Longhouse chiefs among 53 joining DAP

KUCHING: Two Tuai Rumahs (longhouse chiefs) in Sri Aman were among 53 people who submitted their membership forms to join Democratic Action Party (DAP) recently.

They presented their applications to state DAP vice chairman Leon Jimat Donald in a simple ceremony held at DAP Sri Aman office.

Leon, who is also DAP Sri Aman chief, said the party welcomed the longhouse chiefs and the new members with open arms.

“We are also very happy that these new Dayak members are open to struggle of the DAP,” said Leon, tipped as the party’s potential candidate for the Simanggang state constituency.

One of the longhouse chiefs, Tuai Rumah Whelton Timbang of Melugu claimed that DAP was the best platform for the Dayaks as they had been marginalised for far too long.

“DAP is very consistent in their struggle, very disciplined and ever ready in helping the ‘rakyat’ (people).

“Moreover, the DAP is actively fighting for the our rights to be heard and respected, we have been left behind so much in terms of economic and social advancement,” he said.

Another longhouse chief Tuai Rumah Spencer Sungkui said the DAP, especially the Sri Aman branch led by Leon, had been very consistent in voicing out the people’s concerns and grievances to the present government.

Pointing out that DAP Sri Aman had been in service for the people since 2009, he said the new members were very happy about being a part of the party.-Borneo Post

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