Chinese federation gives the thumbs-up

Federation of Chinese Association of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Division president Datuk Richard Wee. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

The Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations Sarawak has welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) concept.

“I personally think that Malaysia still needs to instil and inculcate such values to neutralise the polarisation of race, religion and cultural issues in Peninsular Malaysia.

“We sincerely hope that such effort and initiative will be well-received and embraced by all races.

“This is because it will contribute to our ability to proudly portray our nation as a true multiracial, multireligious, and multicultural country as our forefathers have wanted Malaysia to be,” said its president Datuk Richard Wee

He also noted that Sarawak would be a good example for others as “our rich and unique race, religious and cultural heritage are the pride of all Sarawakians.”

“I hope that with the effective execution and implementation of the Keluarga Malaysia value, it will allow all our rakyat irrespective of creed, colour and religion to live harmoniously together, respect each other and take care of each other,” he added.

“As far as economy and businesses, it should have a fairer distribution of the economic pie and it should be primarily based on competency, ability and meritocracy.

“The policies of the nation should be based on needs and not based on race, colour and religion.”

Wee pointed out that the federal government must show their political will to implement all the three characteristics and the 20 values in the Keluarga Malaysia concept.

“This concept will be a good turning point for the government if they are able to show the people of Malaysia their will and conviction in changing the perception of the government and the image of Malaysia.

“Having said this, we hope that Sarawak will continue to show the way for all Malaysians to learn from and we will be willing to export our unique heritage and share with all Malaysians so that we can make Malaysia a better place for all.”