26 MARCH 2017
The people of Lawas are constantly having to put up with dangerous roads – sections of roads keep falling into disrepair at regular intervals.
This time, it is a 7-km stretch of the Long Tuma to Long Ugui road which is not far from Lawas town. Once it took 10 minutes to drive to Lawas town, but the road has deteriorated so much that it now takes 30 minutes. The surface of the road is broken up in places and there are numerous potholes along the stretch. This makes driving on the road hazardous, especially at night when drivers cannot see clearly.
Sarawak is finally seeing some progress on the Pan Borneo Highway, but smaller roads like this must not be neglected. This is part of the Long Sebangan to Long Sukang road, and is therefore a much-used road. I urge the JKR to carry out repairs quickly and to have on-going maintenance of all our roads.
ADUN N81 Ba’ Kelalan