Sunday, February 23

Kaul festival a showcase of Melanau’s rich culture, arts and heritage – Aidan

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MUKAH: The Mukah Kaul Festival is an iconic event that’s not only for the Melanau community but also visitors from outside Mukah.

Federation of Sarawak Melanau Association (PPMS) deputy president Datuk Aidan Wing, who stated this, also said the annual festival, now in its 13th edition, showcases the rich culture, arts and heritage of the Melanaus.

“In conjunction with Sarawak’s 50 years of independence in Malaysia, this year’s event also focuses on the vast transformation of Mukah for the past 50 years from all aspects,” he said at the launching of the Mukah Kaul Festival official logo and Mukah Kaul Festival 2014 football competition yesterday.

The football competition was launched by Igan member of parliament Datuk Abdul Wahab Dolah, who is also the sponsor of the championship.

Aidan also expressed his hope of seeing more basic infrastructure projects in Mukah.

“With the new airport coming up, Mukah wiil soon receive more visitors not only from throughout the state or country but from other countries as well,” he said.

Meanwhile, Balingian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo said the football competition involving eight districts and sub-districts in Mukah division was a new addition to the festival.

He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the people who voted for him during the just concluded by-election.