New Temenggong, Pemanca ready to serve

Margaret Ringgit

MIRI: Two newly-appointed community leaders for their respective areas – Miri and Baram – have pledged to do their best in serving the community.

Temenggong Yong Vui Seng (Miri) and Pemanca Joseph Belulok Dian (Baram, for Kenyah community) received their appointment letters at a simple ceremony held at the Sarawak Islamic Complex here yesterday afternoon.

The appointment letters were presented by Tourism, Arts and Culture Assistant Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin and Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau.

Also present to witness the ceremony were Miri mayor Adam Yii, Miri Resident Mastapa Julaihi and Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting.

“I am ready to serve those who seek for my assistance,” said the 73-year-old Yong when met after the ceremony.

Yong have been serving the Chinese community in Miri since 2009 when he was a Kapitan.

Prior to his appointment as Temenggong, Yong was a Pemanca since 2016.

Temenggong Yong (holding the appointment letter) while Datuk Lee (on Yong’s right) and others look on.

For Pemanca Joseph, 76, serving the community in Baram has been his passion.

“For nearly 20 years, I have been serving the people within Baram. Thus, I am very happy and wish to thank our Sarawak government for my appointment as Pemanca for the Kenyah community in Baram,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lee and Dennis expressed their delight over the appointment of both Yong and Joseph.

They described their appointments as the right choice.

“For Pemanca Joseph, he is the right man for the position,” said Dennis.

Dennis Ngau (4th left) posing with Pemanca Joseph (on Dennis’s left) after the presentation of the appointment letter.
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