Uggah clarifies on community leaders allowances

Extract from The Borneo Post, Jan 1, 2019

We hope netizens will be clear on the payment of allowance to our Ketua Kaum, covering the Tuai Rumah (longhouse chieftains), Ketua Kampung (village headmen) and Kapitan (Chinese community leaders).

The Federal government will be paying the allowances of RM500 per month from October to December 2018 via a letter issued by the federal Ministry of Rural Development on 5th December 2018.

The State Government will top up their allowances to RM900 per month. Hence, the allegation that the Pakatan Harapan Federal government paid 70% of their allowance is not true at the time this post is written.

As for the allowances of our Ketua Masyarakat, covering the Temenggong, Pemanca and Penghulu are paid fully by the Sarawak Government.

YAB Najib to experience his first Gawai Dayak in Ulu Paku

YAB Najib Razak will be experiencing his first Gawai Dayak in an Iban longhouse on 3rd 11th July at Rh. Wilson ak Bakir in Penom, Ulu Paku.

The national level Gawai celebration will also feature top Iban artist lead by Rickie Andrewson, Urai, Diana Nini, Claudia Geres, Eddie Kuwing, Emil Hamlyn, Winnie Albert, Lydia Mike, Jerry Kamit and Lucy M.

The event will expect a large crowd and the Penom will be seeing a truly rainforest concert.

Selamat Datai and Selamat Gawai Dayak!