( MP Nancy (Batang Sadong) offering Kuih raya to Condoleeza daughter of PRS BAtu Lintang Wanita Chief )
PM in his opening address in the Gerakan Annual Congress Malaysiakini report headlined:BN Mulls new multi racial group. The full report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91077 He said,”“There are people who don’t want to be members of a component party but they like BN, so I proposed at the last BN meeting the creation of a group who are direct members of BN,” Elaborating, Abdullah cited examples of Malays who prefer a multi-racial party and do not want to join Umno or its rival PAS, both Malay-based party.
“Gerakan wants to be multi-racial but it has not become what it should be,” said Abdullah as he turned to Gerakan president Dr Koh Tsu Koon and told the latter “you have not achieved the purpose” of why the party was founded.
While some of the members of PRS were having satay Zainon our BL executive committee member said,” This is what its all about.” We didn’t know that PM has mulled the idea of multi racial BN but she has always been very happy associating with PRS as there are 10 ethnic groups in Batu Lintang Division alone.
All our members are so closely knitted and as a group we are very committed to PRS “Vision and Mission” and the Multi- Racial Concept and we see beyond what is in store in the future. Whats more now as the BL Indian Bureau chief Narashima elaborated after reading the Malaysiakini report that PM means what he says.
PM says“It’s an idea that I have floated, it’s something that you must think about. I know for a fact that there are many who support BN, who want to be closer to BN, want to have an opportunity to interact with BN leaders and requesting BN to do this and that.
The journalist who covered todays function Johnson Kadam (Eastern Times)and Anthony Punan(Utusan Sarawak) in their brief report :
This year’s Hari Raya open House is certainly going to be a memory worth remembering for MP Nancy Shukri(Batang Sadong) .Being her first open house as an elected representative,she was overwhelmed with the turnout at her residence.
In an interview to the press and Natasha of audie 61 she said “I am very,very happy that so many people from all walks of life have turned up.”She said what really touched her were that those who showed up were not only those from the Malays community but also other various races. I am happy because Hari Raya is not only celebrated by the Muslims alone but the other races are also sharing the joy.
Nancy further added,”This is something very good because in a way or another it helps us to preserve harmonious racial integration,which is the way we should live in a Multi-Racial state like Sarawak. Hopefully such culture will stay forever.
Multi racialism is very much alive and kicking in Sarawak. The second echelon leaders needs to practise what is being handed down by the senior and veteran party leaders. In PRS Batu Lintang we always practise .”IF you are GOOD enough,You are OLD enough.” It doesn’t matter whether you are black,yellow.brown,white or whatever religion you are and we only look at your POLITICAL CAPABILITIES to lead. Surely,we have some political differences but it is usually solved amicably.
Our PM did say,”Work with me and not for me.” and James Masing as President of Parti Rakyat Sarawak echoed these words” It is reminiscent to all of us as Malaysians on how well we can work closely together regardless of our background,culture and religion in order to bring stability through racial harmony in alignment with the true spirit of Barisan Nasional for the benefit of our State and Country.
The first step will always be the Hardest and if you dont TRY YOU WILL NOT KNOW…………