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by Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, June 14: In conjunction with the dragon boat festival on June 22, Kuching South City Council (MBKS) organised a glutinous rice dumpling or ‘bak chang’ making event involving 60 of its staff.
MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the event was aimed at fostering closer ties among his staff as Sarawakians always emphasised unity.
“We talk about unity in diversity, culture in diversity, and festivals in diversity, so we can see that lots of festive seasons are celebrated by all different types of races in Sarawak.
“I think everything we do has to start at home, so I requested Kuching Love Book Association to assist and have someone to teach ‘bak chang’ making,” he told reporters after officiating the event at MBKS lobby today.
“As we respect all races we use halal chicken. We do this as this is the type of diversity we are talking about. We can always change it (the fillings) to suit everybody.”
He revealed that MBKS aims to have 300 glutinous rice dumplings made to be distributed to homes and charitable organisations.
“We are going to distribute 70 glutinous rice dumplings to Salvation Army Boys And Children’s Home, 30 to Mental Health Home at 7th Mile, 100 to less fortunate residents living at KMC Flat at Jalan Ban Hock ad 100 to all the staff,” he said.
Also present is the founder and chairperson of the Kuching Love Book Association May Loo. — DayakDaily