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KUCHING, Sept 29: Sarawak Governor Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yesterday received a newly published coffee table book which contained a collection of short stories written by Sarawakians.
Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) in a statement said the coffee table book entitled ‘Your Story, Our Pride – Selected Short Stories of Unity for the People of Sarawak’ was presented to Taib, who is YPS’ chairman during a courtesy call at the latter’s residence in Demak Jaya.
YPS said the courtesy call was led by YPS’ deputy chairman, Datuk Patinggi George Chan Hong Nam.
Also present during the courtesy call were YPS’ chief executive Datu Aloysius J. Dris. and senior manager Edward Minggat Gena.
During the courtesy call, Taib was briefed on the latest development of YPS’ programmes and activities for the year 2021, including the successful implementation of its recently concluded webinars series on Advancing Racial Cohesion and Harmony (ARCH), held from July to September 2021 during the one-hour meeting.
As for the coffee table book, it is a collection of selected 400 out of 1,118 short stories written by the public, mostly Sarawakian, for the Sarawak Pride’s Project.
“The stories provide a glimpse into the warm relationships and bonds that have been formed among Sarawak’s communities.
“The coffee book was conceptualised as a commemoration of the Sarawak Pride’s Project achieving a national record of having the ‘Most Number of Unity Short Stories’ in the Malaysia Book of Records.
“The stories in the book are exemplary and serve as a good reference for future generations to appreciate the beautiful friendship and social harmony of Sarawak’s diverse ethnicities,” said YPS.
Meanwhile, YPS was founded in May 1994 as a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and advance programmes and activities that will preserve, enhance, and strengthen the unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence of the various multi-ethnic communities in Sarawak. — DayakDaily