And those who persevere will pass the test and become better businessmen/ businesswomen," said Jerip
at the opening of Dee Terang Buran Karaoke Lounge here.
added that it was necessary for the Bidayuhs
to learn from each other and also from others who had succeeded in their endeavours.
"We also need to learn from others, especially the Foochows on how they persevere until they succeed in their business," he
said, adding that the Foochows were known for their hard work, perseverance, resilience, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit.
pointed out that through the Bidayuh Forum
, all Bidayuh Assemblymen and Parliamentarians made sure that the community was not left behind in the mainstream of development.
"We have identified the strength of the community which is hard work.
But that by itself will not be enough if it lacks perseverance," he
said, adding that the community needed to be guided and provided with proper education to ensure success.
also advised Bidayuh traders at the Satok market and other areas to be more prudent and stick to the products they sold.
"I have noticed that traders will sell one produce on one occasion and another produce on another occasion.
Since there is no consistency in the products they sell, customers will not be able to identify their niche products and this will not help in attracting loyal customers," he
Bengoh State Assemblyman, Dr Jerip Susil and the Ketua Kaum (village headman) of Kampung Skandis Baru, Andrew Aket ak Rais also spoke at the function.
was relieved to note that the number of crime cases in Padawan was still relatively low but worried to see the rise in the overall index in the State, with most of the crime committed by youngsters aged between 16 and 22.
Among those at the dinner were State assemblymen for Tasik Biru and Bengoh
respectively, Peter Nansian Ngusie and Dr Jerip Susil
, Pemanca Lee Boon Jak and community leaders.