Bishop appeals to non-S’wakian politicians not to stir sentiments to disrupt region’s unity

Dabald speaking during the blessing and ground-breaking ceremony of the St Basil's Parish Centre building project on May 26, 2023.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING May 26: The Bishop for the Diocese of Kuching and Brunei Darussalam, the Right Reverend Datuk Danald Jute, appealed to non-Sarawakian politicians not to stir sentiments that could disrupt unity and harmony in the region.

Danald said the Christian community intended to be people of good faith and have no reason to intervene in this country’s government or personal affairs.


“It’s best to know who we are in our contributions to building a better nation, and as Christians, our faith wants us to do what is the best that we can be,” he said before the blessing and ground-breaking ceremony of the St Basil’s Parish Centre building project held at St Basil’s Church Batu Kawa today.

It was officiated by the Deputy Premier and Batu Kawah assemblyman, Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Dr Sim represented Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, also the minister in charge of the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor).

He continued to say that once the parish centre is complete, it will serve the community better, irrespective of race and background.

“I hope to see the new facility completed by August 2024 as it will serve as a centre for promoting learning, spiritual growth, and community development around surrounding areas, especially the Anglican community in Batu Kawa,” he said.

Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, Unifor director Datu Jack Aman Luat, and Archdeacon Jose Jol Endru were present. — DayakDaily