SEMPORNA: Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal urged residents to fully cooperate with security forces in maintaining security of the district.
Shafie, who is also member of parliament for Semporna, said such cooperation is important because they know the population and the kampungs inside out.
“The people should cooperate and help to facilitate the duties of security forces because some have just arrived and do not know the area well,” he said when speaking at the opening ceremony of the Lihak Lihak Bridge here yesterday.
Shafie also advised the people in general and the community in Semporna specifically to remain united.
“There are nine villages in Kampung Likah Lihak. I hope the villagers will not be divided in their political affliliation,” he said.
According to Shafie, the government has brought various developments to Semporna district besides Lihak Lihak Bridge, like roads and electricity supply.
“The government is aware of the difficulties faced by people living in this area. It will provide a machine to process dirty water so that it can be used for daily use,” he said.