Guests from Brunei, Kalimantan for Pesta Kaamatan
Posted on May 26, 2012, Saturday
KOTA KINABALU: Invited guests from neighbouring countries, Brunei Darussalam and South Kalimantan, Indonesia will further enliven this year’s state-level Pesta Kaamatan.
Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, said yesterday that the attendance of foreign guests is a recognition of the annual harvest festival by not only people of this country but also the foreigners.
“About 40 people from Brunei Darussalam and a 50-member delegation from the Dayak Association of South Kalimantan, Indonesia will come and join us for the Pesta Kaamatan,” he said.
Pairin, who also is chairman of the Central Committee for the State-level Pesta Kaamatan 2012, said this during a courtesy call on the Head of State Tun Haji Juhar Mahiruddin at Istana Negeri here.
Pairin briefed the Governor on the one-month long Pesta Kaamatan celebration which kicked off in Kuala Penyu on May 1 and culminates in May 30 and 31 at the KDCA complex along Jalan Penampang.
“Tun Juhar will grace the closing ceremony of the one-month long Pesta Kaamatan 2012 at the KDCA complex on May 31,” Pairin added.
In another unrelated development, Tun Juhar also received a courtesy call from Bangladesh High Commissioner, AKM Atiqur Rahman and his entourage.
Atiqur said the purpose of their visit to Sabah was to further strengthen the bilateral relationships, apart from discussing development issues.