Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sarawak is the best model of religious harmony - Jabu

by Simon Ingka Crown. Posted on July 1, 2011, Friday

WELCOME: Jabu greeted by members of the church’s organising committee. Also seen is Bolly (left). — Photo by Chimon Upon
Sarawak allows freedom of worship by its diverse ethnic population — Jabu
KUCHING: Sarawak is the best model of a state that practises religious freedom, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu.
He said multiracial Sarawakians were united by religious harmony.
“Here in Sarawak, we have no problems with religion.
“Our country has allowed religious freedom and we apply it well here,” he said.
Jabu encouraged the people to set aside religious sensitivities to build racial harmony.
“I hope this peaceful and meaningful unity will continue in our society,” he said when officiating at the opening of the new St Francis of Assissi Church in Lundu yesterday.
The Anglican church was consecrated by the Anglican Bishop for Kuching and Brunei, Datuk Bolly Lapok.
Work on the RM1.3 million church commenced in January 2010 and was completed in June this year.
The new church can accommodate a maximum of 800 people at any one time.

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