Madinah Charter an exemplary constitution for multiracial Sarawak, says Deputy Premier

Awang Tengah (front row, third left) and others participating in the Maulidur Rasul Celebration Ceremony in Lawas on Sept 28, 2023.

KUCHING, Sept 28: The concept of the Madinah Charter introduced by Prophet Muhammad SAW is the best constitution that is also used as an example in governing Sarawak, says Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

According to a press release issued today, Awang Tengah stated that as a State made up of various races and religions, the people of Sarawak need each other.

“There is no meaning of oppression in Islam, not to mention the nature of extremism, because it is not the teachings of Islam,” he said this morning at the Maulidur Rasul Celebration Ceremony in Lawas.

The Deputy Premier stated that the theme of the Maulidur Rasul Sarawak celebration, ‘Sarawak Makmur Ummah Sejahtera’, should be fully understood.

“The prosperity we have achieved today should be enjoyed by future generations. Accept the challenge by empowering ourselves with knowledge so that we remain progressive, advanced, and prosperous,” he added.

Awang Tengah said that global change necessitates that everyone work harder and innovate in accordance with technological change.

The Maulidur Rasul celebration in Lawas this morning saw more than 50 contingents participating in a procession around the town of Lawas.

Earlier on Wednesday night (Sept 27), the Deputy Premier officiated at the Lawas District Marhaban Art Competition at the Lawas Indoor Stadium.

Awang Tengah praised the efforts of competition organiser Federation of Sarawak Women Society (PPWS) Lawas, during the ceremony. The competition was described as a side event that enlivened the Maulidur Rasul celebration.

Also present at the ceremony were Lawas Member of Parliament Datuk Henry Sum Agong; Limbang Division Resident Yunus Tambi; Lawas District Officer Ladin Atok; and a political secretary to the Sarawak Premier, Awangku Jinal Abedin Datuk Pengiran Jawa. — DayakDaily