Friday, 29 May 2009

Plenty of WW2 Bombs in Keningau

State Rural Development Assistant Minister Datuk Haji Sairin Karno called on the police to scan several places in the Keningau District for World War 11 bombs following the finding of three war relics here within this month.
He said the authorities concerned must ensure that residential areas and those being cleared for housing and development projects were free from these deadly explosives.
"I believe the police have the ability and the facilities to conduct the survey," he said, Wednesday.
Sairin, who is Liawan Assemblyman, was speaking after launching the Interior Zone Road Safety Campaign in conjunction with the Kaamatan (Harvest) Festival here.
He was commenting on the two WW11 bombs unearthed by construction workers levelling an area earmarked for a housing project in Kampung Toboh Baru here.
The third was found by a rubber tapper at his rubber smallholding in Kampung Awou.
The bombs, which were all about eight inches in diameter and three feet long, had been detonated by police.
The three found this month added to three finds from the same area several years ago which was believed to had been heavily shelled during the Second World War.
Meanwhile, Sairin called on road users to be extra careful during the festive season. He said traffic rules and regulations must be adhered to at all time.
"We must do our best to avoid accidents, " he said, adding that statistics showed an increased of accidents for the first five months this year compared to the same period last year.

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