KUCHING: Sarawak has been recognised by outsiders to be the only state in Malaysia to enjoy high level of unity.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said that the unity fostered by Sarawakians must be protected for it to be enjoyed by the newer generation.
“We want the young generation to live in harmony, as siblings do, regardless of our different religious beliefs,” he said when officiating at a health screening programme at St Nicholas’ Chapel here yesterday.
Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Utilities Assistant Minister (Water Supply) said that the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg views unity as all encompassing.
“That is why Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) has been continued from the reign of the late Chief Minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem.
“All communities are taken care of and given proper attention by the government,” he said.
He called on the people from all age groups to undergo routine medical checkups.
“Our body is like a car which has to be serviced or repaired if there is a problem,” he said.
Dr Abdul Rahman, a physician by profession, said that a health check must be done at least once a year especially when it comes to blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels.