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Damaged Kampung Sukau gate. Company should pay for repair: Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board
Published on: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Damaged Kampung Sukau gate. Company should pay for repair: Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board
The damaged Kg Sukau gate.
KINABATANGAN: The company that owns the lorry which crashed into the gate of Kampung Sukau (Welcome Arch) in Sukau, near here, should pay for the repair, said Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) Chairman Vivian Wong.

A video clip showing a lorry crashing into the gate has gone viral.

“Based on the report I received, the incident was caused by the driver’s negligence. He was unaware that the lorry’s dump had lifted on its own, causing it to hit the gate,” said Vivian.

“I am grateful there were no injuries to road users. I received many enquiries about the repair of the gate that was destroyed.

“I believe the company involved should take responsibility and repair the gate.”

Sukau is best known for its proximity to Sungai Kinabatangan, one of the most significant and diverse ecosystems in Borneo.

The area around Sukau has rich biodiversity, including wildlife like proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, orang-utans and a wide array of bird species.

Wong, who is also Sandakan Member of Parliament, said investigations found that the lorry involved in the incident has an active “A” Carrier Licence under the Sabah LPKP, owned by a company with a depot address in Bukit Garam, Kinabatangan, and it operates throughout Sabah and Labuan.

“I have asked for a review of the records of the driver and the vehicle involved to determine if there were previous accidents.

“This matter will be discussed at the upcoming Sabah LPKP meeting for consideration of further action.”

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