Saberkas membership open to all races in Sarawak, says vice-president

Dr Abdul Rahman (back row, fourth left) posing with members of Saberkas Piasau and others at the gathering held this afternoon (June 30, 2019). He is flanked by Dennis on his right and Ting.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 30: Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) is not exclusively for the Bumiputera, as its membership is open to all races in Sarawak.

“Saberkas (membership) is not restricted to only the Bumiputera, but other races like the Chinese can also join us,” clarified Saberkas vice-president Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

The Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity said that the main objectives of Saberkas is to help groom the state’s future leaders.

“Since Saberkas’ formation back in 1973, the Chinese have taken crucial roles together with Bumiputera in shaping and grooming youths (for leadership),” he said.

Speaking at the Majlis Ramah Tamah Hari Raya 2019 Saberkas Piasau branch-cum-sports carnival (Kasus) prize presentation event today, Dr Abdul Rahman added, it is Saberkas’ hope that the younger generation of Sarawak be able to inherit the leadership culture of the state.

The Kasus for Saberkas Piasau branch was held on Saturday and featured badminton, netball and futsall tournaments.

To date, Saberkas has 130,000 members.

Also present were Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting who is also Piasau Saberkas chairman-cum-Saberkas vice-president, Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, political secretaries to the Chief Minister Julani Mokthar and Sharkawi Suhaili, Miri Resident Mastapha Julaihi and Miri District officer Abdul Aziz Mohamad Yusuf.

Dr Abdul Rahman also praised Piasau Saberkas and Senadin branches for their active participations in organising events in their respective areas. — DayakDaily