Liew represent CM at the official opening of MV Doulos Hope’s visit

KOTA KINABALU: Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew has expressed the hope that the MV Doulos Hope, an international floating book fair, will visit Sabah more frequently.

“Going by the ‘sold out’ of tickets to the book fair, the response from the public has been overwhelming,” she told the Managing Director of Doulos Hope, Mark Knight.

According to Liew, she went on board MV Doulos (1977-2009), the first ship under the fleet of GBA Ships, a non-profit organisation based in Germany, when the then international floating book fair visited Kota Kinabalu.
“I bought many books which I have since passed on to my children and grandchildren,” she recalled.

Liew was representing Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor at the official opening of MV Doulos Hope’s visit to Kota Kinabalu at the South Jetty Terminal, KK Port on Saturday.

Doulos Hope, the fifth ship, was launched into service this year and houses up to 146 crew members. The word “Doulos” is Greek, and is traditionally translated as “Servant”, making Doulos Hope a “Servant of Hope”.

Photos: Minister Liew (right) getting the Master of Doulos Hope, Captain James (Tom) Dyer to autograph books on leadership for Chief Minister Hajiji. 

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