been made since the end of De­cem­ber last year through phone calls and emails with the Ta­likhid­mat por­tal.

“The pot­hole which has been there for more than a month is get­ting big­ger. I use this road ev­ery day to bring my chil­dren to school and to go to work.

Most ve­hi­cles avoid the pot­hole caus­ing the sin­gle- lane road near a school to be very con­gested. This is se­ri­ous be­cause it af­fects stu­dents’ safety,” he said.

Loke said that he had called the city coun­cil’s en­gi­neer­ing sec­tion to en­quire about the mat­ter and was told rudely that the mat­ter ‘is in progress’ as there is ‘no bud­get to fix’.

“We, tax­pay­ers pay our dues on time. Civil ser­vants should not take mat­ters that could pose dan­ger to the pub­lic lightly,” he said in dis­ap­point­ment.

He added that Miri Mayor Adam Yii must take note of the mat­ter and en­sure that all rel­e­vant de­part­ments do their jobs ac­cord­ingly.

The pot­hole and un­even road sur­face have been an in­con­ve­nience for road users.

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