Uma Bakah among the many longhouses at Bakun resettlement scheme at Sungai Asap that yet to enjoy Bakun electricity. Pic - Panoramio/Jimmy Usat

Uma Bakah one of the longhouses at Bakun resettlement that yet to enjoy Bakun electricity.

Sarawak new Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem admitted it was rather ironic that the thousand of rural communities living close to Bakun and Murum hydroelectric dams didn’t enjoy it conveniences.

The Chief Minister said he would take remedial action to ensure those wanting water and power supplies would enjoy the benefits, Bernama reported.

The state – which has about 5,000 rural settlements, including longhouses and villages – had continued to see development in the past few years, he noted.

“(On my part) I hope to obtain more funds for the state under the coming 11th Malaysia Plan to bring more development, especially in rural areas,” said Adenan at a Hari Raya gathering organised by the Muslim community in the Civic Centre, Sarikei yesterday.

Adenan at Raya gathering held in Sarikei August 9, 2014. Pic – Morshien Affandi

Adenan at Raya gathering held in Sarikei August 9, 2014. Pic – Morshien Affandi