The UCA Sibu building.
Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee (second left), Abang Johari (centre) at the launch of new wing of UCA Sibu’s building on Oct 21.

SIBU:  Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg officiated at the new wing of the United Chinese Association (UCA) Sibu Division’s building here on Wednesday (Oct 21).

The building, completed in 2002 after five years of construction, is an iconic building for the Chinese.   

The Sarawak government had allocated RM1 million to UCA to build its new wing. 

Work on the project started in March last year and was completed this year.

Two Chinese leaders are happy that the new wing is ready.

Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew

Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew

‘The new wing is a testament of the strength and unity of the Chinese in Sibu, particularly the business community.

‘It is also a sign of the entrepreneurship and organisational skills and independent spirit of the Chinese community in Sibu.

‘The new wing is for the members to use and open for rent.’

Datuk Chieng Buong Toon (SUPP deputy president II)

Datuk Chieng Buong Toon

‘UCA is a federation of Chinese associations.  It plays a very important role in disseminating government policies to the community. Its members come from 118 Chinese associations. The Sarawak government has allocated RM1 million to UCA to build the new wing.’