JOHOR BAHARU, May 12 (Bernama) -- The Information, Communications and
Culture Ministy wants associations of sub-ethnic groups to set up a centre at
the national level to further promote their respective cultures.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said by having a national centre, it
would make it easier for the ministry to channel funding to them and support
“As for all Malay sub-ethnic groups, whether Minang, Javanese, Bugis or
Banjar, we encourage them to form a national centre. We can assist as far as is
possible for the group to build a replica of their traditional houses to
showcase their culture besides helping them preserve their respective cultures,"
he said when launching Johor''s Children of Minang Welfare Association''s second
anniversary celebration here today.
At the function, Rais also announced a RM100,000 allocation for the
construction of the association''s building that is planned to be sited in Johor
Also present was Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamad who contributed RM10,000
for the same purpose.
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In his speech, Rais said associations of sub-ethnic groups were good
platforms for their members to get together and for preserving their cultures.
However, they should also uphold the 1Malaysia concept as espoused by Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, he added.
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