Courtesy Visits

Courtesy visit to Chief Minister of Sarawak, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg
20 August 2019

Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) made a courtesy call on the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg at Wisma Bapa Malaysia last Tuesday.

The 14-member delegation was led by its President, Gary Ningkan, Deputy-President, Dr. Jawing Chunggat and fellow Executive Cpmmittee (ExCo) members.

During the session, our YAB CM was introduced to the new members of the Association’s ExCo as well as briefed on its past and upcoming programs, strategic goals/directions and future ambitions. It was stressed by the President that SDGA will be very much focused on its main agenda which is the education and employment of dayak folks especially in rural areas.

YAB CM was also impressed with SDGA’s future direction whereby emphasis is put on creating awareness, educating and exposing the younger generation to new digital technology and knowledge to prepare us for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). Not only is this in-line with the State Government’s ambition to spearhead Sarawak & her people into Digital Economy and IR4.0 but also appears to be a growing global trend that we cannot afford to ignore and get left behind on, especially our brothers and sisters in rural Sarawak.

Last but not least, YAB CM has pledged to assist SDGA financially and also to provide the Association with its own building which will make SDGA better-equipped to hold future events, training programs and seminars, not only for its members but for all fellow Sarawakians.

We would like to thank YAB CM for giving us his time and the opportunity to meet and talk with him. We very much look forward to working together with the State Government in improving and developing education and tackling issues regarding employability of our graduates. Once again, thank you YAB CM.

 

Courtesy visit to YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip, Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman)
16 May 2019

SDGA made a courtesy visit to the Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman), YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip at his office yesterday morning.

The delegation was led by SDGA President, Mr Gary Ningkan and consisted of Deputy-President, Dr. Jawing Chunggat, Vice Presidents, DR. Florianna Lendai and Mr. Haider Kowel Bete as well as other fellow ExCo Members. Also present during the briefing were all the officers from the Integrity & Ombudsman Unit.

Purpose of the visit was to introduce SDGA’s new exco to YB Datuk and to brief him on the Association’s new directions and future program/activities. The visit also presented the opportunity for both SDGA and the Intergrity & Ombudsman Unit to discuss on how they can work together in future.

One of the main topics touched on during the visit was on issues pertaining to the employability of fresh graduates and the employment process of the civil service particularly on the publicservice committee and pre-requisites for entry level positions and promotions.

The session ended with the YB Datuk giving words of encouragement to SDGA and pledging his support to the Association’s cause be it through engagement programmes or financial assistance.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip and everyone at the Integrity and Ombudsman Unit for making time out of their busy schedule to meet up with SDGA. We look forward to working together in future.

 

Courtesy visit to YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar DR. James Jemut Masing, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak & Minister of Infrastructure, Development and Transportation
16 May 2019

YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar DR. James Jemut Masing, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak & Minister of Infrastructure, Development and Transportation, received a courtesy call from the Executive Committee members of Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) at his office in Bangunan Baitulmakmur yesterday morning.

Led by its President, Mr Gary Ningkan, the main purpose of the visit was to introduce the new ExCo members to YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar as well as to brief him on the new direction and future programs the Association plans to undertake.

A wide range of issues were also discussed with the main focus put on the employability of dayak graduates and also promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education especially in rural schools.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar DR. James for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet the delegation from SDGA and also for pledging financial support to the Association for its future programs and events.

 

Courtesy visit to YB Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Assistant Minister for Native Land Development
14 May 2019

SDGA led by its President, Mr Gary Ningkan, made a courtesy call on the Assistant Minister for Native Land Development, YB Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn at his office here in Bangunan Baitulmakmur this morning. YB Datuk has been an SDGA member since 2002 and is very supportive of the Association.

One of the main talking points during the visit was to explore the opportunities for the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land & Regional Development (MANRED) and SDGA to work together through various intiatives to attract young Dayak graduates to be more active in modern farming and agropreneurship.

We would like to thank YB Datuk for giving his time and support to SDGA. We look forward to working closely with MANRED to organise programs and events in the near future.

 

Courtesy visit to YB Dato DR. Penguang Manggil, Sarawak’s Assistant Minister for Local Government and Housing
9 May 2019

SDGA paid a courtesy call on the Sarawak’s Assistant Minister for Local Government and Housing, YB Dato DR. Penguang Manggil at Bangunan Baitulmakmur here in Petra Jaya on Thursday.

The delegation led by its President, Mr Gary Ningkan included Deputy-President, Dr. Jawing Chunggat and other ExCo members.

The visit provided the opportunity for both SDGA and YB Dato DR to discuss various issues of mutual interest especially matters related to education, youth empowerment and community development. The group also touched on the importance of NGOs in social media amongst other things.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank YB Dato DR Penguang Manggil for making time out of his busy schedule to meet with the delegates from SDGA. We look forward to working with your Ministry for our future programs.

 

Courtesy visit to YB Dato Sri Stephen Rundi Utom, Minister of Utilities Sarawak
8 May 2019

Yesterday, SDGA made a courtesy call on YB Dato Sri Stephen Rundi Utom, Minister of Utilities Sarawak at the Dewan Undangan Negeri.

The group was led by its President, Mr Gary Ningakan and consisted of its Deputy-President, Dr. Jawing Chunggat and fellow ExCo members.

During the visit, the President briefed YB Dato Sri on the Association’s strategic derections, upcoming programs and events as well exchanged ideas on how YB Dato Sri’s Ministry and SDGA can work together in further developing education in the Dayak community and helping Datak graduates.

We would like to thank YB Dato Sri for giving SDGA this opportunity and for his kindness in pledging financial assistance to the Association for its future programs and events.