KOTA KINABALU: Landslides and uprooted trees caused by heavy downpour for several days along the jogging track in Tun Fuad Stephens Park, Bukit Padang, had prompted the management to close the whole area, said Gee Tien Siong.
Luyang Community Development Leader (PPM), Gee Tien Siong, said the park’s management has decided to temporarily close the place for repairs and restoration due to safety concerns and anticipation that the situation may worsen.
Gee, who is also Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Vice President, urged the public to be patient and stay safe.
He was briefed by Mark Daniel, the person in charge of the park, on the situation and development through a phone call today.
“For those who want to go for jogging exercise, there are many other alternative places which have been re-opened to the public,” he said.
Gee said he was asked by city folks why the Tun Fuad Stephens Park was still not yet available for public use since the State Government has announced easing of the movement control.
“It is hoped that the public can give the park’s management some time to clear the debris and complete the restoration to the park. After that, the park management will then decide after safety assessment is carried out and the appropriate date to reopen the place to the public,” Gee added.
Gee also thanked the management for taking safety-first into serious consideration.