Richard Wee re-elected as Chinese federation president for 2022-2025

Wee (front centre) chairing the federation’s 2022 annual general meeting today (June 26, 2022).

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 26: Dato Richard Wee has been re-elected as the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions president for the term 2022-2025 today.

President of Kuching Foochow Association Dato Wong Tiong Hock was elected the federation’s deputy president.

The election was held during the federation’s annual general meeting at its headquarters here earlier today.

In his presidency speech, Wee said with the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOPs), it is high time for the federation to resume work.

In promoting cultural heritage, he said it had been proposed to the Sarawak government to allow the federation to take over the management of the Chinese History Museum.

“This is so that the museum can be better taken care of. We have conducted preliminary discussions with relevant departments to establish a consensus,” he said.

Wee also said the federation would restart the organisation of seminars to encourage the Chinese community to join the civil service.

“We hope to let the general public understand the conditions and benefits of becoming civil servants. We also hope to see more Chinese faces in Sarawak’s public service system,” he added.

Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations delegates.

Addressing the recent issues of food supply disruption and spikes in logistic costs following the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, he urged the federal government to implement the right policies to help the people. — DayakDaily