Hornbill Unleashed

May 29, 2017

Bidayuh Community Movement may be registered as NGO soon, says Tasik Biru rep

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

The Bidayuh Community Movement (BCM), which started off as an informal chat group, could be registered as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) soon.

According to Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep, there are plans to turn BCM into an NGO to complement the efforts by Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA).

“Hopefully, BCM would be the machinery and arm for the Bidayuhs to move forward together with other communities,” he said at a pre-Gawai gathering for BCM members at ‘The Baruk’, DBNA headquarters on Saturday night.

Some 300 BCM members, including those working overseas, came to the event – the second of its kind to be organised for BCM after their Christmas gathering last December.

Henry noted that although BCM members comprised Bidayuhs from all walks of life, they all used the BCM platform to contribute and exchange ideas with one another to further improve the socio-economic standing of the Bidayuh community.

He also stressed to them that interests of the community must come first, not the interest of individuals.

“We have members hailing from Lundu up to Serian, working in various professions – some are YBs (elected representatives), some are teachers, some are professionals. We speak different languages, we have different understanding on issues, but we all do what we can to develop the community,” he said.

Henry also commended the administrators and members of the BCM chat group for their successful hosting of the gathering, which had several fun activities being held in the spirit of Gawai.

Source : The Borneo Post Online


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