Wednesday, July 24

Birumuh festival marks elevation of Serian to division

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SERIAN: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem today announced Serian as the newest administrative division in Sarawak.

He made the announcement at the Pesta Birumuh 2015 held at Serian Mini Stadium, which was met with rapturous applause and cheers by the audience who had anticipated the good news.

He said Serian’s elevation into the 12th division is well deserved by the people of Serian particularly the Bidayuhs who make up the majority.

“The date 11th April 2015 is a historic day for Serian because it will be a division.

“From this day onwards, Serian district, Tebedu district and Siburan sub district will constitute this new division.

“Serian will be the first Bidayuh majority division. You deserve it,” he said.

Earlier, Tebedu assemblyman Dato Sri Michael Manyin and Serian MP Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem had indicated about the Serian people’s eagerness to hear the good news.

Manyin also announced RM2 million to the Dayak Bidayuh National Association to commemorate the historic day.

 

Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem (4th left) and others enjoying the procession of 36 contingents at the Birumuh Festival held at Serian today.