Macma Sarawak hosts in­ter­faith iftar as show of unity

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KUCH­ING: Over 200 peo­ple gath­ered to break fast at the Iftar Muhibah 2018 or­gan­ised by the Malaysian Chi­nese Mus­lim As­so­ci­a­tion ( Macma) Sarawak branch at Masjid Darul Hana here on Wed­nes­day night.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Ru­ral Elec­tric­ity Dr Ab­dul Rah­man Ju­naidi graced the in­ter­faith iftar din­ner or­gan­ised in an ef­fort to bring Ra­madan closer to the com­mu­nity.

The din­ner was also at­tended by promi­nent in­ter­faith re­li­gious lead­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­clud­ing Malaysian Bud­dhist As­so­ci­a­tion Sarawak branch chair­man Datuk Tay Chin Kin, Catholic Arch­bishop of Kuch­ing Arch­bishop Si­mon Poh, Sarawak Sikh Tem­ple As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Dr Kal­winder Singh Khaira, Kuch­ing Bud­dhist So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Chua Beng Thian, As­so­ci­a­tion of Churches of Sarawak sec­re­tary gen­eral El­der Am­brose Li­nang, Ye­meni scholar Sheikh Ab­dul Khaliq Hus­sain, Pe­tra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadil­lah Yu­sof and Sarawak Is­lamic Af­fairs De­part­ment ( Jais) se­nior of­fi­cer Ramzen Ambi.

Macma Sarawak chair­man Mo­ham­mad Tony Ong in his speech pointed out that the din­ner was one of the ef­forts to fur­ther strengthen the spirit of unity among the dif­fer­ent races and faiths.

“All guests have op­por­tu­nity to get to know one another and learn more about the val­ues that are cher­ished and shared dur­ing the sa­cred month of Ra­madan, es­pe­cially phi­lan­thropy, com­pas­sion and com­mu­ni­ty­build­ing,” he said.

More­over, Macma Sarawak in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Yayasan Yara, Gra­cious Giv­ing and other donors man­aged to col­lect over RM11,000 for con­tri­bu­tion to var­i­ous needy groups, with around 90 peo­ple hav­ing ben­e­fited in this Ra­madan in­clud­ing 50 or­phans from SK Ber­adek, Baitur­rahmah Wel­fare Or­gan­i­sa­tion and La­man Kasih, he added.

Mo­ham­mad Tony (fifth right) to­gether with Dr Ab­dul Rah­man (cen­tre) in a group photo with promi­nent in­ter­faith re­li­gious lead­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Iftar Mu­bib­bah din­ner. Also seen are Fadil­lah (third left) and Poh (fifth left).

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