KOTA KINABALU, May 3 (Bernama) — Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri aimeph Pairin Kitingan urged all Sabahans, especially the Kadazan-Dusun and Murut (KDM) communities to give full support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his “1Malaysia” concept.
He said the concept would require the cooperation and involvement of all Malaysians, including the support of minority ethnic groups.
“The two communities play an equally important role as other races in the country to realise the concept and they need to maximise their capacity,” he said at the launching of the Kuala Penyu Harvest Festival in Kampung Bundu, near here, today.
Pairin said the Prime Minister’s unexpected presence at the Klang Valley Harvest Festival celebrations at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) several days ago demonstrated that he cared and was sensitive towards their aspirations.
“Even with his busy schedule, Najib was willing to spend some time to join in the Harvest Festival celebrations. This is a good sign and proof that the two communities are not being neglected,” said Pairin, who is also president of the Sabah Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA).
He said the Harvest Festival was an important event which helped foster closer ties among the people irrespective of religious or political differences.
Source : Bernama