Mengkabong: Of beauty & ugliness

Ariel view of Kampung Mengkabong, in Tuaran, Sabah is breathtaking, but the fishermen living here are among the poorest in the country.

A few months ago the PPRT came into being to resettle these people with houses costing RM40K per unit per family. With exception, a few have  houses which cost more than RM40k per unit. This group of fishermen refused to take the offer. The penalty for being stubborn is that they have been left as they were …

The houses are located at a swampy stretch of land without proper piling to withstand the sinking earth.

Earth refilling was only done no more than a month earlier, but have been considered unsafe by many.

Video by {Amde Sidik}, Citizen Journalist