Mr. Stephen Then, if you writing about our annual Gawai Festival and wishes to invite the whole world to come and experience the rich culture of the Ibans, we welcome you with our warm hospitality and we will dress up in our traditional costumes like the one you publish (pic above).
However, why did you use that photo together with your writings “Veteran: Polling date favours BN” in The Star dated 6th March?
Why do you need to use that photo to write about Iban politics and the coming Batang Ai by-election. I ask you this question – do we dress like that everyday?
You are giving an impression to the whole world that the Ibans are way backward. Wassup with the skull? So, you think we still go around and kill people for their skull? Heii brother, it is not Gawai yet lahh! Even during Gawai we do not simply put those skull where ever we like.
I urge you to go to all the Iban longhouses and write about us again and to give the correct report for all to read.