Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri N.48 Sukau


Kampung Sukau to become tourism village – Nazri

KINABATANGAN MARCH 30 : The government has decided to turn Kampung Sukau into a tourism village in the near future.

Tourism and Cultural Minister Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, who visited the village yesterday, said the village which is rich in biodiversity, had the potential to emerge as a well-known tourism spot.

The village is the centre of the Sungai Tribe to hold various cultural events such as Pesta Sungai in May and Pesta Damas in November apart from producing handicrafts, cultural arts and bird nests.

“Looking at this potential, the government will give a grant and allocation to upgrade the public toilet, homestay, cluster inns and jetty not only for the usage of local residents but also for visitors.

“In order to emerge as a well-known tourist spot, cleanliness is very important. Good hygiene must be practised not only by local residents but also by homestay and tour operators, who should ensure they have clean toilets and a clean surrounding compound of their homestay,” he said after officiating the ceremony of ‘Merakyatkan Seni Budaya’ organised by Sabah Association of Bangsa Sungai (SABAS) at Kampung Sukau, Kinabatangan, yesterday.

In order to keep up with recent developments, Nazri said the government would review the license fee for those locals who work as guides.

The current rate charged is RM550 for a period of three years and is seen as a burden for the tour guides. Therefore, a review is needed to ease their burden, Nazri added.

Also present were Assistant Culture, Tourism and Environment Minister Datuk Kamarlin Ombi, SABAS president Datuk Wahid Norbinsa, deputy president Datuk Johari Janan and N.48 Sukau Community Development Officer Dasran Hj Dahlan represent for YB Datuk Saddi Hj Abdul Rahman, State Assembly Member for N.48 Sukau.

Source : The Borneo Post Online; March 30, 2016 

Bersama Menteri KKLW..

Berjumpa atas urusan kerja dengan YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah di pejabat Mara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.

Semoga cepat sembuh...

Selesai program di Suan Lamba, YB.Datuk Saddi Hj Abdul Rahman ADUN N48 Sukau serta rombongan UPPM berkesempatan melawat keluarga yang sedang dirawat di Hospital Bukit Garam, Kota Kinabatangan...Semoga cepat sembuh..

Syabas Yang Berusaha..

Menunaikan permintaan penganjur untuk merasmikan Program Semarak Kasih Jiran Sekampung, Anjuran Yayasan Sabah Zon Pantai Timur dengan Kerjasama UPPM N48 Sukau, di Dewan Serbaguna Rancangan Suan Lamba, Kinabatangan.

Selamat Pengantin Baru..

Menghadiri majlis resepsi pasangan Dr Farouk dan Dr Amira, anak kepada Ketua pengarah BTN. YBhg. Datuk Haji Ibrahim bin Saad, di ballroom Hote Tabung Haji Kota Kinabalu. Selamat pengantin baru semoga bahagia hingga ke jannah..Aamin


Memberi penghormatan terakhir hari pengkebumian jenazah mantan ADUN Sukau Allahyarham Datuk Haji Aklee Haji Abass di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu. Saya mengajak sdra/i untuk sedekahkan al-fatihah kepada allahyarham, semoga Allah S.W.T  menempatkan rohnya bersama-sama orang beriman dan para suhada. Aamin

SUKAU BRIDGE: Foreign NGO's told to butt out, GO HOME to tackle their own problems there.

Thousands of locals would like to see a new bridge built over the Kinabatangan River. -- Photo courtesy of Trek Earth

SUKAU 13 MARCH : International based wildlife and environmental NGOs should return home and tackle the environmental issues happening in their respective countries to save the world from further destruction. 

Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said these NGOs should pressure their respective governments that have been destroying the forests and environment for hundreds of years, to replant the trees in their countries.

“I am demanding these NGOs who have based themselves in Sabah to go home and make sure their own countries carry out replanting (of trees) as an effort to save the world and ensure no more carbon dioxide is released from their industries that are polluting the surroundings and environment,” Rahman remarked Sunday. He did not name the NGOs that he was referring to.

One of the NGOs, Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) Director Dr Benoit Goossens was recently reported as saying it is critical that no more lands are lost through disordered land development as there is already too much fragmenting of forests in Sabah. 

Bahri presenting the memorandum to Kamarlin, third from left, while witnessed by Rahman and Saddi, both partially hidden at the back row, together with other senior officials.

Environmentalists fear that the new infrastructure would could inflict lasting damage on the local ecology, including a sanctuary for resident wild pygmy elephants. Rahman described the construction of the Sukau bridge project, as well as a road in the region, is all about the government’s responsibility of serving the people and bringing development as pledged. 

“These western-based NGOs do not understand the significance of the project that can help alleviate the poverty level and living conditions as well as standards of the rural communities here,” he said after launching the Sukau New Township Square and Tamu ground at Kg. Sukau here Sunday.

“They should look at what has happened, and is still happening in their own backyards before poking their noses in other peoples’ affairs.”

The road and the bridge project will go on despite the objections of the NGOs.

The square and Tamu ground was built at a cost of almost RM2 million given by the State government by the Sabah Housing and Town Planning Authority (LPPB). It is the second landmark at the new township after the soon-to-be completed Tun Juhar Mosque.

