Dr Teo to be happiest person in Miri when bigger hospital, low-cost housing projects implemented


Ling (second right) accompanied by her mother receiving the YB Dr Michael Teo Award from Dr Teo. On the left is Ng.

MIRI: Two major development projects – health facilities and services as well as low cost housing proposed for Miri city in particular are expected to boost the overall quality of life of the local people once they are implemented.

Miri MP Dr Michael Teo said for the health sector, the city requires a bigger hospital to solve the currently congested Miri Hospital, while for housing, the city requires some 8,000 units of low cost houses.

“Feedback received these two projects are badly needed by the people in Miri Constituency or Miri City. When the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government can successfully implement bigger hospital for Miri, I will be the most happy person in the city.

“Similarly when 8,000 houses are built for the low income group particularly the squatters, I will also be the most happy person in Miri city,” said Dr Teo when officiating at the SMK St Joseph’s Excellent Award Ceremony for Form 5 students at a hotel here last night.

Dr Teo assured that he will do his best to ensure that these two main projects are implemented by the PH government.

During his speech, Dr Teo also commended SMK St Joseph for organising the event to honour the students for their excellent performance.

“This ceremony should be held every year as it recognises and honours students who will sit for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

“It is hoped that awards presentation can be continued in the future as this is a way of motivating students to gain success in SPM examination. In addition, the candidates are also expected to enhance their confidence in facing future challenges and obstacles,” he said.

Earlier in his speech, SMK St Joseph principal, Ng Meng Heong said the school performance had steadily improved since he assumed the position six years ago, adding that the school’s best achievement was in 2014, when the school’s average grade for SPM was 4.29 per cent as compared to 5.72 per cent in 2012 and 5.516 per cent in 2013.

At the function, 185 students received awards, including seven special awards, the highest being – YB Dr Michael Teo Award which was awarded to Michelle Ling Xin Hui (5C).