Monday, December 13, 2010

Life in Sarawak ‘sweet’, says CM

BPOPosted on December 12, 2010, Sunday
MIRI: The peace and harmony prevailing among people of various religions and races in the state make life “sweet”, said Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

The chief minister made this comment yesterday when he joined more than 10,000 Christians from 13 churches in Miri at Miri City Fan here to celebrate Christmas.
The celebration was marked with a parade followed by a concert, jointly organised by Miri City Council and churches in Miri.
“Life in Sarawak has been very sweet. This is what we should preserve as the heritage of Sarawak … It is sweet for you too. This is what I hope for the future and let there be peace,” he said.
Congratulating all the 13 churches, Taib said the event was a clear testimony that the people chose to preserve peace and harmony as their legacy.
“When we remember that the basis of our life today is peace and harmony only then will we realise it is something that we value so much,” he said, advising the audience to let religious values be their guiding light.
He also told them that their relationship with other people and dreams for a better future must be based on sincerity, goodwill and a desire to serve.
Comfortable with the company of all the people regardless of their faith, he said: “I feel very delighted to be among thousands of you (Christians) from 13 churches. By coming here, you show that you are committed to preserve one of the best features of Sarawak – the heritage of having peace and harmony.”

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