19 Dec '15, 2pm

Mud swamps terrible Miri-Marudi road

0 SHARES Whatsapp Facebook Twitter Mail Subscribe Print Google Linkedin Like this post? Share it using the Whatsapp button above (visible on smartphones). While we lament the terrible congestion on the urban roads in the peninsula, spare a thought for motorists in Sarawak using this horribly muddy road from Miri to Marudi. This slippery 43km road, riddled with potholes, was built only a few years ago. The road used to be the path to a logging camp which has now been converted into an oil palm estate, according to Sarawak resident Daniel who alerted me. It is near an area where (illegal?) logging and quarrying was carried out and native customary land was turned over for oil palm cultivation, he adds. Now Sarawak state has announced the upgrading (repaving?) work by the concessionaire… guess who… why, the Taib Mahmud family company CMS of course at a cost of RM77m. The Born...

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