Umbrella body for Chinese temples to be formed

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Wee (front right) with Dr Sim shows the book containing the names of the new office-bearers of the committee.

KUCHING: An umbrella organisation will be formed for the better management of Chinese temples statewide as well as to link up with the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor).

Kuching Chinese Community Charitable Trust chairman Datuk Richard Wee said presently, there was no such body to represent Chinese temples in the state.

“I was told other main religious groups have their own committees or associations to facilitate their activities.

“Due to that, Unifor suggested that all Chinese temples come together to form an umbrella organisation to act as a communication channel with it.

“This is also to allow the unit to provide assistance for the development of Chinese temples,” he said at the installation ceremony of the new committee for the Kuching Chinese Community Charitable Trust at SJKC Chung Hua No.3 on Saturday night (Sept 19).

During the ceremony, Kuching Chinese Community Charitable Trust presented cheques to Sarawak Hun Nam Siang Tng and the Committee of Management of Kuching Chung Hua Middle School No.1, 3 and 4.

It also presented cheques to the Committee of Management of Kuching Chung Hua Primary School No. 1 to 6 and the Association of the Boards of Management of Aided Chinese Primary Schools in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions.

Among those in attendance were Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor, Datuk Wee Hong Seng and Unifor director, Richard Lon.

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