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Ex-headmaster Menjang appointed penghulu
Tarikh : 12 Jun 2022  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post

Ex-headmaster Menjang appointed penghulu

  • The Borneo Post
  • 12 Jun 2022

SRI AMAN: Menjang Niah the former headmaster of SK Selepong and ex-councillor has been appointed as penghulu.

Menjang, 67, is also former technology officer with the state Education Department.

Among those witnessing Menjang’s thanksgiving ceremony held at his longhouse – Rumah Maureen – Kara Atas in Lachau near here Friday afternoon was Bukit Begunan assemblyman Datuk Mong Dagang who is also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice president.

Mong said Pantu had to have a community leader with the rank of penghulu because it is now a district.

Pantu was elevated from sub-district to district last December, and was declared as such by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at a special function here on Dec 14, 2021.

“Pantu needs a penghulu because it has been elevated to a district with Langgong Wasam as its first district officer,” said Mong.

“Like elected representatives, penghulus are also persons whom the people look up to. Their respective wives and children must also take good care of their public image so as not to bring down the reputation of the YBs and community leaders like penghulus,” he said.

In his welcoming speech, Menjang thanked the state government and PRS leadership for having the trust in him to serve as a penghulu.

The thanksgiving ceremony was also held in conjunction with the longhouse’s Gawai Dayak celebration.

It was also the 44th wedding anniversary of Menjang and wife Ranti Awell.

Five longhouse chiefs in the area also received their appointment letters.

Mong, meanwhile, urged people in his constituency to apply for fund to finance the building of roads to their farm and orchards as soon as possible because there is such a fund for it.

Apart from Langgong, others present at the function included Sri Aman Municipal Council secretary Tay Guan Hing and Mong’s special officer Whelton Lumpoi.