Thursday, April 9

RM10 mln received to restore quake-hit Mt Kinabalu – CM

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SANDAKAN: Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, yesterday thanked the Prime Minister for allocating RM10 million to fix the damaged routes and improve safety aspects at Mount Kinabalu which was received by the State Government yesterday.

“We have received the allocation today and on behalf of Sabah Parks and the State, I would like to thank the Prime Minister for keeping his promise. We are hoping for all the routes on Mount Kinabalu to be fixed by September 1, this year so that climbers can continue with their activities then.

“This allocation means a lot to us (Sabahans), especially the people of Ranau,” he said, during a Ramadan month presentation of donations at Luboh and Sungai Padas at Mile 12, here.

A total of 945 people from Luboh and 718 people from Sungai Padas received donations in cash, batik cloth and rice.

According to Musa, the presentation of donations during the Ramadan month is an annual practice to assist those who are in need in Libaran here. The recipients consist of orphans, farmers, senior citizens, as well as those who are financially disadvantaged.

Also present were the assistant minister of Local Government and Housing, Datuk Zakaria Edris, and Sekong assemblyman, Datuk Samsudin Yahya, and other local leaders.