Get rid of crab syndrome to be successful, says Dennis

Dennis (centre) presenting certificates of appreciation to Romina Deng, representing the volunteers with Elizabeth Deng standing (3rd left).

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 29: The Kayan community has been told to get rid of the crab syndrome in order to be successful and prosperous in the future.

In making this reminder, Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said everyone in the community should help one another and not undermine each other.

“Its like the crabs when they are trapped in a basket, they tend to be pulling others that try to get out and this mentality should be discarded within our community,” he stressed.

Dennis was speaking at the opening of the Doh Kayan (Kayan Women’s Association) Telang Usan or DKTU second triennial general meeting here today.


At the TGM, Dennis also pledged allocation worth RM20,000 to DKTU and presented certificates of appreciation to its members who have volunteered sewing 2,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontliners statewide in their fight against Covid-19.

He later performed a soft launching of DKTU’s EcoMart, a shop selling local products produced by Kayan women in this region, including food products.

The shop is located within the Miri Times Square.

Also present at the event were political secretary to the Chief Minister, Charles Balan Seling and DKTU chairlady Temenggong Elizabeth Deng.-DayakDaily