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Majlis Penyampaian Sijil Taska dan Tadika Bahasa Warisan (Piramin) Peringkat Daerah Bau Tahun 2014

Majlis Tertinggi DBNA turut menyerikan Majlis Penyampaian Sijil Taska dan Tadika Bahasa Warisan (Piramin) Peringkat Daerah Bau Tahun 2014 pada 23 November 2014 di Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Serasot, Bau yang dirasmikan oleh YB Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Menteri Muda Pembangunan Perindustrian dan Pembangunan Komuniti Sarawak,  merangkap ADUN N2 Tasik Biru. Turut hadir ialah Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, Presiden DBNA, Temenggong Austin Dinim Niyon, ahli-ahli Majlis Tertinggi DBNA dan ketua-Ketua kaum. Majlis ini dianjurkan bersama oleh Persatuan Bekas Pelajar (Alumni) SK Serasot (PBPSKS), Bau dengan JK Piramin Kampung Serasot, Bau. Pengerusi Pengelola Majlis ialah En. Misoi Nyilot, yang juga Timbalan Presiden Persatuan Bekas Pelajar (Alumni) SK Serasot.

Dalam ucap utamanya, YB Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie mencadangkan sebuah Dewan Bahasa Bidayuh (Bidayuh Language Council) diwujudkan untuk memartabatkan Bahasa Bidayuh. Jika dewan ini dapat diwujudkan, beliau berjanji akan menyumbangkan RM100,000 untuk menyokong penubuhannya. Beliau juga berjanji untuk memberi sumbangan sebanyak RM10,000 bagi setiap penubuhan taska atau tadika di kawasan beliau iaitu ADUN N2 Tasik Biru. Majlis diteruskan dengan penyerahan sebuah cek bernilai RM5000 oleh Datuk Peter kepada Presiden Persatuan Bekas Pelajar (Alumni) SK Serasot, Cr. Mattew Jikah Anak Nowek. Selepas upacara penyampaian sijil dan hadiah galakan disempurnakan, para tetamu kehormat dan jemputan dijemput untuk menjamu selera bersama dengan ahli-ahli jawatankuasa kerja majlis.

14th Division in the offing – BorneoPost Online

14th Division in the offing – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

14th Division in the offing – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneohttp://www.theborneopost.com/2014/10/12/14th-division-in-the-offing/Chief Minister to discuss with State Secretary plans to elevate Serian District to a division KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem yesterday indicated that Serian district wi…

Program motivasi bagi SMK Tebekang dan SMK Tebedu

Majlis penangguhan bagi Program Pemantapan Akademik SPM SMK Tebedu dan SMK.Tebakang telah dirasmikan oleh YB Dato’ Sri Michael Manyin Anak Jawong, Menteri Pembangunan Infrastruktur dan Perhubungan Negeri Sarawak, yang juga merangkap penasihat DBNA dan BGA, pada Sabtu 27 September 2014 di Dewan SMK Tebedu Serian. Program ini melibatkan 3 orang penceramah dan 406 orang pelajar Tingkatan 5 dari dua buah sekolah. Antara objektif program motivasi ini ialah untuk meningkatkan kesungguhan murid dalam menimba ilmu pengetahuan, memberi pendedahan dan pengetahuan kepada calon calon SPM teknik teknik menjawab soalan dengan betul, menanamkan rasa cinta dan minat dalam diri pelajar terhadap akademik dan memberi fokus sepenuhnya kepada peperiksaan SPM. Ia juga bertujuan untuk mewujudkan kerjasama pintar sekolah dengan organisasi bukan kerajaan (NGO) dalam meningkatkan pencapaian prestasi akademik pelajar. Program ini adalah anjuran bersama SBGA, DBNA dan SMK Tebedu dan SMK Tebakang. Antara yang turut hadir pada majlis tersebut ialah Encik Bangawi Surey – Pengetua SMK Tebedu, Encik Carter Balang – Pengetua SMK Tebakang, Profesor Madya Dr. Ahi Sarok – Presiden BGA, Encik Milon Sayeng – Timbalan Pegawai Pendidikan Daerah Serian dan Pimanca Henry Bujang Sadok.

Majlis penyerahan Mesin Hemodialisis PERKESO kepada KAS – ROTARY – NKF KUCHING

DBNA dijemput bersama-sama untuk menyempurnakan majlis penyerahan mesin hemodialisis kepada NKF Kuching oleh PERKESO pada 20hb September 2014. Penyerahan mesin hemodialisis disempurnakan oleh Menteri Sumber Manusia, Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem.

