KUCHING, May 17: Kuching residents should practise good values such as an inclusive society, where the strong step forward to assist the weak and less fortunate.
Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng in his message in conjunction with Wesak Day which falls on May 26 said people must uphold good values so that society can live harmoniously and build a stronger and better Kuching.
“Sarawak exhibits notable diversity in ethnicity, culture, and language.
“In Malaysia, Sarawak is known to be one of the states that practises multiculturalism peacefully and with highest respect towards any celebration.
“We are born and raised to respect other religions and celebrations with open hearts.
“By doing and practising these multicultural (sic) and diversity, we will be an example to other states.
“The key to this successful multicultural state is our level of tolerance towards each other and at the same time keeping Sarawak’s spirit alive,” he said in a statement today.
In the meantime, Wee together with Malaysian Buddhist Association Sarawak chairman Dato Sri Tay Chin Kin and Malaysian Buddhist Association Sarawak vice-chairman Lim Teck Wee lit up the display at the white cat statue at Padungan road here.
At the same time, Wee wished the Buddhist community in Kuching “Happy Wesak Day” and reminded the public to abide by Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs). — DayakDaily