YPS to organise focus group discussions on unity in Kuching from Oct 12-14

A poster promoting the focus group discussions on unity organised by YPS.

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KUCHING, Oct 5: Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) will organise a series of focus group discussions in Kuching with the objective of eliciting input and opinions on the National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 from diverse groups.

YPS in a press statement today said the focus group discussions will take place on October 12 for participants from Kuching, October 13 for participants from Samarahan, and October 14 for participants from Bau at 10am-12pm (morning session) and 2pm-4pm (afternoon session).

Pullman Hotel Kuching will be the location of the focus group discussions.


Earlier this year, YPS held a series of webinars in July, August, and September as part of the project’s early stages.

In relation to the National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030, YPS has launched a project called “Advancing Racial Cohesion And Harmony (ARCH)”, which aims to evaluate national unity in Sarawak as well as to assess inter-racial harmony among various ethnic groups present here.

It said the series’ goal was to discuss what brings communities together and what divides them, as well as how the people of Sarawak can work together to improve racial cohesion and solidarity.

On the upcoming focus group discussions, it encourages individuals from Kuching, Samarahan, and Bau districts to apply and join.

“To participate, individuals must be at least 18-years-old, Sarawakians, and fully vaccinated.

“Participants will be given incentives as part of their participation in the focus group discussions,” it said.

Those interested in participating in the focus group can apply using the link https://bit.ly/ARCHFGD.

YPS said additional background information will be provided to qualified participants prior to the start of the focus groups.

Meanwhile, YPS, founded in 1994, is a non-profit organisation whose various efforts and endeavours aim to foster unity at all levels of society in Sarawak.

It is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is chaired by the Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. — DayakDaily