Unifor to organise interfaith thanksgiving prayer for Head of State

Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

KUCHING, Oct 5: The Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) in the Chief Minister’s Department is organising a special thanksgiving prayer ceremony in conjunction with the 85th birthday celebration of the Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Unifor director Richard Lon in a statement said the event will be held in the afternoon of Oct 8 at a leading hotel here, where six religious denominations will come together to offer prayers for the general wellbeing of His Excellency.

“The praying ceremony will start with the Christian group, followed by the Hindu, Buddhist, Tao, Sikh and Bahai faiths.

“Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has been invited to officiate at the ceremony while Deputy State Secretary (Rural Transformation) Datu Ik Pahon Joyik will deliver the welcoming speech,” he said.

Richard added that this is the second time that Unifor is organising such an event, with the first one held last year for the same purpose.

Other guests to be invited are non-Muslim ministers and assistant ministers, heads of government departments and religious leaders of various faiths. — DayakDaily