| Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia | 25 March 2016 | Asia Samachar |
The Sikh community in Miri, a city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, has voiced its support for Chief Minister Adenan Satem who is preparing his coalition for an impending polls in the state.
Sikh Association Miri (SAM) president Narmal Singh said the community has been inspired by and is confident of the state Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling coalition which is also in power at the Federal level.
“We are thankful to the state government for this able leadership. We hope the same spirit of inclusive and progressive development will be upheld in years to come,” he was quoted in a Borneo Post report.
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Adenan’s leadership and policies are people-friendly, he told a press conference on 22 March 2016.
“While we support Adenan’s policies of good governance to benefit all races in the state, we also trust the government will appreciate the contributions of the Sikhs in the state,” he said, according to the report [Miri Sikhs voice their support for Adenan, Borneo Post, 23 March 2016].
Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak located about 800km from state capital Kuching, is home to a small Sikh community.
Also present at the press conference were SAM deputy president and Sikh Temple president Gurmokh Singh, SAM secretary-general Pardeep Singh Sangha as well as committee members Manmohan Singh and Karam Singh Pannu.
Recalling the association’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2005, he said Adenan had spoken at length on the history of Sikhs in Sarawak and their contributions to the state, the report adds.
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