23 December 2023
By Nabalu News Journalist
PENAMPANG:The celebration of Christmas as a time of peace and harmony serves as a reminder of our shared humanity and the importance of compassion and understanding. It encourages individuals to set aside differences, promote goodwill, and work towards creating a world filled with love, acceptance, and unity.
In Sabah the celebration transcends ethnic, ethics and creeds.
Carl Mosoom the Political Secretary to Datuk Ewon Benedick, the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative presents a warm greeting to his friends and family.
"My family and I wish each and every one a joyous festive season of Christmas and with faithful hearts that you and family are showered with love, peace and unity with family and friends wherever you may be, have a Blessed New Year."
Datuk Gilbert Sham, the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) Papar Division Chief says, “Warm holiday greetings to all! As we reflect on the blessings of Christmas and the approaching new year, let's cherish love, unity, and the message of hope. I express deep appreciation to my family, friends and UPKO family for their unwavering support.
Together, let's strive for progress, advocating for a prosperous society. Embracing 2024 with determination, let's make a positive impact and extend compassion to those in need. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a future filled with joy, love, and success."
"This Christmas is a time for us to pray for joy, love, and peace among one another. May this world always be filled with love and amity among us. Merry Christmas 2023 and Happy New Year 2024, may God always bless us all," says Carlye Lajimin, the Communication Officer of Kadamaian Assemblyman office.
Meanwhile, entrepreneur Norlinda Komel says,” We extend warm wishes for a joyful Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2024. Let us celebrate together with loved ones, near and far, strengthening our relationships. May happiness be with us all as we strive for a better year ahead, filled with success and joy.
Let's create beautiful memories during this festive season."
Datuk Wong Thien Fook Sepanggar UPKO division chief says, “Merry Blessed Christmas to one and all. Let’s pray that peace and harmony will prevail during these challenging times. Let’s all be an ambassador promoting peace and harmony among mankind."
Jalni Mison, the Village Security and Development Chairman of Kg Pinolobu Kota Belud says, "Merry Christmas and happy New year to all my friends and family. May our days be full of joy and happiness. Stay safe and God bless everyone."
Bryan Matasing, the Penampang Parliament Information Officer says, “To all my friends and family, may this Christmas bring us joy and thankfulness as we celebrate the holiday season. Let us come together to celebrate the holiday season Let us embrace the spirit of giving and goodwill. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.”
Datin Juliana Janni, former UPKO Woman Chief says, “Christmas brings family and friends together. It helps us appreciate the love in our lives that we often take for granted.
May the true meaning of the holiday season fill our hearts and home with many blessings. To my precious family, let's celebrate with renewed hearts filled with love and kindness. To my friends, acquaintances and to all out there let's take the major celebrations like Hari Raya, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and the like, as the time for us to embrace harmony.
In a diverse ethnicity it’s the best time for us to sincerely nurture mutual respect. Let's not be influence by external disharmony that are detrimental to the prevailing peace in our state. After all every religion purpose is for one to embrace love, kindness, peace and to be gracious in the eyes of God.”