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Unifying Tindal, Tobilang grads
Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kota Belud: The Kota Belud Dusun Tindal and Tobilung Graduates Association (Gratto) is set to unify graduates from both communities to improve the education quality of the said ethnic groups.

Its president Kassim Buliwan said the association also aims to create more awareness on the importance of economic enhancement in the community.

"We will also cooperate with the government or any agency for mutual benefit and will identify public amenities that should be provided, especially in areas resided by the Dusun Tindal and Dusun Tobilung in the district and the State.

"We will also provide exposure for youths on the characteristics of future leaders and help to preserve the cultural values of the Dusun Tindal and Dusun Tobilung as well as maintain the mutual understanding between both ethnic groups," he said after presenting the association's profile to Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Tun Said Keruak, recently. Kassim said, among the paper works presented to Salleh was the proposal for the rural economic development for Kota Belud.

According to him, Salleh welcomed the involvement of all associations in the country's progress and hoped Gratto will help to deliver information about the government at the grassroots level.

Meanwhile, Kassim said all Dusun Tindal and Dusun Tobilung graduates in or out of the country are welcomed to join Gratto. The association was registered with the Registrar of Societies on Nov 28 last year.

For more information, contact Kassim or Gratto Secretary Shanisah Benua at 019-5380363.

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