MBKS mayor: Covid-19 pandemic highlighted S’wakians’ unity, compassion

Dato Wee Hong Seng speaking to reporters when met during the MBKS Chinese New Year Combined Open House.

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Jan 23: Sarawak not only celebrates unity in diversity, but also rejoices with a loving and caring society, says Dato Wee Hong Seng.

Wee, who is the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor, said after going through two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is proven that Sarawakians care about their community by organising various programmes such as corporate social responsibility (CRS) programmes by local companies, including from the private sector.

“So we hope that Sarawakians can continue this spirit to help those in need.

“It’s not a matter of how much you are giving them. Whatever you can contribute, please contribute,” he told reporters during the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Chinese New Year Combined Open House, here today.

Dr Sim (fifth left), Wee (fourth left), Yap (third left), and Lo (fifth right) pose for a group photo with others during the MBKS Chinese New Year Combined Open House in Kuching today (Jan 23, 2023).

Meanwhile, commenting on the combined open house, Wee said they are expecting about 5,000 visitors from 10am until 3pm.

However, he said, after opening for less than an hour, they have already achieved half of the expected number of attendees.

“But the main purpose is not only on the celebration, but it is to bring all the people together.

“We appeal to the public to continue (fostering) these harmonious ties that we have inherited for the past so many years. Don’t let anyone come and spoil our unity and harmony in Sarawak,” he added.

Among those present during the open house were Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian and his wife Datin Sri Enn Ong, Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap, community leaders and other guests. — DayakDaily