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


Anonymous said...

Joseph Entulu is Taib's barking dog.

Eli Wong said...

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Frankly I would rather prefer that the term “Dayaks” be dropped rather than seeing the Dayaks being converted. Why? There appears to be attempt by certain quarters to introduce PAS doctrine/ideology among the Dayaks community. Associating ourselves with PAS or its Dewan Pemuda Pas, Sarawak means that we support and endorse the Hudud Law and Islamic State concept. I am inclined to think that Entulu came hard just to remind us of the danger of courting PAS. Perhaps he saw the threat is real and coming

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