KUCHING : Batu Kitang Assemblyman, Lo Khere Chiang said education is important for the future and well being of everyone. Lo said this at an award presentation ceremony to outstanding students at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple here, yesterday when he represented Minister of Local Government, Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian who is also SUPP president.
He added that from a personal perspective he has seen clearly that no one was ever too old to learn and each day, he is eagerly learning more about all that are important to our state. “We as parents, teachers, community leaders know just how important education is to everyone in Kuching, the state and also to the global community.
“Education teaches forbearance, respect and tolerance which contribute significantly to the well being of everyone in the state and country.
“Education also provides unique social and cultural benefits that are not so easily measured and yet they are every bit important,” Lo said.
He added that regardless of one’s race or religion education will contribute to the ongoing development of our unique multiculturalism, an important aspect of our national and in particular, our state’s identity.
“We bring so much to each other from our different races and cul tures. And s tudent s here contribute so much to the learning of their peers as well. Education is not just studying for good academic results. Students from all races learn of the need to respect and love one another and to become a part of our community,” he said.