SIBU (Bernama) – Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar donated 31 cows to enable Muslims in areas not represented by Barisan Nasional leaders to perform the act of korban (sacrifice) in conjunction with Aidiladha this year.
Of the total, 16 cows were distributed to mosques in Sibu and Sarikei, while 15 others were distributed to mosques in Kuching.
“I hope with this donation, the Muslims in those areas will not feel left out and isolated while the whole nation is celebrating Aidiladha.
“And I also hope that they will know that there are government representatives who are always willing to go to the ground to celebrate Aidiladha with them even though they have voted for the opposition.”
He said this to reporters after presenting korban meat to over 400 recipients in Kampung Usaha Baru here yesterday.
Awang Asfia said he had been visiting villages in Kuching to join the villagers in performing the act of korban since yesterday and would continue doing so in Sibu, Sarikei, Meradong and Repok yesterday.