KOTA KINABALU: The state should consider naming new roads and buildings after former leaders of Sabah, says state Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.
Former leaders like past chief minister Tan Sri Peter Lo and former Federal minister Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Gilong should be honoured and have their names on roads or buildings, he added.
“These leaders have contributed a lot to the state and I would suggest raising this issue in the next Cabinet meeting, ” he told a press conference after a cultural publication launch in Penampang on Tuesday (March 9).
On Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s call to reinstate a road name honouring Kadazandusun leader Lojungah Mohigil in the city, Masidi said the renaming of roads cannot be done in a day.
The road name was reportedly replaced by that of a former city mayor.
“To rename a road, the authorities would need the approval of various parties including the state, Public Works Department, and City Hall, among others, ” he said.
He added that there should not be a problem to rename a road if all the procedures have been followed.
On another matter, Masidi said he was just fine five days after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine.
He said apart from a mild fever that came and went, and some fatigue he felt the first few days after getting the jab, nothing else was bothering him.
“I have read reports of the symptoms and possible effects after vaccination and what I experienced is just normal, ” he said.
Masidi was among the first batch of vaccine recipients in Sabah on March 4.