Ketibaan YB Menteri di sambut oleh penari kanak-kanak sekolah dengan tarian tradisional dari suku kaum dari Sarawak. Selepas tarian para dif-dif terhormat dan para hadirin menyanyikan lagu Negaraku dan Ibu pertiwi.

Ucapan aluan oleh YBhg Dato’ Dr Zaki Morad bin Mohamad Zaher, Pengerusi NKF Malaysia dan seterusnya ucaptama oleh YB Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem, Menteri Sumber Manusia, Malaysia. Penyakit buah pingang amat membimbangkan di Malaysia disebabkan persakit tidak akan dapat menjalankan perkerjaan seperti biasa dan menambahkan lagi beban dari kos-kos belanja yang sangat tinggi dan ia boleh mencecah RM2 Ribu sebulan. Ini bukan sekadar membebankan pesakit bahkan seluruh keluarganya juga akan menanggung beban dari pesakit buah pingang.

PERKESO hari ini menderma 2 buah mesin hemodialisis kepada NKF agar pesakit-pesakit buah pingang boleh meneruskan kehidupan dan tidak akan menunggu lama untuk pemulihan di pusat-pusat dialisis. Sumbangan perkerja PERKESO yang didapati sakit buah pingang akan di biayai oleh PERKESO sepenuhnya.

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Announcement: Invitation to all meet in person Miss Malaysia World at DBNA HQ @1pm onward on 13th September 2014

Announcement: Invitation to all meet in person Miss Malaysia World at DBNA HQ @1pm onward on 13th September 2014. All are welcome.

Padawan Raft Safari 2014

It was a day full of splashing and fun for the people around Penrissen when they came in full force to join the Padawan Raft Safari that was held along the Semedang River the 3rd of August 2014.

The starting point was at Kampung Danu and kicked off at 8.00am where it finished at Kampung Git with a total distant of 16 KM downstream. YB Datuk Dr Jerib Susil flagged off the challenge this year. The raft was made of joint bamboo and could accommodate up to 5 paddlers each.

Around 100 teams participated in different categories this year. The gruelling journey to the finishing line was not easy especially to those who were not familiar with the river terrain. This year DBNA Penrissen Branch headed by Mr Aloysius Kuyong with its Advisor and CEC member Mr Paul Akui Bandat had submitted 2 teams to join in the race.

The guest of honour was YB Dato Sri Dr James Dawos Mamit and the Chairman of MPP Mr Lo Khere Chiang waited at the finishing line to give away prizes to the winners. While waiting at Kampung Git, visitors visited booths that sold souvenirs and Bidayuh costumes and also sang at the Karaoke booth. Lots of foods and drinks were being sold to visitors.

DBNA teams managed to grab 4th and 7th position respectively. Next year they would try again and with proper preparation, training and endurance.

DBNA & SBGA delegates attended Sarawak TYT and CM’s Hari Raya Open House

Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) and Sarawak Bidayuh Graduates Association (SBGA) members, led by their Advisor and Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication, Dato Sri Michael Manyin anak Jawong and DBNA President cum Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism Sarawak, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, visited Tuan Yang Terutama (TYT) Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s Hari Raya Open House on Monday (28 July 2014) at the Istana Negeri Sarawak in Petra Jaya, Kuching. The delegates had a joint audience with the TYT and his wife Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib, where they were later invited to lunch at the Istana.

The visit signifies the longstanding tradition of the Bidayuh representatives attending the TYT’s Open House which fosters the warm relationship between Bidayuh community and the leaders of the state.

After the visit at the Istana Negeri, the delegates proceeded to BCCK to attend the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Tan Sri Adenan Bin Satem’s open house. There were thousands of visitors waiting in line to meet in person the newly appointed Chief Minister of Sarawak. This year is Tan Sri Adenan Bin Satem’s first Hari Raya open house as the Chief Minister of Sarawak.

After the head of state visits, DBNA and SBGA Exco members procceeded to other Sarawak ministers’ open house as well.

DBNA joined SK St. James Quop Centennial Anniversary Dinner

SK St. James Quop Centennial Anniversary Dinner was held on the 26th July 2014 at the Crown Imperial Hall, Crown Tower. The dinner was organised by the School Board of Management which the guest of honor was the Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan representing His Grace The Most Reverend Datuk Bolly Lapok, Archbishop of the Anglican Province of South East Asia cum Chairman of the Sarawak Anglican School Board of Management.

