KUCHING: Sarawakians must continue standing together to further elevate political stability and harmony in the state.
In saying this, Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) deputy chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said the unity and harmony that Sarawak has is far stronger than any other state in the nation.
He added that this is due to Sarawakians respecting, understanding and tolerating one another despite being a multiracial and multireligious community.
“That is why, through this Advancing Racial Cohesion and Harmony (ARCH) Unity Lab Workshop, we need to figure out how to take our unity and harmony to greater heights.
“For me, I believe that the consistency of building up trust and support as the strength of Sarawak is important. I am sure as a result, it will further strengthen the unity of the bumiputera and the non-bumiputera in the state,” he said.
He said this at the ARCH Unity Lab Workshop for Southern Region (Kota Samarahan and Bau) at Pullman Hotel on Monday (July 25)
On the programme itself, he said it was the seventh session organised by YPS.
“In this programme, we will further integrate the participants to work together despite their age and background.
“We believe that by elevating the abilities of working together and dedication among the participants here, it will help Sarawak develop towards a better era,” he said.
Furthermore, Jabu added that the programme also acts as a platform for participants to voice out their ideas and recommendations to the government.
“From what was shared by the participants here, it will be the base for us to advise the government and give recommendations to them (in terms of urban-rural gap, education, generation gap, and many more).
“I believe that all these will contribute to a clear and concise narrative about cultural identity and the establishment of our people,” he said.