Lo (centre) witnessing the swearing in process by Tan (left) and Purba (right).

KUCHING: Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang believes that the bonds developed by members of the Association of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senators in Southeast Asian Nations (Assean) throughout the years played a significant role in their shared success.

Lo, who officiated at the JCI Assean farewell dinner cum induction ceremony at Sarawak Golf Club (SGC) last Saturday, was thrilled to observe the friendship developed by exceptional members of the Assean association of JCI senators.

“I urge everyone to keep the friendship candle burning and I hope the values and creed of the organisation act as a catalyst to bring the organisation to even greater heights,” said Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman.

“Assean is an exemplary organisation that has proven that distance is not a hindrance to connect with people from other countries.”

Lo congratulated newly minted president of 2020 Assean principal office bearers Parlindungan Purba who succeeded from former president Nelson S Tan and expressed his intention of working with him in the future.

Lo (centre) witnessing the swearing in process by Tan (left) and Purba (right).

He also expressed his gratitude towards JCI Assean for choosing Kuching as its venue for their fourth board of directors meeting and annual general meeting.

“I’m sure that Kuching has been very welcoming throughout your stay here and I hope the city shows its hospitality towards everyone as well,” he added.