Help each other attain skills, TYT tells Sarawakians
MAY 1, 2019
KUCHING: Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud wants Sarawakians to put aside their racial and religious differences, learn from each other and also help each other when it comes to sharing skills so that Sarawak can progress further.
Speaking during the launching ceremony of iCube Innovation Sdn Bhd’s (iCube) The Space at iCom Square yesterday, he hoped that Sarawakians who want to see Sarawak develop even more would realise that they need to help each other if they want to see that happen. Among the things which he mentioned in his speech was the need for Sarawakians of other races to learn to do business and commerce from the Chinese community here.
According to him, the Chinese who came to Sarawak hundreds of years ago have proven that they can survive and do well by getting involved in commerce in Sarawak.
“I believe that when they first started in Sarawak, it was not easy for them. Now they have proven that they can be successful through commerce in Sarawak and the other races in Sarawak can learn from them,” he added.
Taib also said that not all sectors in the state are dominated by one race, which he said is also one of the things which indicate that Sarawak is a developed state.
Hence, he praised organisations such as iCube for their efforts in grooming future entrepreneurs through their projects.
“In the commerce sector, we need more people especially the youngsters and those who are from other races apart from Chinese to get themselves involved. Entrepreneurs contribute a lot to the state’s development, which is why we encourage more Sarawakians to get involved,” he said.
Taib also called on Sarawakians to be united and think about Sarawak’s progress where its multi-racial people enjoy development.
Thus, he hoped Sarawakians would also put aside all their religious and racial differences if they wish to see a developed Sarawak as skills do not come from a group or a particular race but everyone in Sarawak.
“When a job needs someone to do it, the person must be qualified to do the job because of his or her ability and not because of the person’s religious or racial background. This is how we should do things in Sarawak,” he said.
iCube chairman Dato Patrick Liew, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Dato Peter Minos, Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCGCCI) president Tan Jit Kee and Pusaka Capital Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Sarudu Hoklai were among others present at the launching ceremony.
Source from : https://www.theborneopost.com/2019/05/01/help-each-other-attain-skills-tyt-tells-sarawakians/
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