Lubok Antu folk reminded to uphold tolerance, understanding

Jugah (third from right) hands over an 'ang pow' to an elderly man from Teo Chew Association in Engkilili.

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LUBOK ANTU, May 20: All races must be tolerant and have mutual respect for one another as these form the basis of unity in Sarawak.

In giving this advice, Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang stressed that holding strong to these values would also ensure political stability and economic development in the state and country.

Speaking at a Teo Chew Association gathering in Engkilili on Saturday, Jugah reiterated the need for everyone in Lubok Antu to work together to get the constituency out of the list of 10 poorest districts in Malaysia.

“We must all work together to implement development in Lubok Antu so that we will not remain among the poorest places in Malaysia,” he appealed.

On the Teo Chew Association, he said it was one of the best platforms to gel ties between the government and the local Chinese community.

“I believe such a dinner event represents a great opportunity for elected representatives and the locals to exchange views and thoughts for the betterment of Lubok Antu,” he said.

At the function, he gave a RM10,000 grant to the association for its activities. — DayakDaily