Sarawak community embraces cultural diversity, thrive on uniqueness

SUPP Satok member Shankar Ram (left) distributes a Kenyalang Gold Card application form to a 92-year-old elderly woman living in the Satok area.

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KUCHING, Jan 18: The community in Sarawak embraces cultural diversity that enables the people to live in harmony.

For that matter, cultural festival is celebrated by all the people through visitations especially during the Chinese New Year (CNY) festival.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Satok chairman Goh Leng Yeu believed that the upcoming CNY festival is a celebration that promotes cultural diversity, as people from various races visit their Chinese friends and celebrate the festival together.

“When we celebrate CNY, we also celebrate cultural diversity, that means we also celebrate happiness, we celebrate love for our community,” he told reporters before a walkabout at Satok area to distribute mandarin oranges and CNY greeting cards to the local community here today.

Also present were Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki, SUPP Satok members and members of Green Road Village Security and Management Committee.

Goh (third right), Ibrahim (third left) having a group photo with some members of SUPP and PBB Satok branch before going out to distribute mandarin oranges and CNY greeting cards to the community in the Satok area.

Ibrahim said: “We take this opportunity to wish our Chinese friends Happy CNY. As a multiracial and multicultural society in Sarawak, we are unique.

“We gather here today as one community as well as with other community leaders in the spirit of Sarawakians.

“We are here to continue the spirit of unity among all the races in Sarawak and also fostering that spirits to those staying in Kuching and Satok area. We want to maintain that and as you know, Kuching city has been named as the city of unity.”

During the walkabout, the team of SUPP and PBB Satok members also distributed the Kenyalang Gold Card’s application forms for senior citizens. — DayakDaily