As Sarikei gets bigger and more affluent, court cases get a longer queue and are no longer simple like traffic accidents and petty theft. A new court house is being planned at the same road as the State and Federal Office Complexes, the SESCO building and the fire brigade. Read on ...
Sarikei District Office (Old) cum existing Court House, 2007
By Michael Chiew
SARIKEI: The proposed new Sarikei courthouse costing RM6.8 million and located at Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan would start construction soon. With the proposed project taking eighteen months to complete, the new courthouse will form part of the federal government’s programme to improve existing legal facilitating system in the division.
The construction project is undertaken to beef up the legal facilities of the current old structure courthouse strategically sited in the town area and located along Jalan Nyelong. With an increase in functions and legal activities in recent years, the existing space of the old court building is considerably inadequate and lacking proper and efficient administrative facilities.
Assistant Minister of Food Industries, Datuk David Teng Lung Chii, accompanied by the magistrate Norhamizah bte Shaiffuddin, Sarikei Divisional Public Works Department Engineer Tiong King Wei and local heads of government departments visited the site yesterday.
When met at the scene, Teng, the Assistant Minister of Local government, reiterated that the new building project, once completed, would be able to achieve the objective to cater to the needs for a better place to sustain proficient judiciary processes for the people of this division.
At the briefing process, it was learnt that the whole construction project would comprise a court house, guard house, mechanical and electrical building, open car park and shaded car park. Additional facilities would include a Sesco sub-station and bin collection centre for the proper disposal of rubbish and other unwanted materials.
Eastern Times, 19 Oct 2008