Dis­trict’s M’sia Day event also hosts of­fi­cials from In­done­sia

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TEBEDU: The dis­trict-level Malaysia Day 2017 cel­e­bra­tion at Tebedu Dis­trict Of­fice hosted not only lo­cals, but also of­fi­cials from the neigh­bour­ing In­done­sian dis­trict of En­tikong.

The In­done­sians were present upon the in­vi­ta­tion from the or­gan­is­ers.

Deputy Se­rian Res­i­dent Mastapa Ju­laihi also at­tended the event, of which the high­lights were the rais­ing of both Jalur Gemi­lang and Sarawak flags, as well as the re­lease of pi­geons to sig­nify peace.

Tebedu Dis­trict Of­fi­cer Ray­mond Achen Kam­beng said the sim­ple but mean­ing­ful func­tion in­volved some 500 peo­ple, in­clud­ing those rep­re­sent­ing the 12 con­tin­gents.

On be­half of the or­gan­is­ers, he ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Tech­no­log­i­cal Re­search Min­is­ter Dato Sri Michael Manyin Ja­wong who is Tebedu as­sem­bly­man and Kedup as­sem­bly­man Martin Ben for al­lo­cat­ing funds to en­sure the suc­cess of event.

How­ever, both elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives were un­able to at­tend the cel­e­bra­tion.

Ray­mond said the 12 con­tin­gents com­prised heads of de­part­ments, mem­bers of the Peo­ple’s Vol­un­teer Corps (Rela), Armed Forces and Gen­eral Oper­a­tions Force (GOF), lo­cal com­mu­nity lead­ers and vil­lage chiefs, those from vil­lage se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tees, as well as the ‘piru­chong’ (bam­boo mu­si­cal in­stru­ment) troupe from Kam­pung Pichin.

Mastapa (front) ar­rives at the event, ac­com­pa­nied by Achen on his left and a group of lo­cal com­mu­nity lead­ers.

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