Head­men com­plain of not re­ceiv­ing re-ap­point­ment let­ters

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SIBU: Sibu Tuai Rumah As­so­ci­a­tion ( STRA) is ask­ing that re- ap­point­ment let­ters for the tuai rumah ( head­men) be pro­cessed as soon as pos­si­ble.

Its chair­man TR Dieo Kanyan said 16 of their mem­bers have al­ready ex­pired their term (of ser­vice), but have yet to re­ceive any re-ap­point­ment let­ters.

“My own term ex­pired in Jan­uary 2017, and un­til now I have not re­ceived any re-ap­point­ment let­ter,” he told a press con­fer­ence here yes­ter­day.

Vice chair­per­son TR Cather­ine Tamoh Liom, sec­re­tary TR Peter Ting­gom, trea­surer TR Mathew Maja, and deputy trea­surer TR Mal­ing Banta were among those present at the press con­fer­ence.

Ac­cord­ing to Dieo, he did not know the rea­son be­hind the de­lay of the is­suance of reap­point­ment let­ters.

He said only seven out of 16 head­men have re­ceived sup­port from Bawang As­san assem­bly­man Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh based on a let­ter dated May 15, 2017.

“We do not know what the prob­lem is since the assem­bly­man had given his sup­port to these head­men for their ser­vice to be con­tin­ued.

“If there is re­ally a prob­lem to war­rant the re- ap­point­ment let­ters can­not be is­sued, then the rel­e­vant au­thor­ity must in­form the head­men or the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“We do not want to put a blame on any­body, we just want the rel­e­vant au­thor­ity to speed up the is­suance of re- ap­point­ment let­ters,” he said.

Dieo, from Tan­jung Pe­nasu, also said that with­out the of­fi­cial ap­point­ment let­ters, the head­men would have prob­lem in car­ry­ing out their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as com­mu­nity lead­ers.

He also said the as­so­ci­a­tion could not elect the com­mit­tee mem­bers be­cause some of them, in­clud­ing ( Dieo) him­self, have yet to re­ceive the ap­point­ment let­ters.

STRA has 151 mem­bers, and the ap­point­ment of a tuai rumah is for a two-year term.

Mean­while, TR Cather­ine said an ap­point­ment let­ter should be pro­cessed at least three months be­fore the ex­piry date.

“Do not wait un­til the end of the term to process the ap­point­ment let­ters.”

She said the rel­e­vant par­ties had all the records of the head­men that are needed for the is­suance of ap­point­ment let­ters.

Dieo (front cen­tre) and his mem­bers show the let­ters re­gard­ing the is­suance of ap­point­ment let­ters to the rel­e­vant author­i­ties.

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