MIRI: Extreme religious practices that could undermine Sarawak’s peace and unity ought to be rejected, said Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin.
The Senadin assemblyman reminded all Sarawakians not to be easily influenced by the culture brought by outsiders that was not suitable for the state’s multicultural society.
“Although the people in Sarawak are of various races, religions and cultures, we can live together under one roof in peace and harmony.
“Such cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence have made Sarawak a unique state, especially from the tourism aspect,” he said in his speech for the launch of the Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) Kasih Karunia Church’s 10th anniversary celebration dinner at Dynasty Hotel here on Saturday.
“Continue to live harmoniously and respect one another because this makes us all unique and strong; hence, we must not allow anyone to come to Sarawak to sow seeds of distrust or discontentment.”
At the same time, Lee called upon the people to work closely with the state government in advancing Sarawak’s prosperity, and taking care of the well-being of the people in the state.
“With unity and high spirits to develop Sarawak together, only then can our state progress,” he said.
Later, Lee announced an allocation of RM15,000 under his Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant for the church to carry out its activities.
Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, who was also present, pledged an MRP grant of RM5,000 to the church.
The Borneo Post