Sarawak’s progress hanging in the balance of racial unity, says Lo

Lo (centre) and other party members cutting the cake to commemorate the branch's anniversary.

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By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Jan 12: Racial harmony remained a key factor to strengthen unity and ensure peace and stability in Sarawak amid its multiethnic society, said Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang.

He reminded the people to always protect racial harmony and tolerance to unite the state, which was also a key element to spur economic growth.

“Sarawakians must unite to protect the prosperity of our own state. We must be united in order to keep Sarawak safe and prosperous,” Lo said when officiating at Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Kitang’s Mile 7 branch anniversary at Kampung Haji Baki here yesterday.

He added that the peace and prosperity that Sarawakians enjoyed today is the result of tolerance and respect of many races and religions.

In light of the third year anniversary of the passing of Sarawak former chief minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, or popularly known as Tok Nan, Lo urged Sarawakians to instil a fighting spirit to fight and protect Sarawak’s rights.

“Tok Nan’s spirit had sparked the fight for the rights of Sarawak in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63),” he said.

Lo added that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari, who is also the state ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak chief, has vowed to claim all Sarawak rights from the federal government. — DayakDaily