MIRI: A discussion will be held with local television station TVS to highlight and promote the Orang Ulu’s diverse culture.
In disclosing this on Sunday night during the Persatuan Wanita Orang Ulu Miri’s beads fashion show and Malaysia Day celebration dinner, the Transport Minister Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin said he would arrange for TVS to come here to do a special coverage on Orang Ulu women.
“I believe that media is crucial and a catalyst for preserving and promoting our diverse local culture to outsiders,” Lee pointed out.
Lee also suggested to the Orang Ulu to get their women to organise beads exhibitions, showcasing their beautiful handmade beadworks.
On another note, Lee reminded the people here that it is crucial to know the historical facts concerning how Sarawak and Sabah formed Malaysia some 59 years ago.
“Sarawak, Sabah, Malaya and Singapore came together to form a country called Malaysia on September 16 ,1963…before that day, Malaysia did not exist,” said Lee.
“We’re not joining Malaysia, but we together formed Malaysia, many people are still now aware of this, and we must get the facts right,” he said.
Also present during the dinner were Mayor Adam Yii and association chairperson Kijan Toynbee.
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