KUCHING: The wishes and aspirations of the Chinese have already been fulfilled by the state government through its inclusive policy and decision making.
Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions president Datuk Richard Wee said this is in the context of business, education and religion.
“The state government has been able to address these three issues. I would like to thank the state government for being inclusive and farsighted to set up Unit for Other Religions (Unifor).
“This shows the type of tradition that we have and surely this matters not only to the Chinese but also the Indians and other religious groups,” he told New Sarawak Tribune in an exclusive interview.
Wee said in regards to businesses, the state government has shown its willingness to help commerce groups and associations.
“They have assisted all the chambers of commerce — be it Dayak, Malay or Chinese as well as the Federation of Chinese Associations.
“Whatever we asked, they deliver. I think this is evident when compared to Malaya or other states,” he said.
Wee said the Chinese aspire to have a reasonable place to make a living and to conduct their businesses. Besides that, they also put high importance on education.
“(The Chinese), if their children get accepted to the university, they would borrow money to send their children there. That is how it is — they would go through the length to ensure their children have the best education.
“I mean, I keep telling my own Chinese community on what is important for them, what do they want?
“I think if you were me to ask the same question — what more do the Chinese want? I would say we have what we wanted. We are happy with the policies made by the state government which included us in these three areas,” he said.