Unifor presents allocations to three religious bodies in Miri

Ting (third left) hands over the cheque to Gurdwara Sahib Miri representatives yesterday (Sept 4, 2021). Photo credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, Sept 5: The Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) presented allocations to Gurdwara Sahib Miri, Lian Hua San Ching Tien Temple and Hai Long Si Temple in Miri.

According to a report from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today, the allocations were presented by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting yesterday.

Previously, Gurdwara Sahib Miri also received RM160,000 and RM200,000 in two allocations respectively from Unifor, and was given an additional allocation of RM150,000 yesterday by Ting.

Ting said the three allocation to Gurdwara Sahib Miri are for the purpose of rebuilding the temple’s kitchens, halls and dining rooms.

“As of now, the construction project is at 45 per cent completion, and it is hoped to be completed by Jan 2022,” he told reporters after a ceremony to hand over the cheque at Gurwara Sahid Sikh Temple in Miri, yesterday.

Ting also promised another allocation of RM200,000, under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) 2022, to Gurwara Sahib Miri.

Meanwhile, Ting, who is also the Piasau assemblyman, presented a RM100,000 allocation to Lian Hua San Ching Tien Temple, the largest Taoist temple is Southeast Asia, for the purpose of repairs and maintenance, while Hai Long Si Temple received an allocation of RM500,000 for repairs works to its building.

The three religious bodies’ buildings are local icons as well tourist attractions in Miri City. — DayakDaily