Dayak think-tank awaits green­light to regis­ter with RoS

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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.

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