THE Penang Harmony Corporation (Harmonico) is in the process of identifying more ‘streets of harmony’ in the state.
State Social Development and Non-Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Chong Eng said as of now, Penang only has one ‘Street of Harmony’ that is located in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling where four places of worship are coexisting harmoniously along the same route.
“The setting up of more ‘streets of harmony’ in Penang is crucial to promote and strengthen unity in the state.
“So far, we have identified several places such as in Bukit Mertajam, Nibong Tebal, Butterworth and Balik Pulau.
“Most of the places of worship in these areas are in close proximity to one another and easily accessible by foot.
“With many ‘streets of harmony’ in the state, we can learn more about different religions and houses of worship in Penang in terms of their buildings, history and communities.
“The details of this initiative will be announced soon,” said Chong Eng during the closing ceremony of the Penang Harmony Week 2022 at Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town today.
Also present was Harmonico manager Paul Au.
Chong Eng also congratulated Harmonico for their success in organising a series of week-long programmes.
“Among the activities and programmes are outdoor activities, arts, exhibitions, performances, and a dialogue.
“And I also heard of many good reviews of the Penang Harmony Week 2022. So, thumbs up to Harmonico and its partners,” she said.
Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Chan Kok Kuan