Foundation urges Sarawakians uphold ‘Segulai Sejalai’ as heartbeat of State’s unity, strength

Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

KUCHING, Jan 1: Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) calls upon all Sarawakians to persist in fostering a shared understanding and genuine respect for one another, transcending diversity and differences to reflect the true local saying of ‘Segulai Sejalai’ (together in unity in Iban language) that has been proudly embraced as a unity slogan in Malaysia.

YPS chairman Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud hopes the New Year will bring Sarawakians closer together.

Emphasising the importance of acknowledging respective roles and sincerely respecting each other’s backgrounds, cultures, and religious differences, he believes this will continue to nurture common understanding and serve as a formidable binding force among fellow Sarawakians.

“We at Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak are proud to be in the forefront in upholding and nurturing the strong spirit of unity despite the diversity and differences that we shared. ‘There cannot exist a strong Sarawak unless all races bring Sarawak together’ was a statement I made in 1989, and now we adopted as our corporate slogan at Yayasan Perpaduan.

“With this timely remark, we hope all of us will continue to nurture together as we face the challenges of building and developing Sarawak,” he said in his New Year message today.

Looking forward to working with all sectors of society to foster the spirit of unity, respect and mutual understanding among Sarawakians, YPS pledged continuous support for every effort and engaging its audience in activities that contribute to sustaining unity, harmony, and peace in Sarawak.

YPS highlighted that its ‘Your Story, Our Pride’ book, a collection of 400 selected short stories about unity written by Sarawakians, is available for purchase at the Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak’s office.

“Once again, on behalf of all of us at Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak, we wish all Sarawakians, and also new readers of this memorable publication, a Happy New Year 2024!” — DayakDaily