Kuching journos aim to conquer Mt Kinabalu next year

Abang Johari (fifth from right) during a photo op with KDJA members participating in the Mount Kinabalu expedition, led by KDJA chairwoman Jacqueline (second from left).

By Nigel Edgar

KUCHING, Dec 13: Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) members will mount an expedition to conquer the country’s highest peak — Mount Kinabalu.

KDJA chairwoman Jacqueline David said 15 members would be participating in the ‘Kuching Media Mount Kinabalu Climbing Expedition 2019’, which is slated for July next year.

She said participating members would have seven months to physically and mentally prepare for the expedition by doing mini expeditions climbing Mount Santubong, Mount Serapi and Mount Singai.

Jacqueline (third from left) explaining to Abang Johari (right) on their Mount Kinabalu expedition.

“Apart from the expedition, KDJA would also have get-together programmes with media practitioners associations in Sabah to strengthen relationship and network with them,” she said during a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building this afternoon.

The expedition is supported by the state government with the purpose of giving awareness to Sarawak media practitioners not just on extreme sports and outdoor activities but also on health despite having very little time to themselves while working.

The ‘Kuching Media Mount Kinabalu Climbing Expedition 2019’ is jointly chaired by members Adib Othman (TV3) and Jeeridyne Chan (Sin Chew Daily). — DayakDaily