DBKU staff celebrate end of Gawai-Raya

Sharifah Hasidah initiating a gimmick to symbolically officiate at the Gawai-Raya gathering at DBKU headquarters. Also seen is Abang Abdul Wahap (third left) and DBKU commissioner Datuk Wee Hong Seng (second left).

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by Karen Bong

KUCHING, July 3: Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) staff came together to share the joy of Hari Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri with a gathering today today to mark the end of the festive holiday season.

Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, who officiated at the event, expressed confidence that DBKU personnel will continue to carry out their duties to serve the community well.

“It is our culture to work together as a big family regardless of the differences in race and religion. As such we must safeguard this harmony that binds us together at all cost,” she told the gathering at DBKU headquarters here.

Sharifah Hasidah (fourth left) and Abang Abdul Wahap (third left) together with senior DBKU management and staff gather around the ceremonial ranyai tree for a photo.
Abdul Wahap (standing fifth left) in a group photo with the DBKU Rope War Team after the medals presentation ceremony.

She commended DBKU under the leadership of its mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai for its excellent performance and proper management of the areas under its jurisdiction.

“I know it is not easy specifically in Semariang. But I know the DBKU staff have been very active on the ground to ensure the continuity of programmes and activities to benefit the community,” she said.

“You have done a good job especially in finding a balance between responsibility, politics and meeting the needs of the people.”

Sharifah Hasidah thus urged the community to give their support and cooperation so that projects planned for the northern jurisdiction of Kuching city can be implemented smoothly and effectively for the benefit of the people.

Earlier during the DBKU monthly assembly, Abang Abdul Wahap urged DBKU staff to continue to give strong commitment when carrying out their duties so as to give their best and efficient service to the people.

“I hope all of us will maintain the excellent work momentum from time to time. Cooperation and teamwork in an organisation is very important to celebrate an achievement,” he said.

Abang Abdul Wahap (centre in grey ‘baju melayu’) flanked by Sharifah Hasidah on his left in a group photo with DBKU staff.

The assembly also witnessed the presentation of medals to the DBKU Rope War Team for winning third place in the Tug O’ War sports competition in conjunction with the Sematan Festival 2019.

It also celebrated the retirement of three staff members, the presentation of 25 Years Long Service Awards to eight staff, and the welcoming of nine new employees. — DayakDaily