PENANG is always upholding the interest of the Eurasian community in the state.
State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the needs of the community would always be prioritised by the state.
He said whether the community is large or small, the state would not forget its roots here.
Recalling his childhood days with his siblings, he said they used to cycle around ‘Kampung Serani’ in Pulau Tikus back then.
“I was growing up in Western Road and there was a number of Eurasians residing there.
“This shows that the community has a long-history in Penang back then. The community continues to thrive despite development.
“In fact, the Eurasians have been here for 233 years alongside with Captain Francis Light.
“Let me assure you that the state will always look out for your needs.
“None of you will walk alone,” said Jagdeep, who was representing Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, during the PEA’s 100th year anniversary gala dinner in The Top, Komtar, on Nov 9.
Those present were treated to a delightful course dinner while being entertained by stage performances.
Jagdeep said Chow had been supportive to the community by attending their events held previously.
“The Chief Minister had attended many of the PEA events, including the walk from Fort Cornwallis to Church of the Assumption on Aug 14,” he added.
Also present were Jagdeep’s wife Belinda Bhar, Pulau Tikus assemblyman Chris Lee Chun Kit, PEA president Mavis Catherine Baptist, 100th anniversary celebration organising chairman Datuk Aloysius Gasper, Only World Group Holdings Berhad (OWG) chief executive officer Tan Sri Richard Koh and Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, Penang Office (Motac) director Jonathan Freddy P. Bagang
Story and pix by Edmund Lee