Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Only 4WD vehicles can use temporary K’gau—Kimanis Road


The temporary Keningau-Kimanis Road at Mile 10 was opened to all types of fourwheel drive vehicles yesterday following a landslide last month. However, light vehicles, including express buses, defied the order of the Public Works Department (PWD) and used the road, putting their passengers at risk. District Police Chief DSP Zahari Mohammed advised road users, especially those driving light vehicles, to obey the instruction from the PWD. “I advise drivers of light vehicles and express buses not to use this temporary road because it is dangerous,” he told reporters after monitoring the opening of the temporary road here yesterday with PWD and police personnel. Zahari said police would be stationed at the temporary road to ensure light vehicles do not use the road. “I advise road users to follow the instruction from time to time from the PWD because there is a high risk of using the temporary road, especially during the rainy season which could become muddy and slippery,” he said. On March 25, the new Keningau- Kimanis Road at Mile 10 was cut off by a serious landslide. Works to build a temporary road started two days after the incident and were fully completed and opened to four- wheel drive vehicles from yesterday.