Miri Chinese New Year, My step grand Ma who is 100, and Uncle Albert Chan Lai Fei.
Some 300 members of Miri Guang Ning Association and their families had a
whale of a time during a Chinese New Year gathering at Boulevard
Restaurant here on Saturday.
The highlights of the evening included the presentation of ‘ang pow’ to 20 senior citizens and incentives to 10 bright students.
gathering was graced by Assistant Communication Minister Datuk Lee Kim
Shin, and among those present were Mayor Lawrence Lai, association
chairman Ten Chu Kiong, renowned Chinese calligraphy master Ting Nai Ho
and Riam Road Secondary School principal Dr Fong Onn Min.
Lee, in his speech, emphasised the need for unity among the Chinese.
each other and uttering well-wishes during each meeting does not
necessarily happen during festive seasons. During normal days, these
gestures could simply lighten up people’s day.
respecting other Malaysians of different races and religious backgrounds
would only make the society more peaceful and harmonious.”
He said the state represented a fine example of the 1Malaysia community, and this ought to be preserved.
the association, Lee complimented it for allocating funds for bright
children of members to enable them to further their studies overseas
free of charge.
“Our children is our best asset. Therefore,
parents have the responsibility to nurture these young minds and
personality to become great leaders of tomorrow.
incentives is a good form of encouragement to them,” he said, before
announcing a grant of RM5,000 to the association to enable it to carry
out its activities.