The gift of a MyKad comes as early Christmas present for Niyek Bawang

Dennis (left) handing over Mykad to Niyek.

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By Jaythaleela K

LONG BEDIAN, Dec 9: A 47-year-old Penan man from Long Meraan Longhouse Sungai Magoh, finally obtained his MyKad after years of waiting.

Niyek Baweng had tried many times to apply for his MyKad, but was failed.

One day, when he heard, that Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau is going to be in Long Latei for a function, he immediately rushed there, hoping to seek his assistance.

“I almost gave up but with the encouragement from my wife and thinking of the need for me to have MyKad for the sake of my children’s future, I’ve made the effort to be at the programme held at Long Latei, whereby Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau was scheduled to be there as the guest-of-honour,” he said.

While there (Long Latei), Niyek was able to meet up and speak about his predicament to Dennis.

About a year, after he sought Dennis’s help on the issues, Niyek finally obtained his Mykad, thanks to Dennis’s help who put the matter into bed.

On Tuesday (Dec 9), while at a coffee shop in Long Bedian, Dennis and his entourage were approached by Niyek and his wife, who conveyed their thank you and appreciation for Dennis’s assistance.

Meanwhile, Dennis when met later disclosed, that Niyek’s application was the results of a programme requested held under the National Registration Department (JPN)’s Special Mobile Unit (UKB) that meant to help the rural communities register for their citizenship within Telang Usan constituency.

Fully aware of the crucial role of the JPN’s Special Mobile Unit (UKB) to the rural folks, Dennis is urging the federal government under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) to reinstate the UKB as it had proven to be the best way to reach out and help the underprivileged and poor citizen from the rural communities from going to the nearest jpn office that needed money for “tambang” and food located in town or cities.

“I believe there are still pockets of very rural people in Ulu Baram may still need the help,” he added. -DayakDaily