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Sunday, September 30, 2012


CEREMONY....Musa (fifth right) with from right: Rubin, Sukarti, Radin, Pairin, Ghulam and Raime jointly launching the Melalap town ground-breaking ceremony.

TENOM: Melalap, a sub-district near here with a population of about 5,000, will be getting a new township, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman. He said the project would take a substantial period to complete as the area was presently an oil palm plantation belonging to Sime Darby Bhd.

“We appreciate Sime Darby chairman Tun Musa Hitam’s gesture to let us have the site for rebuilding the town. I suppose it is also part of Sime Darby’s corporate social responsibility,” he noted.
He said the new township would have various amenities such as an administrative building, shops, a recreation area and a school.

Musa said the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government is committed to defending fate and future of the people of Sabah.

He said the creation of a new Melalap township is a promise fulfilled to reciprocate the commitment and cooperation of BN leaders here wanting to see the people enjoy progress.

Musa said the role played by BN leaders in developing Tenom, especially Melalap was a responsibility they must fulfill to enable the people to enjoy the fruits of development brought about by the BN government.

“I believe that without cooperation, we would not be able to develop the Melalap town,” he said in his speech at the Melalap town’s ground-breaking ceremony here yesterday.

“I am confident that this new town will be equipped with various facilities that can provide comfort to the community, especially the increasing pace of socio-economic development which means better living standard for the people,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Infrastructure Development, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitiangan told reporters that the creation of the Melalap town showed the commitment of the BN government.

“Pledges and promises are kept,” he said, adding that Pairin and the elected representatives in Tenom had submitted a plan to realise Melalap town a long time ago.

Eventually Sime Darby had agreed to give 200 acres of its oil palm land to the state government for the purpose of rebuilding Melalap town.

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Radin Malleh, who is also Melalap state assemblyman, said the first phase of the project would involve 23 acres while the second, 20 acres. The following phases would involve 20, 65 and 60 acres. (BP)


  1. Nampaknya pekan melalap akan mendapat pembangunan baru bagi kawasan tersebut.

    1. moga perancangan membangunkan Melalap akan berjalan lancar.

  2. Apa pun pastikan apa yang dirancang itu akan dilaksanakan sepenuhnya dan bukannya janji yang tidak ditepati. Penduduk percaya kerajaan BN mampu untuk memberikan yang terbaik bagi pembangunan ditempat mereka.

  3. Beside Malalap new township, a new township will be developed in Telupid by the government.

    1. Bandar Baru Telupid Jaya, a project costing RM200 million

    2. The township which is joint venture project between Syarikat Kesemua Sdn Bhd and a local Bumiputra entrepreneur will be built on a 60 acre site near the highway linking Kota Kinabalu to the east coast towns of Sandakan, Tawau and Lahad Datu.

    3. The project is expected to be completed in five years. the project would take shape in three phases. Phase1B will see the construction of another 26 units of two-storey shoplots while, Phase 2 will consists of 1,000 units of apartments and 300 units of terrace houses, 100 units of semi-detached and 50 units of detached houses will be built in Phase 3.

    4. It is a modern commercial centre comprising multi purpose two storey shoplots which are ideal for operating retail shops, offices, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hotels and a petrol station.

  4. Melalap bakal maju menjadi pekan yng besar.

  5. The tiny town of Melalap from the colonial era might not disappear from the map of Sabah after all, if the state gets its way.

    A plan is under way to acquire a piece of land from the owners of Melalap estate to build a township with amenities, including hospitals, to serve the ethnic Murut population numbering slightly over 10,000 in the deep interior of Tenom district.

    The government is upbeat about acquiring approximately 80ha from estate owners Sime Darby Berhad to develop the township, following preliminary talks between the company and the state led by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

  6. The 80ha land that Sabah Government is requesting sits on the fringe of Sime Darby’s estate in the present town of Melalap, once a bustling interior trading centre for coffee and other commodities up until the early 1980s.

    The town was within the Melalap estate owned by the British and then taken over by Sime Darby Berhad.

    It is among numerous other small towns, such as Weston and Kimanis, that are in danger of disappearing from the state map.

    The state government is hopeful that Melalap will follow in the footsteps of Bongawan, once a dying small town but has since been revived and is now developed.

  7. syabas kepada kerajaan kerana terus melaksanakan projek2 pembangunan di negeri ini.. saya harap lebih banyak daerah yang menerima pembangunan yang sama seperti ini..

  8. bandar atau pekan2 yang yang sedia ada di seluruh negeri sabah juga perlu dinaik taraf.. terutamanya berkenaan dengan kemudahan2 infrastruktur..


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