`Unity short stories’ organisers in Miri to solicit more entries

Ose (seated fourth left) and Wong (to his left) posing for a group photo with representatives of various associations in Miri after the briefing session.
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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, May 3: Organisers of `Sarawak’s Pride — Most Number of Unity Short Stories’ project called on over 30 representatives from 12 ethnic associations, religious groups and the mass media here to help solicit unity stories from their respective communities and the general public.

Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) member Datu Ose Murang and Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) head (Conference Division) Rosalind Wong gave the briefings at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Miri, yesterday.

As Kuching will be celebrating its 31st anniversary as a city and 4th year since being accorded the `City of Unity’ title, the aim of the project is to collect short stories on unity from all walks of life in Sarawak and then share them with the public to create greater awareness on the importance of unity and how it can be enhanced.

The project is also a record attempt to gather the most number of unity short stories from Sarawak for the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).

Although MBR had given the criterion that 1,000 short stories would be required to create the record, Ose said the main aim of the project was sharing stories of unity that showcases pride as Sarawakians.

Each story’s length can be from 50 to 200 words, and the deadline for submission is June 15.

Wong said the selected stories would be showcased at a walk-in maze that would be set up at Kuching Waterfront on Aug 1 in conjunction with Kuching City Day. It is scheduled to be officiated at by the Governor, who is also YPS chairman. The stories would later be brought to Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri.

For those interested to submit their short stories, they may do so via e-mail to sarawakpride@gmail.com, by filling an online form at YPS’s website www.yps.org.my, or by sending a submission to SDI WhatsApp number at 013-6718063.

For more information or for promotional assistance, call the organisers at 082-415484 and follow updates on this project via social media (Facebook and Instagram) with the #sarawakpride hashtag. — DayakDaily