‘Teach children about moderation from young’
MIRI: Children must be taught the values of moderation and multiracial harmony so that they will grow up with these lifelong virtues, said a state assistant minister.
“These virtues of moderation, love for all races, respect for all religions and desire for peace and solidarity is a hallmark of Sarawakians,” said Sarawak Assistant Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
“This is due to the fact that we in Sarawak are taught from very young to be moderate,” he said, adding that moderation and patriotism to state and country when cultivated from young will become a lifelong virtue.
“As we commemorate Malaysia Day, we must cherish these priceless virtues and nurture them always,” he said at a Malaysia Day celebration with the children of Tadika Kemas Perpaduan Desa Senadin yesterday.
Lee, who is vice-president of the Sarawak United Peoples Party, said the Barisan Nasional concept of multiracial representation is an extension of the ideals practised in Sarawak for centuries.