SIBU: At least three roads here are in dire need of street lighting.
Dudong assemblyman Yap Hoi Liong named them as Kong Yit Khim Road, Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Road and RTM Road.
He said houses were mushrooming along these roads, and many people were now living in the areas.
“The local government is duty bound to provide street lighting as these people do pay assessment rates,” he explained.
Yap said he had been receiving complaints from residents that the areas were insufficiently lit, and was puzzled as to why the authorities had not increased the street lightings despite him making numerous requests.
“There is street lighting in these three roads, but not enough.
“And, I don’t think funding can be cited as a reason for not increasing the number of street lights,” he pointed out.