SUPP Bukit Assek appoints six branch chiefs to better serve Kpg Sentosa’s Dayak community

Chieng (second left) presenting a certificate of appointment to a branch chief at the SUPP Bukit Assek pre-Gawai Dayak celebration on May 20, 2023.

By William Isau

SIBU, May 21: To serve the Dayak community in Kampung Sentosa, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Bukit Assek has appointed six branch chiefs.

Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng said with this, he hopes to enhance his service delivery to the residents in the area.

“As Kampung Sentosa—both Phase 1 and 2—consists of individual houses, it was deemed more systematic to have a designated leader who can serve as a link between the government and the people.

“But for Sentosa itself, as I explained earlier, because they are individual housing, it would be easier for me to have the branch chief,” he said at the SUPP Bukit Assek pre-Gawai Dayak celebration yesterday (May 20).

The role of these branch chiefs, Chieng explained, would be similar to those of ‘tuai rumah’ (longhouse chief).

“That way, it would be easier for me to communicate with the Iban communities in Sentosa.

“They will be attached to our SUPP Bukit Assek branch. So, people who have problems in Sentosa can look for these branch chiefs. They will be able to give feedback to me right away,” he said.

SUPP Bukit Assek branch chairman Datuk Chieng Buong Toon and treasurer Councillor Raymond Tiong were also present during the programme. — DayakDaily