By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 31: The Dayak community has been called upon to preserve unity within the country’s multicultural society.
According to National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique in a statement today, Malaysians should remain united and have mutual respect for the cultures and traditions of various races in order for the nation to move forward.
“Although we differ in cultural practices and we are apart physically, we can still celebrate Gawai Dayak together as one in order to honour the traditions that have been preserved for generations and translated into the context of a multicultural society that is mutually respectful in line with our aspiration for a united Malaysia.
“It gives me great pleasure to wish all Malaysians celebrating, Happy Gawai Dayak, Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai Lantang Senang Nguan Menua.
“Stay united, stay safe, stay at home,” she added.
She noted the Gawai Dayak festival this year will be celebrated in a modest environment due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, she expressed belief members of the Dayak community no matter where they are, remain united. — DayakDaily