KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin said Malaysians should value the cultural diversity in the country.
He said stability and progress achieved through the cooperation of the
various races in Malaysia enabled festivals of the main ethnic groups in the
country to be celebrated together.
He said while many countries in the world were still facing race
relation issues, Malaysia had been able to prosper because of its cultural
"All these diverse cultures are part and parcel of Malaysia''s heritage.
Let''s us be proud of it," he said when opening a Tadau Kaamatan celebration at
Menara Tun Abdul Razak here today.
The celebration held for the 17th time and organised by the Klang Valley
Kadazandusun Cultural Association, was also attended by Science, Technology and
Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili and Sabah Deputy Chief
Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitigan.
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Muhyiddin said the celebration of various festivals in Malaysia had
also enriched the lives of its people as they were able to acknowledge and
accept other''s cultures.
He said Tadau Kaamatan, which was to give thanks for a bountiful harvest,
was the most important festival in the calendar of the Kadazandusun community
and was recognised as a national celebration although it was celebrated by a
segment of the population of Sabah.
"This is an example of the reognition accorded by the Barisan Nasional to
all members of the Kadazandusun community in the country," he said.
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