Kaamatan can also mark the nation’s accomplishments
Published on: Saturday, August 06, 2022
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Hamzah speaking at the Kuala Penyu Kaamatan Celebration
Kota Kinabalu: The Kaamatan Festival is a celebration to celebrate the success of the Malaysian Family in resolving any home dispute successfully. 

Such translations, in the opinion of Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, can rekindle intimate kinship and familial harmony in Malaysia.

Hamzah (left) launchimg the Kaamatam celebration.

“When I learned how well-liked the Kaamatan Festival was, I was overjoyed.

“This demonstrates that the Kaamatan Festival may be enhanced further and is not just about celebrating the prosperity of the rice harvest.

Hamzah presenting the prize to the Sugandoi Kuala Penyu winner

“It should be a theme that the Kaamatan may use in the future to celebrate not just the achievement of the rice harvest, but also to celebrate our accomplishment as a community in solving any problem in the country,” he said.

Hamzah said at the Kuala Penyu level Kaamatan Celebration that all Malaysians, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or culture, should celebrate the yearly festival.

Hamzah being garlanded on arrived.

“The Kaamatan festival should be enjoyed by all communities across the country since it may be the major product that creates more revenues and benefits the country, especially in the tourism industry,” he said when officiating the event held at the Dewan Dato’ Shahbandar Makang.

The Unduk Ngadau winners

At the event, his wife Datin Seri Norashikin Abdul Ghani and Kuala Penyu Assemblyman’s wife Datin Tracy Tan gave out awards to the competition’s winners.

Hamzah and others watching a performance.

Two Kg Kelampun residents, teacher Hemeliza Lasayung, 26, and operations coordinator and radio presenter Sherly Suzie, 27, were named champion and runner-up, respectively, in the final competition.

Zulkefli (right) with Nor’ain (third right) checking on the preparation of the kelupis and peanut gravy.

Both represented Kuala Penyu and Menumbok Sub district at the State level competition at Hongkod Koisaan KDCA on May 31.

Nur’ain (second right, front) flagging-off  the RTM Jelajah Ramadan Sedekad convoy with Zulkefli (right).

Source: Malaysian Information Department

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