Short-term pain this Gawai for long-term gain

Datuk Len Talif Salleh

KUCHING: The Dayak community in the Kuala Rajang constituency are urged to prioritise the safety and health of their family members, neighbours and friends over the Gawai celebration.

Urban Development and Natural Resources assistant minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh said sacrifices have to be made for the benefit of all.

“I advise everyone to adhere to the standard operating procedures set by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“We have to abide by the ‘short-term pain for long-term gain’ principle,” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (May 30).

The Kuala Rajang assemblyman added that the community must remain strong and resilient during the pandemic.

“Let us work together to build a better future for the nation.

“I would like to wish a happy Gawai Dayak to all celebrants, especially those in the Kuala Rajang constituency. May all of us be granted everlasting health and continuous wealth,” he said.

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit) Abdullah Saidol extended his well wishes to those who are celebrating Gawai.

“Please stay vigilant at all times. Stay safe and protect yourself and your family,” he said in a Facebook post.