Bersatu: Unifor is proof Sarawak govt cares about other religions

Alexander (third left) cutting the Ji Gong Huo Fo deity's anniversary cake together with the Sri Aman Buddhist Association members, while the others look on.

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KUCHING, Oct 11: The formation of the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) is proof that the Sarawak government also cares about other religions in the state, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak youth chief Alexander Frusis.

According to him, the main role of Unifor, which is led by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, is to ensure that Sarawakians who profess other religions can continue to do so and will enjoy various incentives equally.

“What I want to emphasize here is, when it involves religion or the beliefs of a race, the basic things that we must abide by, is to stay away from politics that is only personal and selfish.

“Sarawakians are lucky to have the government that cares about its people,” he said in a press statement today.

Alexander also noted that with over 60 ethnic groups in the state, the respect for each other is the key to a harmonious environment that should be maintained by the youth nowadays.

“Sarawak is a symbol of harmony that should be emulated by all Malaysians,” he added.

Meanwhile, Alexander also announced that he had made some personal contribution to the Buddhist Association in Sri Aman, when attending the Mooncake Festival and Ji Gong Huo Fo deity’s anniversary, in conjunction with the Lantern Festival, organised by the association recently.

Although the amount is not disclosed, he said, it is for the association to carry out their yearly activities.

Also present were Sri Aman Buddhist Association chairman Desmond Voon, village head Patricia Tawi, Sri Aman district police chief DSP Bingkok John and other distinguished guests. –DayakDaily.