road conditions in Sabah!
Keningau, July 8, 2010: Villages from at least 10 villages (kampung) from
Nabawan to the Keningau town called on the government to address their
woes. These villages were kept isolated because of the deplorable road
conditions in the area.
With a population of more than 3,000 villagers, these villages were
deprived of transportation thus depriving them of the much need medical
services and accessibility problems.
A severely broken bridge (pictured) which posed a danger to even
pedestrians while vehicles are unable to be used to cross this bridge and
instead were left stranded and motorists have to spend their night inside
their vehicle waiting for help to come.
School children were also unable to attend their school. It was
reported that there are 5 schools in this areas and people have problems
in buying basic necessities.
This is only a tip of the iceberg with many more other areas affected
with this kind of problem around Sabah for decades which the government
is not seriously tackling.
* It is not fair to cut subsidies across the board when poor people were
made to suffer as a result of poor governance, corruptions, wastages and
leakages, especially in Sabah with the highest poverty rate in Malaysia,
with more than 60% kampung people living below the poverty line, their
children suffering from hunger and the lack of basic health facilities.