Sarawakians should emulate Iban warrior Rentap in maintaining unity, says Wan Junaidi


KUCHING: Sarawakians should emulate the fighting spirit of the Iban warrior Rentap in maintaining unity, says Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He called on the people to be inspired by Rentap's battle cry of "Agi idup agi ngelaban" (As long I live, I'll fight).

"This reflects our strength and determination in upholding unity and achieving success towards becoming a developed state by 2030," he said in his Gawai message on Friday (May 31).

Wan Junaidi said Sarawak's unity in diversity could be seen during the Gawai celebration when everyone celebrated together regardless of race and religion.

He said it was common practice for Sarawakians to visit one another during festive seasons.

"I'm confident the younger generation will continue this tradition and pass it on to future generations," he said.

The Governor also called on Sarawakians to be bold in exploring new opportunities and not be afraid of failure.

"If you fail, try again. Identify your weaknesses instead of blaming others for your shortcomings.

"Blaming others will lead to disunity and division, bringing harm to the nation.

"Let us instead show that we have the knowledge and skills to bring advancements to our families, society and nation," he said.

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