Yusibnosh (right) joins the karaoke session while members of PPWS dance the poco-poco.

MUKAH: Don’t let political differences stand in the way of accepting what the government — especially the state government — has to offer, said Tellian assemblyman Yusibnosh Balo.

According to Yusibnosh, the reality is that the community now has to accept certain changes in order to develop the village, state and country — particularly in Mukah area.

“We don’t want situations that involve racial issues and religious bigotry that happened in other states, as we have our own way with our customs and our culture,” he said during a ramah mesra ceremony organised by the Sarawak Federation of Women’s Institute (PPWS) Petanak branch at Kampung Petanak multipurpose hall last Saturday.

Speaking on the event, he said that women play an important role within the community.

He also added that women are the pillar of the nation and a major complement to the daily life of an individual and must be appreciated.

“Formerly, PPWS was known as the Women Institution (WI) and will continue to grow in strength and today’s programme is our way of welcoming the new year.

“With regards to an application for a building by PPWS Petanak branch, this matter will be looked into as it is important to first identify a piece of land to build the building on,” he said.

Yusibnosh also hoped that for 2020, society will continue to live in peace and prosperity, and be free of any unwanted incidents.

“Hopefully this year, Sarawak will move forward under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he said.

Yusibnosh (right) joins the karaoke session while members of PPWS dance the poco-poco.