Friday, May 1, 2009

Unity should be promoted at an early age: Deputy Resident

BINTULU: An early education to foster unity among the multi-ethnic communities in the state is important to ensure smooth process of integration for the coming generation.

Bintulu Deputy Resident (Social Division) Ismawi Salleh said preserving unity in the community should start from an early stage by instilling good values in the people.

“And if this process is taken for granted, there is a possibility that unity could not be preserved for the generations to come,” said Ismawi when speaking on behalf of Kemena assemblyman Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.

He said this when officiating at the launching of a programme known as ‘Titian Integrasi IPT’ invovlving 60 students at Rumah Jilan Agam in Sebauh sub-district near here recently.

He said unity among the people in the country is crucial for ac continuous development because harmony would enable all projects outlined by the government to be implemented smoothly and effectively.

“Don’t ever hope to achieve much progress and development in the country if there’s no unity,” he stressed.

Thus, he said various programmes had been carried out by the National Integration and Unity Department to close the gap and create better understanding between communities in all states in the country.

“Fortunately in Sarawak the people have no problem at all to interact with each other,” he added.

He reminded the students taking part in the programme to remember that a harmonious country could only be achieved through unity.

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