‘Teach chil­dren about mod­er­a­tion from young’

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

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.

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