No celebration to mark anniversary of Miri’s city status

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

Miri attained city status on May 20,2005 and is the second largest urban centre in Sarawak.

MIRI: The 15th anniversary of Miri attaining city status came and went without ceremony due to Covid-19 pandemic and the conditional movement control order in place.

Mayor Adam Yii said official plans to mark the construction of the new Miri City Hall complex had also been cancelled.

“The new landmark was scheduled for completion in December but is now delayed due to the MCO, ” he said.

Yii reminded the 350,000 city folk not to hold any gatherings and to abide by standard operating procedures (SOP) in place to contain the spread of the virus and keep them safe.

“There will be no celebrations allowed until we know for sure it is safe.

“Miri City Council had plans to celebrate the city status anniversary grandly but safety comes first and we decided to postpone it.

“We may do so at a later date this year, ” he said.

Yii said the main focus now was on health and recovery of the local economy.

Miri attained city status on May 20,2005.

It is the second largest urban centre in Sarawak, after Kuching.

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