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Govt looks to build four new courthouses in Sarawak
Published on: Sunday, January 09, 2022
By: Bernama
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The upgrading of courts would involve those in Kuching (pictured), Bintulu and Miri as well as the courts in Kota Samarahan, Sibu and Sarikei. (Kuching.gov.pic)
KUCHING: The government is proposing to build four new courts in Sarawak under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the new courts would be built in Limbang, Sri Aman, Mukah and Kapit.

He said the proposed projects are being evaluated by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, and are important to accommodate the rising number of cases.

“I also found many courts in Sarawak are housed in shared buildings with other government departments.

“(There are also courts) wherein judges have to enter via public areas. Judges should have their private entrances to take their seats,” he told reporters after a visit to the Kuching Court Complex here today.

Apart from that, Wan Junaidi said the government is proposing to build an official residence for the chief judge of Sabah and Sarawak in Kuching. 

Meanwhile, Wan Junaidi said under the 12MP, the government had approved 14 projects to upgrade, refurbish, and preserve court buildings in Sarawak with an allocation of RM9,212,700.

He said the upgrading would involve the Kuching Court Complex, Bintulu Court Complex, Miri Court Complex, as well as the courts in Kota Samarahan, Sibu and Sarikei.

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