Sarawak Government Is Giving Out RM20 Million To Religious Groups For Being Harmonious

"All of them can eat at the same table without any problems."

Sarawak chief minister Datuk Abang Johari announced yesterday, 25 April, that the state government will give out RM20 million to various religious organisations

Datuk Abang Johari was speaking at a seminar for Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Image via China Press

China Press reported Abang as saying that this is a reward to all groups in the state for contributing to religious harmony.

He added that 18 churches will also get RM600,000 each from the RM20 million.

Abang was speaking at a seminar for Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)

"Sarawak is different. Although each ethnic group has different culture and religion, they could all remain united and in harmony," Abang was quoted as saying by China Press.

"Sarawak is therefore the number one state for this," he added.

Abang also stated that Sarawak has many "family members", including Melanau, Muslims, and Christians. 

"All of them can eat at the same table without any problems," he added.

The Sarawak chief minister also sent a message to Sarawakians during his speech, urging them to support the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the 14th general election (GE14)

He stressed that the needs of Sarawakians can only be heard by the federal government if the state becomes "stronger".

"The Sarawak government may also regain the sovereignty taken away from the state in the Malaysia Agreement 1963," he added.

What do you think about the Sarawak government's move to hand out RM20 million? Let us know in the comments below.

Earlier this month, Datuk Seri Najib Razak presented the 1Malaysia Taxi Aid Card worth RM800 to be awarded to a total of 67,000 taxi drivers nationwide:

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