Taib: BN policies aim to improve living standard

KUCHING: The development policies implemented by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government aim to improve the living standard in the country so that it is on par with those in other modern cities.

The policies also aim to preserve harmony among the people of various races in the country.

Head of the State, Tun Pehin Sri Haji AbdulTaib Mahmud pointed this out in his speech at the official opening of Darul Hana Mosque at Jalan Tuan Haji Abang Mohamad Salahuddin here yesterday

Taib said he was delighted to officiate at the opening of a mosque that united several villages and made them one big village in a new area with a lot of changes and modernised lifestyle for the young generations.

He added that nowadays, mosques were more than places for people to pray.

As centres of interest, they were now playing more roles.

Citing the Mosque in Medina as an example, Taib said the mosque had become a centre to discuss matters affecting the future of society.

He advised Muslims to continue promoting better understanding of Islam among the younger generations and to continue the struggle to educate and improve the living standard of their people.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan Satem was optimistic that the living standard of the people involved in the Darul Hana development project would change for the better.

“Today is a historical day for the people in this area, especially for the villagers from Kampung Boyan to Bintawa Hilir as with such project, everything is well organised and it is hoped we will live healthier and in harmony,” said Adenan.

“Today is the start of a new way of life for the people from the 12 villages involved in the project.

“Though this takes time, when completed, the Darul Hana development project will become the pride of especially the Malays in Kuching City,” added the Chief Minister.

He assured the people that the Sarawak government would always support such projects not only in Darul Hana but also in Sibu, Miri, Bintulu and so on.

“The time has come for us to no longer live in crowded and poor conditions in the villages. It is time for us to change our lives,” said Adenan,

The RM28 million Darul Hana Mosque is built on 13.7 hectares of land and it can accommodate about 3,226 people.

Work on the mosque started on 28 October , 2014.

  • The Head of State, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud (right) signs a plaque to declare open the Darul Hana Mosque. Looking on are (from left) Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan Satem, Assistant Minister for Housing/Social Development, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister for Housing/Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg, Minister of Natural Resources & Environment, Dato Sri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, and Pelita CEO, Datu Dr Sulaiman Husaini.
  • The Head of State, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud (right) is warmly welcomed by the people upon arrival.
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