Keningau to have biggest funeral parlor in state

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KENINGAU: The Chinese community here will soon have a proper funeral parlor after the completion of its building costing RM700,000.

It is situated at the Chinese cemetery along SMK Gunsanad Road.

The building committee chairman, Datuk Tham Kon Siong, said here yesterday that the building is expected to be the largest in the state.

“When completed, it is equipped with all facilities as well as space for rituals and prayers,” he told reporters after briefing Liawan PBS divisional chief Datuk Jake Jikulin Nointin who visited the building yesterday.

Jake contributed a RM20,000 personal donation toward the building construction.

Tham said the building committee still needed some money to complete the building.

He said most of the money to build the building was collected through donations from businessmen and individuals.

“I hope the government can provide financial contributions to reduce our burden of putting up the building,” he said.

Jake was accompanied by Liawan PBS deputy chief Zachary Datuk Kinsik, vice chief Kapitan Lee Tet Soon, PBS Wanita chief Paula Joseph, other PBS leaders and several construction committee members during the visit.