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Extremist politics not acceptable: Billy
Sarawak Tribune (my), 2002-01-28
KAPIT - Hulu Rejang Member of Parliament, Encik Billy Abit Joo, stressed that extremist politics practised by certain groups in the country was not acceptable to the people be-cause Malaysia is a multi-racial country.
Officiating at the launching of a Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Village campaign held at Rumah Laso, Nanga Antawau (the remotest Iban settlement in upper Baleh), Billy said our political stability had enabled the government to carry out development programmes smoothly and effectively for the people.
"However, we must not take things for granted," he warned and pointed out that it was the collective responsibility of all to maintain political stability through mutual respect and understanding.
Billy also acknowledged the importance of health among the people because healthy citizens were more progressive.
A political secretary to the chief minister Encik Wilson Ugak Kumbong also spoke at the function.
He lauded the effort of the Medical Department to initiate the launching of the its Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Village Campaign.
"I am glad to note that no one was seen smoking publicly during the duration of the campaign," he noted.
However he pointed out that continuous cooperation and support from the community was important to ensure the success of the campaign whose objective was to improve the standard of health and hygience of the people.
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