Don’t change one or two road signs just to appease public, Dr Sim told

Photo source: Dr Sim Kui Hian Facebook

By Chew Lip Song

THE Sarawak Housing and Local Government Ministry has been told to look into all road signs along Jalan Stakan in Kuching which does not contain Chinese characters.

Michael Kong, the special assistant to the Stampin MP said some road signs along Jalan Jamboree and Jalan Stakan still did not contain Chinese characters. This was despite the Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian’s assurance that the road signs there were now dual lingual.

“The DAP has received complaints from the general public that the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) had conveniently only changed the two road signs which Dr Sim proudly boasted as a sign of Sarawak’s racial and religious harmony.

“It is regrettable that Dr Sim has failed to direct MPKS to look into all the other road signs along Jalan Stakan,” Kong said in a statement.

He added that the “feeble attempt” by the council to change the road sign despite strong public uproar over the issue was regrettable. The council, he said, should not be changing a road sign or two just to appease the public.

“A comprehensive approach ought to be undertaken to review all the other road signs within Jalan Stakan,” Kong added.

He said Dr Sim should direct all local councils, especially MPKS, to carry out their duty properly and in a systematic manner to avoid wastage of more time and public funds.