Limbang DDMC still persuading Brunei to reopen borders for Raya

Dr abdul Rahman (centre in blue shirt) and participants in a group photo at the Sejambak Kasih Raya 2022 programme. Photo credit: Ukas

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LIMBANG, April 28: The Limbang Divisional Disaster Management Committee (Limbang DDMC) is still working to persuade Brunei to reopen the country’s borders to ease mobility for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, which is fast approaching.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Modernisation and Regional Development Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail emphasised that the reopening of the Sarawak-Brunei borders will enable people from Limbang and Lawas to visit their families during the festive celebration.

“We are still trying to persuade Brunei Darussalam to open up their borders even for a short period of time.

“This will enable people to visit and celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri after more than two years of restrictions that had grounded people at home and apart from each other.

“Many people miss their parents and siblings as they long to see them, while there are those who have not been able to meet with their mothers and fathers due to the restrictions imposed,” he said in a news report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) yesterday.

Dr Abdul Rahman highlighted this at the Sejambak Kasih Raya 2022 gathering at a hotel here recently.

Meantime, he informed that the Sarawak government has instructed MASWings to increase flight frequencies for the Miri to Limbang route from three flights to six flights on weekdays and seven flights on weekends.

At the event, Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Bukit Kota assemblyman, also presented festive contributions to 1,038 people from Limbang Division.

“We hope that the contribution can in some ways reduce the burden of the people, and at the same time bring joy to the community in need, especially for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration,” he added. — DayakDaily