Monday, May 24, 2010

Gawai Dayak Unity Night showcases the 1Malaysia spirit

THE Gawai Dayak Unity Night held at Kingwood Resort in Mukah here was a true manifestation of the 1Malaysia concept.

It was attended by more than 700 guests including many non-Dayaks who travelled on the unpleasant Selangau-Mukah road to get there.

Jemoreng assemblyman Abu Seman Jahwie congratulated organiser Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) Mukah branch as the event showcased the Gawai spirit although there are not many Dayaks in Mukah.

“While celebrating Gawai in the 1Malaysia spirit, the Dayaks must preserve their culture as it represents their identity,” he said.

Abu Seman, a political secretary to the Chief Minister, was representing State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Awang Asfia Awang Nassar at the function.

Organising chairman Philip Kubu said that SDNU’s annual Gawai Dayak gathering in Mukah started in 2005, but it was not held last year due to unforeseen circumstances.

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