Sabah International Folklore Festival - 1Malaysia meets 1World
Kota Kinabalu: No culture is better or less than another, only being unique in their own little ways, said State Culture, Tourism and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
"To be honest, competition is secondary, you don't come here to pick up the winners because I believe no culture is better or less than another as each country has a unique culture of its own," Masidi told a dinner for participants of the 4th Sabah International Folklore Festival at Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Thursday.
The true and overriding intent of the Sabah International Folklore Festival is building friendship and bringing nations closer together, Masidi stressed.
"Celebrating friendship in culture and finding new friends is the reason you are all in Sabah from many parts of the world," Masidi told the packed crowd of folklore troupes from Kazakhstan, China, India, Cambodia, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Brunei, Java, Kalimantan and Negri Sembilan.
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