MARUDI: The state government will continue to support the holding of festivals like the Baram Regatta and the Borneo Sape Festival as these events are capable of bringing people closer together, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinngi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang.
Speaking at the Baram Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Night yesterday, Jabu said because these festivals involved Malaysians from all races and religion, they had become a vital tool for uniting the country’s multi-racial society.
Jabu said while the government would continue to host certain events on its own it would encourage the private sector to take it upon themselves to organise festivals and celebrations, in line with the government’s aspiration of strengthening unity and fostering understanding among people.
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