Monday, 12 January 2009

Dusun Society Sabah

The Kadazan and Dusun communities ,who are already politically divided, are again heading for split and this time around due to the emergence of a new body called Dusun Society Sabah (DSS). Its formation is being finalised and will be submitting its application to the Registrar of Society for registration.

DSS will be in the company of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA), United Dusun Sabah Association (USDA) and Kadazan Society Sabah (KSS).

KDCA headed by Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan is the oldest, second come USDA led by Datuk Kalakau Untol and two years ago Datuk Marcel Leking formed KSS. The DSS will be headed by Datu Sebastian Datu Penglima Banting.

DSS objectives, among others, are to strive to nurture the Dusun culture, dialect and organise programmes that could bring about progress to the community.

Membership is open to natives of Sabah whose race are defined as Dusun in their Birth Certificates.

The formation of DSS might had been prompted to what Leiking told KSS members during its annual dinner last month. He said it was timely that the community identified themselves as either Dusun or Kadazan.

"There is no such race called Kadazandusun," he said.

The term Kadazandusun-murut gained acceptance during the Pairin-led Parti Bersadu Sabah State Government (1985-1994) when an attempt was made to reconcile the Kadazans and Dusuns for political strength.

The term Kadazan was introduced by Tun Mohd Fuad Stephens (Datuk Donald Stephens) in 1961. He declared that the Dusuns would be called Kadazans.

Now that DSS is open for those whose race are registered as Dusun in the Birth Certificate, this new body could housed majority of the people as even Pairin's race is Dusun in his certificate.


Anonymous said...

lagi banyak lagi bagus bah...aramaiti pun banyak juga

kadazan man said...

now i know why i end some where else. my birth cert said that i am a "kadazan". guess i don't fit into any of those category or so called association. this is absurd.

I am a Kadazan! said...

I doubt very much that the Kadazan and Dusun communities are heading for a split. Any split rightly said in your article is 'Political' only and never the community. So take away politics, the notion of any split does not even arise. It is time to recognise the 'Dusuns', the 'Kadazans', the 'Muruts' and all other natives in their rightful identities much in line with the Native Interpretation Ordinance (Sabah). The 'Teochew Assoc', the 'Hakka Assoc'. the 'Fook Chow Assoc' all exists but all them are chinese by Definitions... No splits there. So on that premises, the Natives of Sabah are not in any split save for our horrible politicians who have been in around all these years ever potraying to be the saviour of the Natives of Sabah. Politicians (or at least the present long expired breed that we unfortunately have) are the very cause of any split for their sheer want of surviving their career and the benefits that comes with the office.
Should we not be more concerned that we allow these politicians to flounder and survive their political career by instigating this imaginary notion that the Kadazan and Dusuns are a split lot!!! I am for the due recognition of any race so that they will have their sense of belonging as long as it is not a politically motivated in nature. Cheers. Kotohuadan

Anonymous said...


Siapakah bekas Menteri yang sibuk nak bertanding untuk jawatan naib presiden Umno, tetapi sedang bercuti di Bahamas sekarang ni?

Pemimpin-pemimpin Umno lain sedang sibuk berkempen untuk Calon Barisan Nasional menjelang pilihanraya kecil Kuala Terengganu Sabtu ini, tetapi bekas Menteri ni sedang bersantai dengan ahli-ahli keluarganya di Kepulauan Bahamas yang memang terkenal sebagai destinasi pelancongan.

Yang lain sibuk berkempen siang-malam, sipolan ini sedang menikmati angin sepoi-sepoi bahasa di tepi pantai. Alangkah bahagianya hidup.

Perwakilan Umno patut menolak pemimpin seperti ini. Sudah banyak sangat kes sipolan ini. Batu dan kayu sahaja yang sipolan ini tak makan, yang lain habis dimentedarah...

Pantun untuk Dato' Seri Najib:

Bercerai sudah bertalak sudah
kasih sayang ditelan waktu
Mencuri sudah, meraba sudah
Takkan nak simpan sipolan begitu.

January 13, 2009 1:43 AM