Sunday, May 10, 2009
Do not use the term Dayak, says Joseph Entulu.
Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister, Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, is again reviving the call for the government to consider dropping the term "Dayak". Entulu told reporters after witnessing the installation of the new committee members for the Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) Rajang branch on Saturday night, 9-May-2009.
He said the term should be dropped because it conveyed negative connotations like being uncivilised, uncouth and “low class“. He believes it would be more tactful and exact if specific terminologies like Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit and so forth, be used.
Source: The Star Online