Water problems and slippery floor surfaces are among the complaints of traders to the new city mayor

KOTA KINABALU: Traders in the Anjung Senja and Pasar Malam Sinsuran areas have raised concerns about the unstable water supply and slippery floor surfaces.


The Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City, Datuk Seri Dr. Sabin Samitah, acknowledged these issues and stated that traders often have to wait until late at night for water supply due to low pressure or even experience water cuts.

“As a result, they are forced to shorten their business hours. Traders have also reported that during peak hours, the water supply is insufficient, causing them to wait until the early hours of the morning for clean water.

“Another problem highlighted by traders is the slippery floor surfaces, which can be hazardous. They have requested that Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) address this issue by replacing the floor tiles to prevent stagnant water accumulation.

“Furthermore, traders have expressed concerns about frequent cases of theft occurring late at night near their business premises and food stalls. In response, the DBKK will take immediate measures to enhance security in the area. Brighter lights will be installed in the locations where theft incidents have taken place,” he said.

During a survey conducted in Anjung Senja, Pasar Malam Sinsuran, and Segama Waterfront last night, the newly appointed Kota Kinabaly City Mayor informed the media about these issues.

He emphasised that DBKK will collaborate with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to monitor the situation, particularly during specific times of concern.

Samitah also mentioned that the congestion problem in the area has caught his attention.

DBKK has taken the initial step of addressing this issue by implementing brighter lights and enhanced security measures.

However, he clarified that it cannot be guaranteed that congestion will be completely eliminated.

“Nevertheless, DBKK is committed to finding additional initiatives to alleviate congestion in the night market area and other areas of focus for the city’s residents.

“This initial step is part of their efforts to provide a better environment for traders and citizens alike,” he said.

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