MORE FERRIES THIS FESTIVE SEASON
Additional ferries will be made available at five of seven ferry points along the coastal road in conjunction with the school holiday, Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya celebrations.
Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi said, Muara Lassa, Batang Paloh, Kuala Igan (Mukah), Batang Lawas (Limbang) and Sungai Sian (Sarikei) would have an additional ferry each, while the operating hours would also be extended in the period from May 25 to June 19.
With the anticipated increasing number of vehicles during the period, he said, an additional ferry would help to reduce motorists’ waiting time.
He, who is also Sebuyau assemblyman, added that Batang Saribas would not be provided with an extra ferry due to lack of manpower, but the operating hours would be extended.
Apart from the five ferry points mentioned by him, Batang Saribas and Sebuyau-Triso ferry points together make up the seven ferry points along the coastal road.
He advised motorists using the ferry services to be very mindful of the safety aspects and abide by the rules and regulations set by the authorities.
RACIAL, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE KEY FOR MORE DEVELOPMENT
Racial and religious tolerance among Sarawak’s multi-racial and multi-religious communities is key to develop the state further.
Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs Abdullah Saidol thus said peace and prosperity should continue to be nurtured and inculcated.
He stressed, there is no point to talk about building a developed nation if the society is dented and infested with wicked elements such as bigotry and racism.
He said Sarawakians, the most plural society in Malaysia, reject all forms of hatred and prejudice.