3/27/2011 at 6:13 PM
Dear Viviena Teng,
Thank you so much for reading my column and for writing to me. Both of us should thank The Sundaypost for making it posible to communicate with one another.
Regarding your queries: the names of the two ladies are Dang Isa and Dang Ajar. They were ladies of rank possibly of Brunei connection. They were taken to Lingga at the time when one Kayan chief called Akam Nipa wanted to marry one of them, by force if necessary. They had settled at Ngemah on the Rejang River, about two hours from Sibu
Are you related to them? May be. Go to Lingga and find out if you have any relatives still alive and to Brunei if you have any living realtives there. Good luck and let me know if you havefound one.
Much obliged. Sidi Munan