Stop excessive spending, says assemblyman

Ting giving out gifts to the young guests at the Christmas party.

MIRI: Curb the habit of excessive spending on food and clothes for festive celebrations, said state assemblyman for Piasau Datuk Sebastian Ting.

“During festive seasons, this habit of excessive spending can be seen in places like Miri city.

“We should curb this habit as overeating is bad for health.

“There is also no need to buy too much material goods.

“We are facing economic challenges and people must be prudent,” he said at the Piasau SUPP Christmas party. Ting said Christmas was about showing love and care to family and friends.

“Share the joy of Christmas by being kind and charitable,” he said.

“Try to reduce expenditure as much as possible.

Buy basic necessities for family gatherings.

He said the festival must be observed and traditions honoured and practised, especially family reunions and open house.

This is to nurture goodwill and harmony among families and friends and the society, he said.

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