DOUBLE SIX MONUMENT HELPS IN BOOSTING SABAH'S TOURISM - YONG

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KOTA KINABALU, June 6 (Bernama) -- The existence of the Double Six monument

in Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu has helped in promoting Sabah''s historic sites as

well as its tourism industry, said Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister,

Datuk Edward Yong Oui Fah.

He said the Double Six was a memorial to remember 11 people including

Sabah''s first Chief Minister Tun Mohammed Fuad Stephens and six other state

ministers who died when a Nomad aeroplane crashed 37 years ago.

"This is a place which plays a significant role in politics as well as

explaining the history of previous leaders who had contributed to Sabah," he

told reporters after Double Six monument commemorate ceremony here, today.

Yong said the memorial was the best and appropriate place especially for

Sabahans who wanted to learn about the state''s history.

Earlier, the ceremony began with the observance of a one-minute silence to

remember those who have died which was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony led

by Yong, Kota Kinabalu Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and representatives of the

victims'' families.

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Meanwhile, Yong denied allegations that the delay in the implementation of

several government projects was due to the lack of responsibility on the part of

the Kota Kinabalu Mayor.

Instead, he said the bugdet had been allocated for their implementation by

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) but it took time to implement.

Yong, who is also the minister in charge of DBKK affairs, said such matters

should be raised through the appropriate channels including the DBKK action

meeting.

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