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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Kg Sungai Tiram Sandakan To Become Tidung Tradition Village

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SANDAKAN, Jan 2(Bernama) -- The Tidung Welfare and Social Culture Organization of Sabah (Pertisa) is planning to make Kampung Sungai Tiram here as its traditional village in the state.

Its secretary-general Saapilin Yassin said at the moment the focus was to improve the infrastructure in the village including having an organised housing area.

These included setting up a multi-purpose hall, cultural center, police station, primary school and a MARA Activity Center.

"We want when we mention of Kampung Tiram, everyone will know it is a village of the Tidung tribe just like those of other ethnic group in Sabah such as river people of Bukit Garam, Kinabatangan and Sea Bajau people in Semporna," he told Bernama here.

He said the plan was one of the objectives of setting up Pertisa, which was registered on August 28 last year and is currently led by its president Datuk Juslie Ajirol, who is also Libaran Member of Parliament.

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