KUCHING, Feb 11: Sarawak today gained yet another entry into the Malaysia Book of Records for the most number of Hakka Lei Cha (pounded tea rice) sold at a charity event.
Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the sales of 1,560 bowls of Lei Cha in one event symbolise the cultural unity of the Hakka family.
“It also means that Lei Cha is not only enjoyed by the Hakka community but also by various races in Sarawak.
“When I was in Siniawan on the 15th day of Chinese New Year, Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh and I also prepared Lei Cha with the Bidayuh people, and everyone enjoyed it,” he said.
According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Dr Sim said this record is not only for the Hakka community but for all races in Sarawak.
“This is not just a record, but it also shows that everyone is united in making this a success. All sales profits will be donated to charity,” he said when met by reporters after the Malaysia Book of Records celebration at Dewan Chung Hua, Batu Kawa here today.
Also present were Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, Sarawak Hakka Community Association patron Dato Voon Soon Xi, and president Michael Liong. — DayakDaily