KOTA KINABALU: The Luyang Community Hall will become the temporary evacuation disaster shelter to accommodate those victims whose homes at the Tanjung Aru water village here were destroyed by fire early Sunday.
A decision was reached after discussions with various government departments and agencies, including the Luyang Community Development Unit (UPPM) and Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) Mayor to make the Luyang Community Hall as a temporary shelter for the fire victims.
Luyang Community Development Leader (PPM), Gee Tien Siong, said he learned that these victims are local Sabahans.
Gee Tien Siong
“I would like to inform all residents of Luyang that there is nothing to be worried about, as this arrangement was discussed and informed to all relevant authorities.
“There will be officers, the police and RELA personnel stationed at the community hall 24 hours daily to ensure security and safety as well as maintaining order, while the DBKK will ensure the cleanliness of the area,” said Gee, who is also SAPP Vice President, in a statement today.
“I want to highlight that this is unlike the incident on October 13, 2019, where a flock of undocumented immigrants gathered around Luyang Community Hall where neither the Luyang assemblyman, the minister, DBKK nor police were aware of it,” he explained.
That 2019 incident had caused a shock and fears among the people of Luyang, he added