“Most Christians in Sarawak following MCO”

Ambrose Linang

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By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, March 31: Most Christians in Sarawak are adhering to the Movement Control Order (MCO), opined Association Churches, Sarawak (ACS) secretary-general Elder Ambrose Linang.

He said prior to the MCO being enforced starting March 18, ACS had written to all its members to advise their respective church members to adhere to the MCO.

“I’m glad to say that most Christians in Sarawak adhere to the MCO. In fact, I witnessed it myself when I went to Padawan area, the people actually don’t go out from their houses and obey MCO,” Ambrose told DayakDaily today.

He added that ACS is just a secretariat to give directives and circulars to member churches which include all major churches in Sarawak.

“We are well-organised and well-structured under ACS and we work closely with other religions as well,” he said.

On Unit for Other Religions (Unifor), Ambrose said ACS appreciated the initiative taken by the Sarawak government to establish it.

“Through Unifor, other religions besides Islam, will be given allocations for their needs,” he said.

The Sarawak government has allocated RM50 million for Unifor this year, an increase from RM30 million allocated last year.

According to Ambrose, each church will have to apply directly to Unifor for funding and not through ACS. — DayakDaily