Viral message on road collapse in Miri city not true

MIRI (Bernama) – The viral message on social media stating that the front portion of the road from Columbia Hospital to Petronas Service Station along Jalan Bulan Sabit, one of Miri city’s busiest streets, is in danger of collapsing is not true.

Piasau State Assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew said the viral message including the audio that alleged “the road may collapse at anytime” due to the ongoing underground construction for a sewage project was fake following a check at the project site yesterday morning.

“Further checks at the site, (revealed) the actual tunnelling work has not started in the specific locations as mentioned in the message,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Ting said the contractor of the project has lodged a police report yesterday after the circulation of the fake message on social media yesterday.

“We sincerely hope that the public will keep calm and do exercise due care while driving on the road,” he said.