YPS briefs CM on 5-year strategic plan to nurture unity and harmony

Abang Johari receives the YPS delegation led by Dr Chan (second left) at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

KUCHING, Jan 22: Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) has charted a five-year strategic direction to help promote unity and foster harmony among the multireligious and multiracial people of Sarawak through cultural exchanges and education.

The YPS delegation led by the deputy chairman Tan Sri Dr George Chan had briefed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on this during a courtesy call at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Petra Jaya here this morning.

During the 45-minute meeting, YPS disclosed that its activities would feature engaging with leaders to advocate the messages of unity through programmes involving various community influencers.

In addition, the Foundation will also organise targeted programmes to cultivate interest to appreciate local cultures and tradition as part of their five-year plan.

YPS also expressed hope to promote greater cross-culture appreciation through cultural research in local universities and abroad.

Currently under the chairmanship of the Head of State Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, YPS was established in 1994 as a non-profit organisation primarily dedicated to nurturing and sustaining unity, harmony and peaceful co-existence among communities in Sarawak.

Members of the delegation included YPS Strategic Direction Committee member Datu Ose Murang and chief executive Datu Aloysius J. Dris. — DayakDaily