KUCHING: Dayak Artistes Music Association (Dama) hopes that Balai Ringin assemblyman Snowdan Lawan will be included in the state cabinet as an assistant minister.
According to Dama deputy chairman Brown Sang Lagan, he (Snowdan) has vastly contributed to the Dayak music scene and has managed to catapult the industry to a whole new level since becoming the chairman of the association.
“Besides promoting the Dayak music industry, Snowdan together with PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing are also actively involved in fighting piracy with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism,” Brown told The Borneo Post here yesterday.
He also said on the political front, Snowdan had managed to win three consecutive state elections and retained the Balai Ringin constituency with a majority of 2,039 votes in a four-cornered fight on May 7.
“We in Dama hope that Snowdan can be included in the state cabinet as it will provide him with a better platform to handle the issues faced by the Dayak music industry,” added Brown.
Dama is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which acts as an umbrella body to provide recognition for Dayak entertainers and musicians across the state since 2010.
Besides the music industry, Dama also acts as a platform to safeguard Dayak culture and heritage.
Snowdan is now serving his third term in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) after he was re-elected in the May 7 state election.