PKR Sabah Secretary, Dr Roland Chia urged the local authorities to conduct an in depth study and investigation on the root cause of the recent 3 fire outbreaks within a period of 3 weeks that has affected two commercial centres i.e Towering Commercial Centre & Taman Mesra Shop Houses, Penampang.
7 shops gutted in total and also one residential area – Taman Forget Me Not/ Tman Everclicked, Penampang where a total of 6 double storey terrace houses were gutted down also. Millions worth of personal & business properties have been lost as a result of this. Dr Roland Chia was saying this during his visit to the site of where fire broke out in Towering Commercial Centre.
One of the main complains from the fire victims were – non functional fire hydrants, insufficient number of fire hydrants , low water pressure from the water hydrant points. Nevetheless – Dr Roland Chia commended the swift action by BOMBA in arriving at the destination upon receiving alert calls.
Dr Roland Chia also urged the relevant local authorities in expediting the insurance claims and also approval of development plans so that business operators can resume their business as soon as possible; in addition to the residents whose houses have been gutted can start rebuilding their homes again.