RANAU, May 12 (Bernama) -- Sabah''s tourism industry has achieved rapid
growth and is a major contributor to the state''s economy, Chief Minister Datuk
Seri Musa Aman said today.
He said Sabah boasted world-class natural beauty and world heritage sites
which had made the state a popular destination for tourists from all over the
"The uniqueness of the culture and customs of the people of various ethnic
groups is also growing to be an important asset," he said in his speech at the
launch of the Ranau District Kaamatan Festival celebration at the Ranau
community hall, here. The text of his speech was read out by Deputy Chief
Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai.
Musa said Kaamatan Festival was a manifestation of the spirit of harmony and
goodwill of the society despite subscribing to various religions and beliefs.
He said the state government welcomed the holding of programmes that helped
to strengthen the established tolerance and sense of belonging and build a
caring Malaysian society.
The chief minister said he hoped that Sabahans would give their full support
to ensure smooth development for their benefit.
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