SIAC Methodist Church Sibu receives additional RM1 mln from Unifor for second phase of upgrades

Dr Annuar (third right) presenting the cheque for the funds to Bonnie as others look on.

By William Isau

SIBU, May 20: Sarawak Iban Annual Conference (SIAC) Methodist Church Sibu today received RM1 million from the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) for the second phase of its upgrading works.

“This includes the upgrading of its hostel, conference room, and meeting room. During the first phase of upgrading work, Unifor had also presented RM1 million, mainly to upgrade its administrative block,” said Deputy Minister for Education, Innovation, and Talent Development Datuk Dr Annuar Rapaee.


The Nangka assemblyman told reporters this after a brief ceremony to hand over the cheque here today.

He stressed that the funds were to be used to ensure that the church has a more conducive environment for Christians to worship well.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Iban Annual Conference (SIAC) president Rev Bonnie Sedau said that the project’s estimated total cost was RM2.2 million.

“Currently, the project is 80 per cent completed. We hope that with the funds given, we can resume the upgrading works and expect to complete it by July or the end of June,” he added.

He said that upon completion, the building, which was first built in 1972, will not only be equipped with more facilities but also have a conference room that can accommodate around 100 to 200 people. — DayakDaily