Tunggulian site for new crematorium

Aziz Idris

Minister of Home Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong revealed that the Tiong Hua community will have a new crematorium site at a proposed location in Kampong Tunggulian, Sungai Liang, in response to the request for the status of the proposal submitted by the Tiong Hua Association by Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh on Friday.

The minister said the Tiong Hua Association initially submitted a proposal to obtain land in Kampong Kiudang for the construction of a crematorium. After an evaluation by local authorities, the site in Kiudang was deemed unsuitable, and as an alternative, the Tiong Hua Cemetery will be moved to a new location in Kampong Tunggulian.

“All agencies and ministries, together with the Tiong Hua community, have already inspected the new site.

“All parties have agreed to identify this site as the new crematorium, instead of the proposed location in Kiudang,” said the minister.

The minister requested for a building design plan for the crematorium to enable relevant parties to commence construction.