The Siak Regent Alfedri handed over the tumpeng pieces to Datuk Wirakusuma Negeri who was also the head of the Barbari River village, this year the title he held was entering its second year.
Alfedri who was present at the event wore a blue Malay shirt and a black Siak woven songket cloth, when he arrived at the venue he was greeted with great fanfare by hundreds of Pusako residents.
On that occasion he conveyed, this good activity needs to be maintained, considering that globalization has made the young generation now forget the traditional customs in their village.
“Through this event, we hope that the Malay customs will be maintained. Many of the current generations do not know the customs and traditions in their regions. I am proud to be here, Duduk baselo discussing how Siak Malay is going to be in the future, ”said Regent Alfedri in his speech.
The Regent stated that Siak The Trully Malay or Siak is the real Malay because Malay countries recognize that Siak Malay is an old Malay and they have learned a lot here.
“We have a vision to develop Siak as the center of Malay civilization in Indonesia. So that later people who are going to study Malay culture must go to Siak, “said Regent Alfdri.
To achieve and maintain it, the struggle is being made to make Siak a World Cultural Heritage City, according to Regent Alfedri, cooperation is needed.
We sit baselo like this is the first step to teach the community that togetherness and continuing to struggle to get it as a true Malay City is not enough just a slogan, but as a reality and it must be maintained.
“We will make this as one of the steps for the revival of the Malay Siak starting from the villages and sub-districts, after what we have today to keep,” said Regent Alfedri.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the LAMR Siak Traditional Density Council (MKA), Wan Said said about the title that was obtained by the village leader Barbari Wira Kesuma Negeri when interpreted as wira means (a brave leader) Kesuma means (favorite).
Wan Said hopes that the leader if he wants it, of course it will be adjusted to their behavior, ethics and the extent to which the community struggles. Don’t be a leader who has asked for that title not long ago.
“I hope that the award can be done after having served for a while. So it will be seen what kind of dedication, not just tabal, but to what extent people love him, “said Wan Said.
Attending the ceremony were the Chairman of the LAMR Siak Density Council (MKA), Wan Said, the Chairman of the daily board of the LAMR Siak Nazir Khatan, the Head of Pusako Sub-District, Babinkantibmas, traditional leaders, community leaders and hundreds of Pusako people.