Premier goes Deepavali visiting

From second left: Dr Sim, Uggah, Abang Johari and Dr Khaira jointly cut a cake with others during the Premier's Deepavali visit to Dr Khaira. Photo: Ukas

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KUCHING, Oct 24: Despite a general election looming, Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg did not miss out on making visits in conjunction with Deepavali today.

Firstly, he visited senior lawyer Shankar Ram Asnani and family at King’s Curry restaurant for lunch.

During his short speech, Abang Johari likened the Diwali lunch as a “King’s lunch” and sent his wife Puan Sri Datuk Amar Jumaani Tuanku Bujang’s greetings and apology for not being able to be present following a clash with her doctor’s appointment.

“We are very fortunate in Sarawak that we live like a family and we care for each other.

“Deepavali is a celebration that everybody celebrates together irrespective of our backgrounds,” he said.

Later, Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) reported that Abang Johari paid a visit to Sarawak Sikh Temple Association president Dr Kalwinder Singh Khaira at the latter’s residence.
 
Also present during the visits were Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian. — DayakDaily