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Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak Initiative

The idea to set up the chair came from the 10th Chairman of Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak (SIDS), Y.Bhg. Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, and her newly-elected committee members for the 2017-2019 term. The setting up of the chair was proposed to achieve a number of goals, namely: (1) to honor long-time and 9th Chairman of SIDS, Tan Sri Dato Sri Empiang Jabu who has contributed to the non-governmental organization in term of her leadership and also her numerous contributions to public life, e.g. as Women leader of PBB, first Dayak Woman Senator and various roles in other organizations; (2) to, in the words of the 10th SIDS Chairman “… empower Dayak women and bring them to the next level of participation in state and national governance…”; (3) to collaborate and network with universities and agencies to achieve the above objectives.

On 29 August 2018 during the courtesy call upon YAB Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg by the newly-elected committee members of SIDS led by its 10th Chairman, Y.Bhg. Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, the idea of setting up the chair was put forward to the Chief Minister who was very receptive. That led to a suggestion that SIDS should seek out UPM’s help in how to go about setting up the chair, and that the former wanted to see details concerning the proposed chair, especially the expected outcomes.


Universiti Putra Malaysia - Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak: First Contact

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) hosted an initial visit from SIDS Chairman on 7 September 2018. The meeting was attended by UPM representatives as follows:

  • Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Saripan, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) representing the Vice Chancellor.
  • Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim, Dean, Faculty of Human Ecology.
  • Y.Brs. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslinda Abdullah, Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), Faculty of Human Ecology.
  • Y.Bhg. Prof Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan, Department of Government & Civilization Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology.

The meeting was attended by representatives from the Faculty of Human Ecology that was tasked with the mission to assist SIDS in materialising the chair and to be the anchor faculty when the chair comes through and hosted at UPM.

UPM and the Faculty was informed in early 2019, that YAB Chief Minister and Sarawak Government had agreed in principle to fund the chair. As a result, a second meeting between UPM and SIDS was held on 10 May 2019. The second meeting was to sort out administrative matters before the official launching of the chair.

The following attended the second meeting between UPM-SIDS:

Universiti Putra Malaysia:

  • Y.Bhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, FASc, Vice Chancellor.
  • Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim, Dean, Faculty of Human Ecology.
  • Y.Bhg. Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan, Department of Government & Civilization Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology.

Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak:

  • Y.Bhg. Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, Chairman, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak/ Cum Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Utilities, Sarawak.
  • Y.Brs. Mrs. Margaret Bedus Philips, Deputy Chairman, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak.
  • Y.Brs. Mrs. Cynthia Zehnder, Vice Chairman, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak.
  • Y.Brs. Mrs. Susana Koh, Secretary, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak.
  • Y.Brs. Ms. Cherry Linda Keripin, Assistant Treasurer, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak.

 

First Meeting between UPM and SIDS
7 September 2018




Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Saripan, C.Eng, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), UPM (Center). L-R: Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan, Faculty of Human Ecology; Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling, Chairman, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak/Cum Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Utilities, Sarawak; Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim, Dean, Faculty of Human Ecology; & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslinda Abdullah, Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), Faculty of Human Ecology.

 

 
SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling receiving a memento from Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Saripan, C.Eng, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), UPM witnessed by from left to right: Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan, Faculty of Human Ecology; Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim, Dean, Faculty of Human Ecology; & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslinda Abdullah, Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation), Faculty of Human Ecology.

 

 

Second Meeting UPM-SIDS
10 May 2019
Conference Room, Chancellery Putra, UPM




SIDS delegation led by its Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling (sitting, and accompanied by Vice Chairman Cynthia Zehnder, Secretary Susana Koh, Assist. Treasurer Cherry Keripin and Dep Chairman Margaret Bedus Philips) signing the guest book prior to the meeting with Vice Chancellor Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, FASc. UPM Chancellery.

 

 

 
UPM-SIDS Meeting: L-R: UPM Vice Chancellor Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, FASc.; SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling; and SIDS Dep Chairman Margaret Bedus Philips.

 

 

 

SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling receiving on behalf of her delegation a memento from UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini Ideris FASc.

 

 


One for the album (L-R): Human Ecology Dean Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim; SIDS Vice Chairman Cynthia Zehnder; SIDS Secretary Susana Koh; UPM VC Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris FASc; SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling; SIDS Dep Chairman Margaret Bedus Philips; SIDS Assist. Treasurer Cherry Keripin; Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan (Faculty of Human Ecology)

 

 

VISIT TO THE
FACULTY OF HUMAN ECOLOGY
10 May 2019

 

SIDS delegation’s visit to the Faculty of Human Ecology. Briefing by Dean Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim (right). Dep. Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Fazli Sabri (back to camera).

 

 

 

SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling receiving on behalf of her delegation a memento from Human Ecology Dean Prof Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim. L-R: SIDS Assist. Treasurer Cherry Keripin; SIDS Secretary Susana Koh; SIDS Vice Chairman Cynthia Zehnder; SIDS Dep Chairman Margaret Bedus Philips; Dep Dean Assoc Prof. Dr. Mohamad Fazli Sabri; Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan; Heads of Departments, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syuhaily Osman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adlina Ab. Halim; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rahimah Ibrahim.

 

 


One for the Album: L-R: Sr. Asst. Registrar Johar Md Lajis; Dept Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Syuhaily Osman; Chief Asst. Registrar Nasrudin Yahya; SIDS Assist. Treasurer Cherry Keripin; SIDS Secretary Susana Koh; Dep Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Fazli Sabri; SIDS Chairman, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling; Dean Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hariza Hashim; Prof. Dr. Jayum Anak Jawan; SIDS Dep Chairman Margaret Bedus Philips; SIDS Vice Chairman Cynthia Zehnder; Dep Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumaya Johari; Dept Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rahimah Ibrahim; Dept Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adlina Ab. Halim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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