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[ 13-05-2013 ]
‘Successful businesses bode well for Bidayuhs’

CROWNING SUCCESS: Henry (left) and Manyin hold the award won by Putra Sentosa Enterprise.

KUCHING: Successful Bidayuh businessmen can be good examples and role models to other Bidayuhs who wish to be involved in business.

Minister for Infrastructure Development and Communication Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong said success stories can inspire more Bidayuhs to become accomplished entrepreneurs in order for the Bidayuh community to stamp its mark on the business community.

“Success stories are good for others, especially the Bidayuhs, to follow as examples. My advice is for those who have made it in business to share their experiences with others on how they have done it.

“For example, build your house in the village so that the people can see how successful you are and this could be an inspiration for them to follow in your footsteps,” said Manyin at a thanksgiving dinner organised by a successful businessman from Singai in Bau, Henry Harry Jinep who owns Putra Sentosa Group of Companies.

The dinner, themed ‘Malam Gemilang Putra Sentosa 2013’ was held at Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) multipurpose hall on Tuesday night for the group’s staff in conjunction with the group being presented with the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Award (Mciea) by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) on March 28.

At the event, Manyin noted that Putra Sentosa Enterprise has become a business icon to the Bidayuh community.

“This could be a role model to the Bidayuh younger generations in business.”

Meanwhile, Henry in his speech thanked his staff for going through thick and thin with him.

“Without the loyalty of the staff of Putra Sentosa Enterprise, I won’t be where I am today,” he added.

Putra Sentosa Enterprise, established in 2000 as a sole proprietorship company with a Bumiputera status, has been active in the construction industry since 2004.

The company has 16 subsidiaries set up to meet the demands of the construction industry as well as provide job and business opportunities.