KUCHING, Dec 24: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg calls on Sarawakians not to be distracted by events and happenings outside Sarawak that “tends to divide us”.
He reminded the people to keep in mind the truth in the adage “united we stand, divided we fall”.
Abang Johari reiterated that Sarawak government is one that is committed to being fair to all its people besides Muslims.
“The setting up of Unifor or Unit for Other Religions is testimony to our commitment to help other religions besides Islam,” said Abang Johari in his Christmas message.
In this festive season of Christmas, he noted that those who are of other religions are also sharing the fun, which is a manifestation of respect for beliefs, custom and tradition of Sarawakians who are Christians.
“As always and true to the spirit of our unity in diversity, people of different religious and racial backgrounds are also sharing in the fun and joy of Christmas as a manifestation of their deep respect for the beliefs, custom and tradition of their fellow Sarawakians.”
As this holiday season is a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead, Abang Johari also took the opportunity to recount what the Sarawak government has done in the last two years to strengthen Sarawak’s economy.
“To be strong economically is the way forward to build a prosperous Sarawak that all Sarawakians can be proud of and empower us to do many things for the benefits of our people.
“With a land size almost as big as Peninsular Malaysia and are blessed with abundant resources, the state has tremendous potential to be an economic powerhouse, not only in Malaysia but also in the region,” he said.— DayakDaily