Ting: ‘Acceptance’ best describes Sarawak’s strong religious harmony

Ting (centre) with GSM president Gurmokh Singh (on Ting's left) after the cheque presentation today (Dec 5, 2020).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Dec 5:  Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting asserts that the word ‘acceptance’ is the best way to describe religious harmony in Sarawak.

“People of various religions in the State are getting along  with one another despite their differences in their beliefs, and this is something that we must not take for granted but to uphold it for our future generations,” he opined.

Therefore, he added, people in Sarawak must preserve this crucial element.

Ting added that he preferred the word ‘acceptance’ to best describe Sarawak’s strong religious harmony.

He said the establishment of Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) in the State reaffirmed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari’s strong commitment to foster unity among various religions in Sarawak.

Ting was met today after handing over two cheques amounting to RM250,000 from Unifor to houses of worship, namely Gurdwara Sahib Miri (GSM) and Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) Airport Road.

The cheques were presented by Ting on behalf of Unifor and the Sarawak government. — DayakDaily