Hornbill Unleashed

July 29, 2014

Don’t overlook Dayaks, S’wak CM told

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Newly formed Dayak Informal Group (DIG) called on Sarawak chief minister Adenan Satem to ‘clean’ his government which he inherited from the former chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who had allegedly neglected the Dayak communities in terms of development, business opportunities and civil service appointments.

“The state government should be more serious on inclusiveness. There is a place for every Sarawakian in Sarawak if it’s not just a issue that state leaders preach, but actually implement,”  said DIG spokesman Dusit Jaul.

He added the Dayak community would very much  like to contribute more meaningfully towards the state development. But in the present situation, they cannot play a more important role as they are on the fringe.

“It seems that certain key state agencies are out of bound for the Dayaks. What explanation can be given that Dayaks have never been considered for top management positions in some key state agencies such as forestry and the land custody development authority (LCDA)?

“The younger generation Dayaks is questioning this exclusiveness which they interpret as a blatant move to marginalise them.

“We need not be reminded that policy of exclusiveness creates inequality,” said Dusit.

It is understood that the top positions in forestry are occupied by one particular race and it’s the same in the LCDA.

DIG called on the chief minister to do the right thing and calm the unease among the Dayaks.

The group is also extending its hand to the government to help cool down the heat generated by past unfair and divisive policies.

“The chief minister can be assured that we are committed to helping the state develops, except that in the past we were not allowed to do so.

“The right way is for the chief minister to do away with the policy of exclusiveness and ensure that Sarawak is for all Sarawakians.

Prority wanted

DIG also urged the state to take step to ensure that local Sarawakians are given priority when it comes to business opportunities and job emplacement in the state.

“Currently, Sarawakians are denied of these opportunities especially when it comes to big businesses and appointments to senior positions in offices of the federal agencies in the state.

“Certainly we do not believe that there are no unqualified and capable Sarawakians who can take on the big jobs in the various business opportunities available.

“Similarly, we do not believe that Sarawakians are not capable of managing federal agencies in Sarawak. In fact given the opportunity, Sarawakians should be able to do better jobs as they are locals.

“The problem is that probably in the past, Sarawakians were overlooked in favour of their counterparts from peninsular Malaysia,” lamented Dusit who is also a senior Intan lecturer.

“The state government must act immediately before further resentment is created,” he added.



  1. Dr. Dusit is doing something commendable – unveiling who run our local GLCs and agencies. Hi so terrible these state agencies!! I heard somebody asked why are these state agencies devoid of Dayak heads and a minister answered that you have senior cabinet leaders who are Dayaks – Alfred, James, William, Michael so the question stops there………

    Comment by tun-pehin — July 30, 2014 @ 4:07 PM | Reply

  2. Well said. I still remember when we asked for a full fledged university on Sarawak, we were told in Parliament that there are no qualified Sarawakians to justify setting up a university in Swak!!! To add insult to wound, see how many Swakians study overseas!! And now they give us UNIMAs which is like a ‘trojan horse’. See how many percentage of UNIMAS studnets are Sarawakians!!!! Infact Malayans used federal agencies to colonised Sarawak!!

    Comment by lsr — July 29, 2014 @ 1:41 PM | Reply

    • UNIMAS is not LIKE a Trojan Horse. It IS a Trojan Horse. Do a little research and you’ll find Islamofascist rag heads and walking gunny sacks in senior positions. Do you think those junior talibans who staged that recent protest would be so bold without the nudge-nudge-wink-wink condonation from the Islamofascist moles in the administration?

      Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — July 30, 2014 @ 11:04 AM | Reply

  3. Hmmm… very interesting development…. this new pressure group DIG looks promising, and I like what I see in Dusit Jaul so far, especially his ability to cloak a sharp dagger in soft diplomatic language. He’s making all the right moves and speaking all the right things like an elder statesman so far. Let’s hope that DIG is more than a one-man operation and an organization truly driven by the pursuit for a greater good, and that it will not end up being bought off and become another compromised BN sycophant. All we need now is for someone to step up to play the wild-eyed, bat-shit crazy Dayak extremist, i.e., the bad cop, to Dusit’s good cop.

    Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — July 29, 2014 @ 9:22 AM | Reply

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