Attendees for Gawai ‘miring’ ceremony in CMCO revised to 10 persons

A slide showing the SOPs for the Gawai celebration released by Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) stating that the ‘miring’ ceremony in CMCO area is limited to 10 persons while not allowed in EMCO area. Source: Unifor and SDMC.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 24: The number of participants for the ‘miring’ ceremony for the upcoming Hari Gawai Dayak festival in the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) area is now limited to 10 persons.

According to the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Gawai festival released by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) updated today (May 24), the ceremony can only be organised in an area specified by the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) comprising those-in-charge.

SDMC added participants for the delivery of memorial poles and its activities is also limited to 10 persons while wearing of face mask and physical distancing of at least one metre must be practiced by all attendees.

The committee emphasised that attendees must record their attendance using the MySejahtera app system or through manual attendance recording book.

Earlier on May 21, SDMC said the ‘miring’ ceremony for the upcoming Gawai festival in CMCO area is limited to 20 persons.

SDMC added individuals who developed symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever, cough or flu are not allowed to attend the ‘miring’ ceremony.

Apart from that, the committee stressed that ‘miring’ ceremony in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area is prohibited. — DayakDaily