Wednesday, March 20

Limbang heroes monument will be upgraded — Abdul Rahman


Dr Abdul Rahman (seated, centre) and Ahmad Denney (seated, third left) join local government department’s heads and community leaders in a photo-call.

LIMBANG: The Limbang Heroes Memorial Monument here will undergo upgrading works, assures Assistant Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

The monument was set up in 1963 to honour the four police personnel – Kim Huat, Bujang Mohamed, Insoll Chundang and Wan Jamaluddin Tuanku Alen – as well as 42 British Royal Marine Commandos, who lost their lives during the Limbang Rebellion of 1962.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is Bukit Kota assemblyman, said a meeting would be called involving officials from Limbang District Council (LDC) and Limbang Resident’s Office, meant to come up with the most viable ways to preserve the monument and also to upkeep the graves of the four police personnel.

It is known that Limbang Heroes Memorial Monument draws many tourists, near and far, every year.

“We acknowledge the proposal for upgrading this historical landmark and will call a meeting with LDC and the Resident’s Office,” he told reporters after attending the division-level Sarawak Day 2018 celebration hosted by Limbang Malay Association (PML) here yesterday, where Limbang Resident Ahmad Denney Ahmad Fauzi was also present.

Meanwhile, Dr Abdul Rahman also encouraged all Malaysians to fly the national flag ‘Jalur Gemilang’, and also Sarawak flag throughout this month – especially in days approaching National Day on Aug 31.

“Let us all fly the flags at our homes, government and commercial buildings, shophouses, longhouses and villages to express our love for the country and show our patriotism.

“It also symbolises our honour and respect for those who lost their lives defending the security and sovereignty of our country,” he said.