This post is in respond to Iban told to rediscover fighting spirit posted at Malaysiakini.
Voon said Iban people live simple lives and are never demanding and that “it is their culture to respect and be obedient to their elders and the tuai rumah”.
“If the Iban people want meaningful change for themselves, they should no longer be dependent on their present leaders and their tuai rumah. Instead, they have to take the lead themselves, throw away their present leaders and change the government.”
1. Who are the DAP to ask the Ibans not to respect and be obedient to our elders and Tuai Rumah (village chief). It has been our adat to choose among us in the longhouse, and to appoint that person as our leader and that person shall hold the position as a Tuai Rumah.Cukup belik mai runding ke enda patut-patut.
2. The Batu Lintang state assemblyperson Voon Lee Shan has no rights to tell us not to give respect to our Tuai Rumah. Please do not interfere with our Iban adat and customs. There are many other issues that you can speak highly of but certainly not our adat and belief.
3. Urang bansa tu mih ke mecah ke kitai bansa Iban. Sida sigi rindu meda kitai pecah serta enda bebasa ke apai indai.
Rindu kita maca utai ke dipansut ke DAP nya?
Uchu Keling says: The only way for the Ibans to hop onto the CHANGE bandwagon is for them to CHANGE themselves. Badu mih kitai ngemuan mentality NGARAP serta NGANTI. Taja bakanya, we should not disrespect our Tuai.
There is no political parties that can move us unless we kick our own butt and CHANGE. Sapa-sapa ke menang ba pengawa bepilih pan enda ulih ngubah kitai, enti kitai empu enggai berubah, enggai meransang diri empu, enggai ngereja pengawa nya diri empu, serta enggai ngubah runding ngiga cara ke tau di kena kitai ngemansang ke diri empu.
Sari tu, laban kitai agi ngemuan runding NGARAP serta NGANTI, dia mih kitai di peda urang lemik dalam maioh hal.
Enti kitai ulih muai semua runding nya, we will be the DECISION MAKER because we make up the figures. Otherwise, we are, as it is today. So, do not blame anyone else, including, the leaders for what we are. Those who have CHANGED should share it with the rest of the Ibans, but not through politics.