KUCHING: Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) and Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) through the Sarawak Pride Project have succeeded in achieving the record of ‘Most Number of ‘Unity’ Short Stories’ in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).

According to SDI in a press conference, the record attempt was officially approved on July 28 this year, with total number of 1,118 short story submissions.

In view of that, an award ceremony to commemorate the achievement would be held on Sept 10, 2020 at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.

Head of State, Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud who is also the YPS chairman is expected to grace the ceremony and to receive the award from MBR.

The ceremony will be live streamed on Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak’s (Ukas) Facebook page and YPS Facebook page for the public’s viewing. The organisers also invite all authors of the unity stories who have contributed to the success of this project to tune in to the live streaming.

Another highlight of the ceremony is the prize presentations for top stories selected in the second phase of the project.   

The Sarawak’s Pride Project began in Feb 2019 with the objective of collecting short stories on unity from members of the public, with a total of 450 of these stories displayed in a maze launched at Kuching Waterfront in August 2019. The display was later brought to different parts of Sarawak such as Sarikei, Sibu and Miri.  

Further updates on the project will be available on the event pages on Facebook and Instagram (#swkpride).

The organisers may be contacted via WhatsApp at 013-6718063 or phone call at 082-415 484.