Gerawat (front second right) and Dennis (left) launching the Kenyah Lepo’ Tau Association in the presence of the association’s exco members.
MIRI: Ethnic-based associations in the state, particularly those in urban centres, should work closely with community leaders at their longhouses.
Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Datuk Gerawat Gala, said village chiefs and those in the rural areas needed to be updated of the association’s activities for greater cooperation and understanding.
“Most Orang Ulus, for example, have over the years migrated to urban centres.
“As such, family day like this is an important platform to unite family members and relatives,” he said at the recent launching of the Kenyah Lepo’ Tau Association in conjunction with the Long Moh Family Day 2016 here.
The association, in a statement yesterday, said at the function, Gerawat announced a government grant of RM15,000 to the Kenyah Lepo’ Tau Association for its activities.
Baram MP Anyi Ngau and Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, who were present, also announced government grants of RM15,000 and RM5,000 respectively for the association.
During the function, Anyi launched the association’s website.
Among the activities held during the function, which ended with a dinner, were traditional Kenyah dances and songs, telematch and lucky draws.
Warm welcome for Anyi (with garland) to the function.