Lee: Cultural, religious diversity not a hindrance to harmony in Sarawak
it were Kong Cheng Ann from Kuching, Mohd Nuraziman (Betong), Mohd Haziq Mirza (Bintulu), Muhammad Tarmizi Karnain (Mukah), Lai Tze Hou (Kuching) and Sendry Bakat (Bintulu).
Spanski said their mission and vision is to fight for the needs of Sarawak youth. He thanked all those who have entrusted them through their votes and strong support.
“We will do our best to bring Sarawak youth to a better place.
“We are ready to serve all the youth in Sarawak, and the mandate given is a responsibility that we need to perform well,” he pledged. MIRI: Differences in cultural and religious background have not stopped people in Sarawak from celebrating and sharing the joy of various festive seasons in the state.
Instead, the people will come together and support each other in any festive celebration, Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said.
“In Sarawak, we are very fortunate for being able to celebrate many festivals together in an atmosphere of harmony.
“Therefore, we should be proud of this and keep on ensuring Sarawak continue to be unique and special. I’m sure that all of us here would like to see Sarawak continue to be a model for religious, racial and cultural harmony for other states in the country,” he stated in his address when officiating at the MidAutumn Festival at Miri Times Square on Saturday.
The Senadin assemblyman cited the Mooncake Festival as a fine example where non-Chinese also enjoy and observe the celebration by eating mooncakes and even having fun with lantern activities.
“It is really pleasing to see that we have halal mooncakes produced by our Muslim friends here.
“This is something that makes Sarawak very unique compared to other states.”
On the Mid-Autumn Festival, he hoped to see the event become an annual festival for the new commercial area.
The Miri Times Square gave away 1,050 lanterns to seven primary schools here for the festival.
They are SJK (C) Chung Hua Tudan, SJK (C) Chung Hua Lutong, SJK (C) Chung Hua Krokop, SJK (C) Chung Hua Pujut Miri, SJK (C) Chung San, SJK (C) Chung Hua Miri and SJK North Miri.
All the lanterns which were decorated by the students were displayed at Miri Times Square.
Besides talent competition among the students, there was the sale of handicrafts and local delicacies at more than 20 stalls set up at the site of the festival.
Present were Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting, Miri mayor Adam Yii, Marina ParkCity chief operating officer Chee Siew Pin and a representative from Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd, Dominic Chan.
(From right) Chan, Ting, Lee, Yii and Chee giving the thumbs up to the Mid-Autumn Festival at Miri Times Square.