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KUCHING, March 5: The Sarawak Initiatives (TSI) Leadership Programme comes to an end today after a total of 25 seminars and webinars held since July 22 last year.
TSI deputy chairman Sidi Munan said the lectures, covering a wide range of topics of great interest, were chosen to encourage intellectual discourse and to evoke positive thinking on the part of the participants.
“The tagline ‘Dare to dream for Sarawak’ challenges the participants to think of what is best for Sarawak in terms of education, standard of living, and of the general happiness and prosperity for its people.
“The knowledge and the practice of such topics as the rule of law and good governance will stand the participants in good stead when they face challenges of leadership in politics and government,” he said during the closing ceremony of the programme today.
He further said knowing about the problems faced by the country since its formation and their effects on the lives of the ordinary citizens is a valuable tool for the aspiring leaders in charting the future and fortune of the country which they will eventually inherit.
“Many ideas from the lectures may help them avoid the mistakes made by their elders and to show for themselves exemplary personal integrity when it comes to their turn to manage the resources of their country,” he added.
The programme that ran from July 22 last year, had attracted some 600 participants from all walks of life across the country including neighbouring Singapore.
Following this, Sidi said TSI hopes to incorporate skills as public speaking and the art of advocacy into the next phase of the programme.
“I hope those who have taken part in the first phase of the programme will continue to be with us for the subsequent activities relating to the leadership project,” he emphasised.
The closing lecture for the day was delivered by Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi of UCSI University. — DayakDaily