KOTA KINABALU: Chinese community leaders in Sabah should expand their scope beyond the State and extend their reach to the whole of Malaysia, said the Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang.
“Malaysia has been established for 52 years, and Sabah is our home. Although we are born and raised here, Chinese community leaders in Sabah should not merely aim to gain a foothold in Sabah, but to expand their scope throughout Malaysia to play a bigger role on the national platform,” said Teo.
Teo said that at the 1st installation ceremony of the Executive Committee and Youth Committee of The Federation of Jiangmen Associations Malaysia, led by its president Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen here on Saturday
He said the establishment of the federation was a significant achievement because it showed that Chinese community leaders in Sabah were equally capable of helming a national Chinese organization.
“This is something we should be happy about because the leadership of our Sabahan Chinese leaders are recognized by the Chinese community in Malaysia,” he added.-Sayangsabah