PM sends Gawai, Kaa­matan wishes

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak yes­ter­day called on all Malaysians to cel­e­brate the Kaa­matan and Gawai fes­ti­vals and ap­pre­ci­ate the con­tri­bu­tions of ev­ery eth­nic group in the coun­try.

The prime min­is­ter, in a video mes­sage up­loaded on his Twit­ter and Face­book sites, said farm­ers worked hard to pro­duce crops to ben­e­fit the peo­ple in Malaysia.

Kaa­matan, or Har­vest Fes­ti­val, is cel­e­brated on May 30 by the Kadazan­dusun com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate a good har­vest to­gether with the other races in Sabah.

Gawai is cel­e­brated by the Dayak com­mu­nity, com­pris­ing the Iban, Bi­dayuh and Kenyah tribes, to sym­bol­ise the end of the har­vest sea­son on June 1 and 2 each year.

“There­fore, on Gawai and Kaa­matan I would like to in­vite all of us to cel­e­brate these two fes­ti­vals as they sym­bol­ise the con­tri­bu­tions of each and ev­ery eth­nic group in the coun­try, which we must ap­pre­ci­ate to­gether.

“Happy Gawai and Kaa­matan fes­ti­vals, Ko­to­bian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaa­matan Gayu Guru Gerai Nya­mai,” he said in the one-minute video. Ber­nama

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