Thursday, January 20

‘State govt should monitor Radio Free Sarawak

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’THE state government should monitor activities by Radio Free Sarawak, a pro opposition independent radio station known to manipulate facts for the opposition’s political mileage in the upcoming general election.

According to Balai Ringin assemblyman Snowdan Lawan, all programmes aired by the station were filled with political agenda to tarnish the image of the state government.

“Recently, the Information Department said it was difficult for the state government facing a hurdle in taking action against the radio station but the department can provide factual information to counter the allegations and issues raised by the station,” said Snowdan.

He elaborated that the station’s programmes were filled with accusations and immediate action should be taken against the radio.

Earlier on, Snowdan had raised the issue of basic facilities including road, electricity and water supply in his constituency, which was still the main issue among the people of Balai Ringin.

“The road connecting Simunjan from Spaoh junction to Punda junction is in dire need of attention. I was informed that Public Works Department is in process of repairing the road at a cost of RM6.6 million as stated by Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Micheal Manyin,” he added.

On a related matter, he urged the relevant authorities to come up with a strategic patrolling programme to ensure damage caused by overloaded lorries could be repaired as soon as it occur.

“This can help prevent potholes as they are dangerous to road users as they expose them to accidents,” he said.