KOTA KINABALU: Most Sabahans, including the folks in Sepanggar, located some 28km from the state capital, are an example of unity and tolerance in this country.
Sepanggar MP Datuk Azis Jamman said people of various ethnicity and religion in the area have been living in peace and harmony together for years, and such values need to be preserved.
“We have lived happily together and this is how we should keep it, do not let anything divide us,” he said during an event that saw six churches in Sepanggar receive personal contributions in conjunction with Christmas.
He said unity has been the backbone that keeps Sabahans safe and relations between races harmonious all these years.
“We even have relatives of various races and religions living under one roof, and there have been no problems all this while,” Azis, who Deputy Home Affairs Minister, said.
“As a government in Sabah, we too will make sure that everyone, regardless of their race, religion and social standards, gets to enjoy development and assistance fairly,” he said.
He said the contributions made to the churches were one of the many ways to show how much he appreciates this peace and harmony.
Meanwhile, Azis said he would be checking on the infrastructure in Sepanggar, to make sure that whatever needs fixing will be looked into.
“We will work closely with local authorities and other relevant agencies to make sure the grouses and problems felt by the people can be solved,” he added.