The Exco members of the Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) was invited to join in the celebration with them. It was full of down the memory lane kind of dinner where the oldest student receiving a plaque from the school management, Mr Jin Chung Anak Joshua was borned on the 18th February 1918. Mr Rebid Anak Duka was the oldest Headmaster who served in the school. All the award was jointly presented by YB Datuk Roland Sagah and the Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan. The Organising Chairman was Mr Donald Ah Guan who himself was also the Chairman of DBNA Samarahan Branch.

DBNA President Datu Ik Pahon Joyik joined the high table together with Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan and YB Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly and YB for N.17 Tarat. Bidayuh Temenggong for Kuching Mr Austin Dimin was also among the VIPs during the function.

Beautiful pieces presented by the choir group of St. James Church and also the pupils of the school. Cake cutting and toast was held during function as well. The night continue with the band boys rendering requested song by the diners.

Visit by delegation from Timor-Leste

DBNA will host a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste the Ministry of Education for 5 days, from 13 July 2014. The delegation is here to study the Multi Language Education (MLE) pre-school program that DBNA started with the assistance of UNESCO, and the Bidayuh Language Development Project (BLDP) that was started with the assistance of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). Besides these, the delegation is also interested to experience Bidayuh culture.

Dr. Karla Smith and her husband Jim are International Literacy Consultants with SIL. They helped get the Bidayuh Sekolah Bahasa Warisan Schools started in 2007. They are currently working in East Timor, helping the government there establish Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education.

At the HQ, the delegation will be briefed on DBNA activities, in particular the MLE program and the BLDP. They will be observing the DBNA Bahasa Warisan schools in Sinjok, Benuk, and Bogag. They also will visit a primary school in Kampung Sinjok. Their visit to the following schools being arranged by the DBNA Penrissen and Bau Branches. During its stay here, the delegation will be introduced to Bidayuh cuisine, and DBNA has also arranged for some Bidayuh cultural performances by the students.

DBNA is delighted and honoured to host the delegation, and extends a warm welcome to all its members. We hope that the delegation members will also take time to enjoy the city with its clean and green setting and its friendly people and multi-cultural population.

DBNA expresses it gratitude to Timor-Leste for choosing DBNA for its study visit. We regard this as an international recognition of DBNA’s linguistics programs. We would like to thank SIL and UNESCO for recommending DBNA to be visited and for organizing it. DBNA also expresses its gratitude to members of the MLE program, the BLDP, the Education sub-committee, other relevant sub-committees, and the relevant Branches for their cooperation and support in hosting and welcoming our guests from Timor-Leste. Last, but not least, DBNA thanks the sponsors of the lunch, dinners and cultural performances that have been organized for the visit.

We wish the delegation a very fruitful and productive visit with the Dayak Bidayuh National Association and the Bidayuh community. DBNA hopes that this visit can lead to future cooperation between the two communities.

Before departing home, the Smiths and the Timorese will go to Miri to conduct teacher training there.

World Bidayuh Golf Championship 2014 – Gets New Challenge Trophy

After 10 years of organising WBGC, the committee received the new Dato Sri Michael Manyin’s Challenge trophy for this year’s event which is to be held at Sarawak Golf Club (KGS). The trophy will replace the previous trophy after it was won by previous champion. About 65 participants have confirmed to join this year’s competition. This year, another challenge trophy up for grabs is the DBNA President’s Challenge trophy. Dato Sri Michael Manyin’s Challenge trophy is for Gross Champion and the President’s is for the Nett Champion.

To receive the challenge trophy today on 30 June 2014 was DBNA President Datu Ik Pahon Joyik who led the committee to meet Dato Sri Michael Manyin at his office at Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Communication Sarawak at Wisma Masja, Petra Jaya.

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The committee members that attended the handing over of the trophy were the Organising Chairman Mr Robert Elone, Mr Joseph Jindy, Mr Ricky Guing, Mr James Sinjeng, Mr Chali Ungang, and Mr Joseph Beron.

The competition will be held on 5 July 2014 Saturday with lot of prizes to be won by the participants. Sponsors for this year’s event also come from individuals, the Yang Berhormats and also from the corporate bodies for the novelties like the hole-in-one, nearest to the hole, and longest drive. MASwings is sponsoring 2 sectors flight seats free from Kuching-Miri and Kuching-Bintulu to and fro.

DBNA and WBGC committees thank all that have contributed to ensure the success of this year’s event. This year, 10 Gross prizes and 10 Nett prizes are also up for grabs.

Dato Sri Michael Manyin said, “The Bidayuh when they organise any event, there are apolitical especially under DBNA. Every Bidayuh are invited to join”.