Three Bau churches receive Unifor funds

Jinep (second left) hands over the Unifor fund to the representative of St. Thomas Apostle Church in Kampung Skiat Lama.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Government through Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) has contributed a fund worth of RM500,000 to three churches in the Tasik Biru constituency.

According to Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) in a news report on Monday, the churches that received the funds were St Barnabas Church in Kampung Skiat Lama which received RM100,000, while St Thomas Apostle Church in Kampung Skiat Baru and St Mary Church in Kampung Suba Bau each received RM200,000.

The fund received will go toward upgrading the respective churches’ buildings.

Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep on last Saturday handed over the cheques to the respective churches.

On the same day, Jinep also handed over a grant of RM50,000 from Unifor to St Peter Serippau Church in Singai, Bau.  The fund is meant to be used for upgrading and repair of basic facilities and amenities of the church.