By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Feb 17: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announces that the Sarawak government has allocated a plot of land for Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations to build a headquarters in Kuching.
This was in response to Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president Dato Richard Wee who had on February 9, 2020 during the state level Chinese New Year celebration in Sarikei requested Abang Johari for a plot of land for the association to build a headquarters in Kuching.
“The state government will provide a land for the association to build an office which will be located in the centre of Kuching,” said Abang Johari at the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions 41st Anniversary celebration held here on Sunday evening.
Abang Johari said the guild association needed a “home” for its activities and members.
Following the request, he said a decision was reached last week during the cabinet meeting to allocate a plot of land in the urban centre of Kuching for the association.
“So tonight, I want to announce, as an ‘angpow’, we will give them a plot of land,” said Abang Johari.
It was Abang Johari’s hope that the “angpow” will spur on Sarawakians to work together in terms of economic development and that the Sarawakian community will assist one another to cement ties to build a “prosperous and happy Sarawak”.
To the positive response from the Sarawak government, Wee who is also Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions president said the business community in Sarawak expressed its deepest gratitude.
“This morning, I have received so many congratulatory calls from all over Sarawak including Sibu, Miri, Sarikei, Lawas and others. We will try our best and put our effort to get the project up as soon as possible,” Wee told DayakDaily.