Are we supposed to jump down from the bridge?
The GRS State Government, under the stewardship of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor has recently announced the completion of the RM31.5 million skybridge that connects Asia City, Center Point Shopping Mall, and Api-Api Centre in Kota Kinabalu and it will be opened to the public on 9 September.
However, Sabahans were quick to notice that something was wrong with the skybridge. The path to the Center Point Shopping Mall leads to a dead end!
The skybridge was build right to the side of the mall, but there were no entrance into the mall, neither a staircase for people to walk down from the bridge.
Skybridge 31.5juta Sabah.— Al-Rashid Zulkefli🏴 (@AlRashidZulkefl) September 5, 2021
Turun nak pegi mall, kena lompat sendiri pegi bawah.😂 pic.twitter.com/AVSVk3idoS
Having said that, this completely defeats the purpose of the skybridge as the bridge becomes dysfunctional and people would have to brave the traffic and cross the streets again.
Previously, the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor had in a press conference said “The completion of the project shows that the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-led government is a proactive and caring government.”
The bridge was initially said to have cost RM31.5 million but the project was being abandoned indefinitely after works stopped in 2018 following the bankruptcy of its developer.
However, earlier this year, Hajiji visited the site and immediately allocated RM4.7 million from the State Government to complete the project.
He also instructed that the skybridge to be completed as soon as possible for the convenience and safety of the public.
Well, that was only what was reported by the media.
Wait.— Al-Rashid Zulkefli🏴 (@AlRashidZulkefl) September 5, 2021
Handsard Parlimen bertarikh 6 Nov 2019, MP Kota Kinabalu mendedahkan RM60juta sudah diluluskan oleh kerajaan terdahulu(UMNO/BN), baki tak siap pula sepatutnya RM4juta.
Awal tahun, GRS suntik RM4.7juta. Hajiji rasmi projek, umum kos RM31.5juta???? Mana pegi 20juta lain???? pic.twitter.com/10gMdn0B20
The netizen who pointed out the dysfunctional bridge had did some research and found a document from 6 November 2019, which said that RM60 million had been allocated to the project by the previous government, and it needed only another RM4 million to complete.
The math just doesn’t add up. The netizen the questioned “Where did the remaining money went?
Nonetheless, it was only this part of the skybridge that was dysfunctional, while the rest of the bridge is still functional.
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