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FCAS offers to be link to Chinese community
Published on: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) is more than willing to become a mediator between the State Government and Sabah's Chinese on matters affecting the community.

This was conveyed by FCAS President Tan Sri TC Goh at its Pesta Ang Pow, Tuesday, which was attended by Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

FCAS is the largest non-governmental organisation which represents the Chinese community in Sabah. 

Goh complimented that Musa has been attending and continuously supported the Pesta Ang Pau despite being a very busy person with tight schedules. 

"Musa is a leader who always has the spirit of the people and often spare time to be with the people including the Chinese community and together celebrating the Chinese New Year.

"This harmonious and peaceful atmosphere tonight has once again proven that Sabah under the leadership of Musa is widely regarded by the people, including the Chinese.

"We pray to God and grateful for continuing providing harmony, peace and prosperity to the people in Sabah, as well as boosting our economy and the State and nation's development," he said.

He said they organised various programmes every year such as Chinese New Year Carnival, Pesta Ang Pau, FCAS International Dragon Boat Competition and various cultural programmes. 

"All of these programmes are in great demand and we are grateful to the State Government under the leadership of Musa who never fail to support our request and application for financial assistance.

"It also is clear and proven that FCAS always render support to all the good efforts made by the State Government and we will continue to do so. In the event, Musa contributed RM50,000 to FCAS to fund their activities for members and public.

Meanwhile, the State Government is committed to ensuring the principles of political stability, economic progress, and social prosperity are upheld.

Musa said the Government would continue to work towards strengthening positive values which benefits the people.

"The State government is also continuously working hard to improve the quality of life of the people and to maintain harmony and stability in this state," he said this in his speech.

Musa emphasised that any action that could create a negative impact on unity and stability must be avoided in order for the government to achieve aspirations to develop and bring further progress to the state in an effective matter.

He said this will provide the government a boost to improve the socio-economic status of the people and bring more growth.

"This is proven by our commitment to allocate a large amount of funds each year to schools and non-Islamic places of worship, including to the Chinese community.

"We remain sincere in ensuring that the needs of all Malaysians in Sabah are met and protected in a fair and equal manner," he said.

He called on the Chinese community in the state to provide undivided support to the government, apart from playing a role in the development and progress of this state.

"I believe that political stability, unity, harmony and the values of acceptance that we practice in Sabah will continue to contribute to Sabah's progress and prosperity," he said. - Locksley Ng

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