This year's Chinese New Year celebration is rather unique when it is being celebrated in the "new norms" where the traditional open house activities are now not allowed in view of the prevailing Covid19 pandemic. Nevertheless, we had our own special gathering with our Chinese friends including the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang who joined in with other ‘guests’ of a virtual open-house event hosted by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) on the first day of the the new Lunar year celebration.
In his brief remarks for the virtual gathering, Abang Johari called upon all members of the Chinese community to continue working together in the war against Covid-19. #AbangJo also called upon them to join the government in drawing up the best policies aimed at accelerating Sarawak’s progress. Together, we performed the traditional tossing of the ‘Yee Sang’ simultaneously with those participating online, who included our kind host, Minister for Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, who is also SUPP president.