In 2003, the PDKT board asked the Dayak to vote for a specific pair of candidates--Suwarna and Ngayoh--in the provincial governor and vice-governor elections.
The meeting encountered problems similar to those which Schiller observed at the 1999 PDKT meeting.
Board members of the PDKT had cautioned against joining the DADK since the organization could destabilize Dayak-government relations.
Whereas the PDKT largely refrained from references to Dayak as "family" or "relatives" and limited itself to speaking of "the Dayak" without explaining whom they meant by this, the DADK restyled kinship-symbolism to fit the Dayak imagery.
Both the DADK and the PDKT aspire to the role of intermediaries capable of bringing Dayak grievances to the attention of powerful officials before actual unrest takes place.