When I was in SMK Padawan in 1994 to 1997 I made friend with them. The best about Kiding people is that they are very hardworking and intelligent. In fact, a lot of them achieved flying color in public examination. Some of them are now working professionals, teachers, bankers, engineers, architect and scholars. I used to mingle with them as they are very different in term of character and behavior. They are not rude and very kind.
Kampung Kiding has a very powerful man. He used to be very powerful but now he is a “Legend”. William Tanyuh was made as Bengoh’s MP in 1990s. I could not remember the exact term as I was still a young boy at that time. Since that time, Kiding is still undeveloped even though William Tanyuh is the MP and he comes from that Kampung? Why? SUPP must have something better to say on this issue. After William, then came Mr. Khoon Seng, where nothing much to see at that time. The villagers still enjoy the 2 legs drive up to the mountain. Student walked on foot to boarding school and mothers and child have to walk for 3 to 4 hours in the jungle to get to Klinik Padawan. Wow, we voted for change and yet the change has never come even never came across our dream.
Rhythm of The Lost TribeWhy William neglect Kiding andf Padawan? I also have nothing to say as he is with SUPP and therefore, SUPP is always a bowl of soup without any piece of bone, meat or even salt. Just a plain soup. During his campaign, William during that time, Tanyuh always telling the villagers that government is bankrupt and therefore, there is hard to get road to Kiding, Sapit, Sadir and Semuti. SUPP must be crazy indeed. Tapah and Siburan is a Chinese area under SUPP and these two are developing well. What came in my mind is that SUPP put us in struggle and at the same time trade will only happened in Tapah and Siburan. If you were in 1990’s, you will see people from Padawan trading at Tapah. I used to sell black pepper to a fat “taukeh” and after minus the fare I get less money to buy stationeries.
Now, if you go to Padawan, Sapit, Kiding and Simuti, there is nothing much different. The only different is that Padawan is spit into two. Bengoh and Tarat are the two bandit in the kampung and both are taken care by three stooges, Dawos, Sagah and Jerip. The three Bidayuhs that never feel as Bidayuh or I am just talking rubbish here. And now we are going to lost 4 villages to make way for Bengoh Dam Project. The new identity will be given to them and it is called “The Razak Clan” by Manyin. Good the be a lost tribe again.
Indeed, politics is nothing much to the Bidayuh actually. As long as there is government and political party the whole world will be in a good shape and therefore, there is nothing to worry about. The Bidayuh must follow the government order including burning their house for plantation and stupid projects. Yes, Bidayuh must obey and agree because their MP said so. They have never learned from their mistake and yet repeat the same mistake over and over. They have their so called “Independent” organization but still begging from Razak and never get support form the members. Corrupters stay with the corrupters and there is no place to get back to the origin place.
We will still carry the burden under government policy one Malaysia one Identity by Razak. Although we are the land owner, we never get the land because government is greater than the people. Yes the people are stupid and the government is brilliant. Next time, let us vote for brilliant government so that we will remain stupid, isolated and always be the lost tribe.