Happy Kaamatan and Gawai Festival

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Malaysia celebrates two festivals simultaneously this week: the Kaamatan (Harvest) and Gawai Festival. The two festivals are celebrated by our brothers and sisters in Sabah and Sarawak, especially amongst the Kadazan Dusun, Iban and Bidayuh communities.

I am very thankful that in this country we are able to celebrate various festivals in harmony, despite the fact that the rakyat consists of a variety of different races and religious beliefs. This spirit of unity has earned the admiration of the international community.

In conjunction with this special week, I would like to give my guarantee that every citizen, regardless of race or religious beliefs, will not be marginalised from the mainstream of development. As I have said before, I am determined to be a Prime Minister who represents all rakyat regardless of their skin colour, religious beliefs or political affiliation.

I would like to wish Happy Kaamatan and Gawai Festival to everyone celebrating them. Let us pray for continuous peace and prosperity in our country.

Selamat Menyambut Pesta Kaamatan dan Hari Gawai |

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