RANAU – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Ar Rahman Mosque in Ranau Town will be rebuilt at a cost of between RM7 to RM8 million after it was badly damaged in the earthquake last Friday.
“I made the decision on my visit to the Ranau district which was badly affected, and after getting the views of the Sabah Chief Minister, member of parliament Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun and the Works Department. The cost is probably between RM7 to RM8 million,” he said.
Muhyiddin was speaking to reporters after attending a briefing here today by Ranau District Police Chief DSP Farhan Abdullah on the earthquake which measured 5.9 on the Richter scale which hit Sabah, with Ranau suffering the worst effects.
Muhyiddin said the reconstruction of the mosque should consider the earthquake factor in Ranau and use modern technology such as those in developed countries like Japan.
On the 33 schools in Ranau which were damaged and visited by him today, Muhyiddin said his ministry would provide an initial allocation of RM5 million, but the buildings had to be inspected to determine the degree of damage. – BERNAMA