KOTA KINABALU: The new Gabungan Rakyat Sabah government has assured all Sabahans that they will continue to support and look after their faiths.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said that the government would continue to strive and maintain cordial relations with members of all faiths, including the Christian fraternity.
He said this after Sabah Council of Churches (SCC) led by president Bishop James Wong paid a courtesy call on him at his office at the state administrative building here yesterday.
Hajiji also presented RM16,920,000 to the SCC as part of the state government contribution to the organisation
Other SCC members who were also present at the visit were Archbishop Datuk John Wong (Catholic Church), Datuk Jerry Dusing (Sijil Injil Borneo), Bishop Datuk Melter Jiki Tais (Anglican Church) and Rev Dr Hii Kong Hock (Methodist Church).
Hajiji also assured the SCC that the financial assistance would continue under the GRS leadership.
“The GRS state government will uphold and protect the freedom of religion, as enshrined in the constitution, ” he said in a statement made available to the media following the meeting.