KUCHING, Nov 10: A police report has been lodged against Jemoreng assemblyman for alleging that Pakatan Harapan Sarawak is ‘ulun’ to Malaya and that the said PH representatives are afraid of their bosses, during the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting on Nov 6.
According to Democratic Action Party (DAP) Serian Youth chief Brolin Nicholsion, ‘ulun’ is an extremely degrading word and is also an insult to the Dayak community.
He claimed the remark had hurt and evoked anger among the Dayak community who had voted for a Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate to represent them in the general election.
He pointed out that amongst the 12 seats won by PH in the last general election, 5 out of the 12 seats are Dayak seats and those Dayak were elected by the respective Dayak communities.
“The remark might be nothing to him, but not for the Dayak community as it is a disgraceful term.
“In the longhouse tradition, calling someone as ‘ulun’ will be subject to punishment according to the local longhouse ‘adat’ by the Tuai Rumah. Therefore as a Dayak, I urge the Majlis Adat Istiadat Sarawak to take appropriate action against YB Juanda,” according to Brolin in a press statement today.
He added it is a disgrace as Juanda is a former Mufti for Sarawak and yet he is not sensitive to the Dayak community by making such a remark.
Brolin also suggested that the ‘ulun’ remark be prohibited from use in the august House as it is not an appropriate remark to use during sittings.
He opined that if action is not taken now, the future generation will continue to call others ‘ulun’ and will not respect the Dewan or others in general.
“The Jemoreng assemblyman also must publicly apologise for his remark as he is hurting the Dayak community which voted for PH in the last 14th General Election (GE14).
“Please walk your ‘Sarawak First’ slogan and as a former Mufti please be sensitive to the Dayak community in Sarawak and be careful with what comes out from your mouth,” Brolin urged. — DayakDaily