At the event, Rahman also witnessed the handing over of a memorandum which contained reasons for calling on the Sukau bridge project to be implemented, from a community leader of Sukau Bahri Omar representing the villagers here, to Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Kamarlin Ombi.

A trip to Sukau is never complete if one does not come across a herd of pygmy elephants.

“As a responsible government, it is imperative for us to ensure that the people receive and enjoy development which also need lands and these lands have flora and fauna as well as the wildlife animals.

“We try to mitigate…like what Saddi has pointed out the concern is on the elephants, then by all means we will give the way to elephants as well.

“But to deny this development (Sukau bridge) to the people here, then I think these Western NGOs are being too much and have gone overboard,” Rahman added.

Also present were Sukau assemblyman cum Rural Corporation Development (KPD) Chairman Datuk Saddi Abdul Rahman, SHDTA Chairman Datuk Ahmad Bujang, Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister Datuk Zakaria Mohd Edris, Rural Development Assistant Minister Datuk Nilwan Kabang and other senior officials.

He said he also supported Saddi in his fight against the Western-based NGOs and alleged they may have a hidden agenda.

Rahman said when he proposed for a dam to be built in Kota Belud that would resolve the water woes in the district as well as contribute to the irrigation needs there and generating hydro power, the same groups also objected.

Tourism has brought good money to the region, but are the villagers really benefitting from this sector, or is it the rich towkays from other districts who are the main benefitors.
Rahman also commended the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman for his true and people-oriented leadership for being very concern on carrying conservation efforts in Sabah. 

For instance, he said, Sabah under Musa’s leadership, had directed for replanting of timber trees at areas that have been logged. 

The planned bridge will connect the western bank of the Kinabatangan River to Sukau village, replacing the current ferry, which runs between Sukau and a gravel road built by an oil palm company. The new paved road will in turn connect Sukau village to Litang and Tomanggong, over 40 kilometers away to the southeast. 

The coastal villagers in Mukim Litang stay in five isolated and remote villages - Kg Litang, Kg Sri Ganda, Kg Tundun Bohangin, Kg Tidong and Kg Dagat; they have to commute by boats to go to Sandakan hospital that would take about a day to reach and have to endure high transportation costs. 

"If they go to Sandakan using a 40hp boat, then they would reach their destination in four hours' time. 

But some have died on the way, and women have given birth in boats after failing to get medical attention on time," said Saddi, the local lawmaker.

Pastikan rumah PPR tidak disalahguna, kata Rahman

SUKAU 13 MAC : Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Dato’ Haji Abdul Rahman Dahlan meminta semua Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) dan Majlis Daerah di seluruh negara supaya memantau semula penyalahgunaan ke atas fasiliti rumah mampu milik.

Bercakap kepada pemberita di sini kelmarin beliau tidak menolak berlakunya kes seperti menyewakan rumah Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) kepada pihak ketiga yang sekali gus mengambil kesempatan daripada kesusahan rakyat yang benar-benar layak untuk menduduki rumah PPR ini.

“Saya tahu banyak kes … sebab itulah menekankan penguatkuasaan bagi memastikan rumah PPR ini tidak disalahgunakan. Saya berharap pihak-pihak berwajib dapat menjalankan pemantauan supaya rakyat tidak lagi tertipu,” katanya.

Menurut beliau, penguatkuasaan terhadap isu tersebut dibuat sejak dua minggu lepas apabila wujudnya insiden yang dikesan menyewakan rumah mereka kepada pihak ketiga dengan sewa sehingga RM400 sebulan.

Satu lagi mercu tanda Pekan Baharu Sukau..

SUKAU 13 MAC : Ribuan rakyat N.48 Sukau hadir untuk menyaksikan Majlis Perasmian dan Pelancaran Dataran Tamu Pekan Baharu Sukau yang disempurnakan oleh YB Dato' Haji Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar Perumahan Dan Kerajaan Tempatan pada pagi tadi. Terima kasih YB Dato' di atas kesudian merasmikan majlis ini. 

Tahniah kepada YB Datuk Saddi Haji Abdul Rahman ADUN N. 48 Sukau yg dapat merealisasikan sebahagian rangka Pembangunan untuk Pekan Baharu Sukau. Terima kasih juga kepada segenap lapisan rakyat Sukau yg memberi sokongan padu, dan Jawatakuasa Pelaksana yang komited menjayakan Majlis tersebut. Ucapan terima kasih juga kepada semua yang terlibat secara lansung atau tidak langsung dalam menjayakan majlis ini.

Sukau bridge: YB favours first option

KOTA KINABALU 7 MARCH : The Federal-funded Sukau bridge based on the initial development design is more viable, environmentally sustainable and lucrative compared to a second option proposed by the Public Works Department (PWD) following concerns raised by NGOs and academica over the project.

Sukau Assemblyman Datuk Saddi Abdul Rahman said he favours the first option as it provides better connectivity and opens new and better routes benefiting many quarters, especially the villagers in Sukau.

"The funding for the Sukau bridge approved under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) involves RM75 million for the first phase and RM150 million for the second phase.

"This was supposed to kick off in January but it was put off following the voices of the NGOs that were concerned the project may jeopardise the population and survival of the elephants and other wildlife at the Lower Kinabatangan Sanctuary Wildlife (LKSW), which led to the proposed second option," he said.