SANDAKAN: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) is taking credit for the gazettement of Kampung Bokara, when it is the works from the past Government, Barisan Nasional (BN).
BN’s candidate for Karamunting state seat, Dato’ Chew Kok Woh said that it takes years for a settlement to be gazetted into a village.
He said for Kampung Bokara (located in Karamunting), the application to gazette the village was made in 2003.
“For a village to be gazetted, it takes a long time and a long series of processes; the Land Utilisation Committee needs to inspect and study the place, whether or not it is suitable. It then goes to the Land and Survey Department that would issue a Registered Survey Paper (R.S.P), then to Sandakan Municipal Council. When all are approved, they need to get back to the State Government for state revenue documents processing.
“Is Warisan saying that they completed all these processes in two years? The application and process of gazetting Kampung Bokara had already begun years before Warisan even existed,” he said.
Kampung Bokara was officially gazetted on September 3 this year, involving 2.83 hectares of land. The official documents were handed over by Warisan President, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in a ceremony here.
Chew said this in his campaign session during Meet with the Locals Programme in Pasir Putih here, Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Chew explained one of his manifesto points that he is going to start more clinics in Karamunting.
“Right now we don’t want clinics that could only treat certain sickness. For all residents of Karamunting, if they have any health concerns after office hours, they have to go to the Hospital Duchess of Kent in Mile 2 1/2 Jalan Utara.
“Even if they managed to get treated in the clinics here, some of them would still get referred to the hospital because the clinics here do not have complete medical services. So what we want is a complete clinic that would be able to help the people here, so that they do not have to go to the hospital which is farther away,” he said. -pr/BNN