Appreciate peace, harmony we are enjoying — Rep
MIRI: The younger people in Baram are reminded to appreciate and value the peace and harmony they have been enjoying until today.
Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said life in the past was hard and thus a decision was made by past leaders to unite the people and with it came peace.
“Prior to the formation of Malaysia, Sarawakians were living an uneasy life. There were people wanting to conquer them.
“With Malaysia, we are stronger and able to face our enemies,” he said at a function before flagging off a Malaysia Day convoy in Long Bedian, Apoh yesterday.
The event was organised by PBB Telang Usan Youth with support from PBB Mulu Youth, Telang Usan 4WD Owners Association and Saberkas Telang Usan branch.
PBB Telang Usan Youth chief Cr Dominic Nyurang and Telang Usan 4WD Owners Association chairman Cr Jarau Braim were among those present.
“This programme is aimed to instil love, loyalty and patriotism among the participants and local villagers apart from celebrating Malaysia Day,” said Dennis.
The convoy was participated by 60 people in 15 4WD vehicles, passing through Long Bedian, Long Jenalong, Long Latie, Long Karangan, Long Kevok, Long Leng, Long Urang, Long Kawa and Kuala Sg Merah Tenyok - distributing flags, food and drinks to the people along the way.
They also erected ‘Belia Benci Dadah’ signage at each village passed through.
A former village chief of Long Kevok was presented with a wheelchair.
Abang Arabi (second right) and Chong (front fth right) leads some of the adopters to cut the birthday cake for orangutan Mas.