Govt must not forget Sibu, says council chief


THE new Sibu MP will have to make the needs of Sibu folk known in Parliament.

Sibu Municipal Council chairman Clarence Ting (pic) said the townsfolk wished to have better and improved federal services.

“The government must not forget about Sibu. So our new representative must be able to make known the Sibu name loud and clear,” he said in a press conference after the opening of the Borneo Palliative Care Conference 2022.

The recent announcement by the Federal Government that more than 300 sites in Sarawak had been identified for the 5G network this year, Ting said, was food for thought as Sibu was left out.

“This project to boost Internet connectivity will only be implemented in industrial areas in Kuching, Miri and Bintulu.

“This is very sad,” he said, questioning if Sibu was forgotten.

Ting also called for palliative care services to be extended to the town.

He said as there was no such service in Sibu, residents had to go to either Kuching or Kuala Lumpur to get palliative care.

“The community here is growing and the need is there.

“Travelling costs money and is very tiring for families.

“I hope the Sarawak and the Federal governments will hear the cries of the Sibu people,” he added.Ting was one of three candidates vying for the parliamentary seat in the 15th General Election, which was won by incumbent, DAP’s Oscar Ling.

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