Buddhist society helping less fortunate in Ramadan reflects true spirit of giving, harmony in Sarawak, says minister

Lee (fifth left) handing over food aid for the less fortunate in conjunction with Ramadan on behalf of Dusun Khyenpa Kagyud Dharma (Buddhist) Society Miri at an event in Miri on March 26, 2023.

MIRI, March 27: A Buddhist organisation extending help and contributions to the less fortunate during the holy month of Ramadan reflects the true spirit of giving, uniqueness and harmony in Sarawak. 

In a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas, Minister of Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin emphasised that the true spirit of giving should be practised in society regardless of religion, race or ideology. 

“Reaching out to all levels of society reflects the unity among the diverse community in Sarawak. This makes Sarawak a symbol of ethnic harmony.

“That’s why non-governmental organisations (NGOs), religious associations or bodies and philanthropists also responded to the government’s call to help those in need during the festive season.

“Today, we have a Buddhist organisation extending help to the less fortunate in the month of Ramadan. This is the uniqueness of Sarawak,” he said when witnessing the ceremony to hand over food aid by Dusun Khyenpa Kagyud Dharma (Buddhist) Society Miri here on Sunday (March 26). 

The society contributed 100 food aid packages to those in the B40 lower income group of Kampung Pujut Tanjung Batu. 

Lee, who is also Senadin assemblyman, reminded Sarawakians not to be influenced by negativity such as elements of racism and extremism that can affect the unity and harmony in Sarawak. 

“As Sarawakians who live in a plural society, we need to always safeguard this harmony and avoid things that can affect our strong unity we have enjoyed all this time,” he added.
At the event, Lee was also invited to attend the Wesak Day celebration to be organised by the society. 

Society chairman Voon Boo Pin, Wesak Day 2023 organising chairperson Lim Seo Fei and Kampung Pujut Tanjong Batu village chief Usman Sulaiman were among those present. — DayakDaily