PHOTO: The Financial Park building.
January 10, 2017
LABUAN – Labuan Public Works Department (PWD) declared that the Financial Park building is safe for operation after they made the check on the building structure after the tremor occurred around 2.30pm today.
The situation had caused some panic and prompted many of those working in the higher level of the building to go the ground for safety.
According to a witness, she felt that their office was moving where they looked and asked at each other whether they could feel the tremor.
“The tremor did not stop where finally our head office ordered us to move out from our office to the ground. I think, we are among the first groups to move out,” she said.
The warning siren in the building was activated around 3pm to warn those in the building to move out quickly.
The warning siren stopped at 4pm where all those working in the higher level of the building were resuming their work as usual after the PWD confirmed the whole structure of the building was safe.
Financial Park building is housing offices for Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), government departments, trust companies, banks, shop lots, apartments and others.