KUCHING, June 29 (Bernama) – The remains of 21 Iban warriors who were killed by communist terrorists during the Malayan Emergency will make their final journey home to Sarawak by end of next month.
Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said under the Operation Mai Pulai (bring home), the remains of the Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers would be sent home and reburied with proper ceremony and Iban traditional customs.
“It is proposed that Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud will officiate at the Operation Mai Pulai which will be held at the end of July,” he said in his winding-up speech at the State Legislative Assembly sitting, here today.
Jabu said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had made all the necessary arrangements and preparation to bring back the remains of the warriors.
“The Sarawak government is very thankful to the Defence Ministry, Home Affairs Ministry and Singapore government for allowing to bring back the remains of our fallen heroes,” he said. — BERNAMA