Dayak think-tank awaits greenlight to register with RoS
MIRI: The Dayak Think Tank Group ( DTTG) plans to hold more activities related to socioeconomy and education this year for the benefit of its members and the local communities.
According to DTTG founder and one of its advisors Wellie Henry Majang, the think- tank is awaiting approval from the Registrar of Societies ( RoS) regarding its registration as a local organisation.
“Upon RoS approval, the elected committee will open an account for DTTG, which will enable it to collect membership fees and receive funds for its activities.
“After that, we will boost our recruitment drive to include Dayak intellectuals and professionals, who are interested in joining DTTG,” he said when met after attending DTTG’s first meeting at Pustaka Miri on Saturday. The setting-up of the think-tank’s pro tem committee was also officially announced.
Wellie said once the approval from RoS is received, the pro tem committee would decide on the planned activities pending their first annual general meeting (AGM), which would allow members to vote and elect those who would form the official committee line-up.
He also said DTTG was registered as an organisation with branches all across Sarawak, but the headquarters would be based here.
Meanwhile, DTTG pro tem committee is led by Elias Lipi Mat as president, with Agat Sagai as his deputy, George Kayong as vice-president I, Christina Kelit as vice- president II (women), Evelyn Julian as secretarygeneral, Reenie Rinit as assistant secretary, Alpha Ngadan as treasurer, and Embam Insol as assistant treasurer.
Six ordinary members are Timban Erri from Sri Aman, Gerald Roger from Kota Samarahan, Frank Bliang from Bintulu, Sylvester Radin from Miri, Endi Demong from Betong, and Fadly Gibson from Kuching.
When met by The Borneo Post yesterday, Elias said even though the committee’s status is still ‘pro tem’, they would do their best to put DTTG on the right track and strengthen the think-tank, before handing over the duties officially elected office-bearers.
He added that the pro tem committee would want to host a ‘ Matar Gawai’ event in May, meant as a promotional and fundraising platform for DTTG, and also for members to get together and exchange ideas.
Wellie (seated, third left) with his DTTG pro tem committee.