Monday, June 23, 2008

Gawai-Kaamatan - Enhancing Dayak-Kadazan cultural ties


MIRI: ‘Together We Progress’. That is the message members of the Dayak and Kadazan communities will project at a gathering of the two communities here on June 28.

The gathering, the second to be organised after a similar one in Penampang, Sabah last year is a joint effort of the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and the Kadazan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

Organising chairman Telajan Luyoh, when contacted yesterday, said the inaugural Dayak Harvest Festival (Gawai)-Tadau Kaamatan gathering had helped enhance ties between the two communities who shared many similarities, including culturally.

“We hope this year’s gathering here (Miri) will help heighten the relationship.

“It provides an opportunity for us to mingle and enhance unity apart from establishing better business networking with our KCCI counterparts,” he added.

Telajan said the two chambers of commerce were looking at the possi-bility of making the event an annual harvest festival affair and should it materialise, it would be hosted on a rotation basis by the two sides.

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