|Abdul Karim (left) seen at the Kampung Beliong jetty yesterday with local officials and villagers.|
ASAJAYA: Villagers of Kampung Beliong here can breathe a sigh of relief now that their assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has revealed that he is working to solve the soil erosion issue plaguing the village.
Speaking to The Borneo Post at the Kampung Beliong jetty yesterday, he said he is looking to take immediate action to prevent the banks of the Samarahan River at the village from further eroding.
“This is because the problem needs urgent attention and action as it is posing a serious threat to the public, especially those who live near the river banks.
“The purpose of my visit today is to see the condition of the river banks here at Kampung Beliong myself.
I hope to solve the problem as soon as possible,” he added.
Currently, villagers have to use a wooden jetty for boats to cross over to or arrive from the other side of the Samarahan River.
“We will visit more areas in my constituency of Asajaya from time to time.
We must make sure all areas are safe for the people,” he said.
A few local officials were also seen with him during the visit to the village.
Kampung Beliong, a predominantly Malay village, is well known for a Chinese temple located in the village along the banks of the Samarahan River called the Fuk Teck K’ung Temple.
It is a popular destination with visitors, especially those from Chinese community, and has seemingly become a tourist attraction for the village.
To reach the village, one must cross the Samarahan River from Kampung Tambirat, which is connected to the main road. -The Borneo Post