‘Race and religion should not divide us’


KUCHING: Racial and religious differences should not be stumbling blocks to a united society.

Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said Sarawak’s multi-ethnic and multi-religious citizens must work together to continue co-existing in unity.

“In general, the concept of 1Malaysia is not something new for us here in Sarawak … this is because the people have been practising respect for one another, tolerance and working together.

“For this reason, our racial and religious differences must not be obstacles for us to continue living in peace and harmony,” Dr Hazland said at the state-level ‘Program Taklimat Minda (Kenegaraan)’ yesterday.

He added that such practices must continue among future generations so that the state and country would continue to develop.

Dr Hazland added that the government is working hard to produce capable human capital in all aspects.

He also advised against the abuse of the Internet, which may cause personal destruction as well as affect the country’s progress.

The event was jointly organised by the Information Department and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP).