Dr Rundi: State Govt Always Mindful Of The People’s Feelings

MIRI: The state government is taking every possible measure to ensure that peace and harmony continue to prevail among people of all races and religions in Sarawak.

In giving this assurance, Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi said the government is consistently looking at amending laws that are detrimental to Sarawakians, especially on religious matters.

Sarawakians can rest assured that the state government is looking at how to make amendment to anything that is detrimental to us especially on religious matters, including apostasy.

This is to ensure that we would be able to maintain the harmony and peace that have prevailed among people of different religions in Sarawak, said Dr Rundi at the 1st anniversary of Holy Trinity Church new building and farewell dinner for Right Reverend Aries Sumping Jingan at a leading hotel here on Sunday.

He also urged Sarawakians not to allow any negative elements to disrupt peace and harmony among them and to always work together towards achieving a more progressive society.

In our endeavour to improve our internet speed and so on that have now reached all the way to the interior areas, we should always be mindful of what we post on the social media.

We must be very careful in getting information online and it is very dangerous for us to rely on social media. Think carefully before you post because it might not be something that is rational, advised Dr Rundi.

He was commenting on several social media posts regarding the Federal Court decision on apostasy in Kuching that has caused great fear and commotion among Sarawakians.

Dr Rundi, who regarded the Holy Trinity Church as a new landmark for Lambir, expressed his gratitude to Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat and his predecessor Datuk Aidan Wing for greatly assisting with the building of the church.

The church located in Lambir, received a total of RM50,000 in donations from Dr Rundi (RM20,000), Assistant Minister for Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil (RM10,000), Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting (RM10,000) and Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat (RM10,000) at the event for their activities.

Penguang, Bishop of the Diocese of Kuching and Negara Brunei Darussalam The Right Reverend Bishop Danald Jute, Reverend Bishop Solomon Cheong, Ting, Ripin, head of Non-Islamic Affairs Unit Dr Ngenang Janggu, Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini, Miri mayor Adam Yii and Iban community leader for Miri Division cum organising chairman of the dinner Pemanca Wilson Siang Lim were among those present.

Source: Sarawak Government