Kapit folk look forward to hosting State-level Agong’s birthday celebration

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

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KAPIT, June 5: The selection of Kapit division as the host for the State-level official birthday celebration of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI this year has been welcomed by the local community.

KK Awing Igo

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), in Belaga, Kampung Data Layang chief Awing Igo, recently expressed his gratitude for the honour given to Kapit.

“We as locals should be proud of the honour given to Kapit in organising this event,” he said.


Meanwhile, civil servant Gingerila, said that the celebration would show the concept of the Malaysian Family with a strong spirit of unity between the multi-racial and multi-religious communities in Kapit.

“This celebration will also promote Kapit from various aspects such as tourism as well as introduce local products to the public, thus increasing economic returns for the people here.

“Overall, the people of Kapit are very happy and really welcome the arrival of outsiders to join in and enliven the celebration on June 5 and 6,” she said.

Mohd Faizal Junaidi (left) and Zareeq Afzan Abu.

Meanwhile, youths Mohd Faizal Junaidi and Zareeq Afzan Abu also thought that the celebration would make Kapit a focal point for tourists not only from within Sarawak but also from other parts of Malaysia in general.

They hope that the government will continue to pay more attention to the empowerment of youths in Kapit through methods such as the development of educational infrastructure and business centres.

On May 20, Minister in the Sarawak Premier Department, Datuk John Sikie Tayai as the minister-in-charge for the Sarawak State-level official birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI revealed that the Kapit folk will be entertained with a variety of exciting programmes such as an orchestra during the symphonic concert on the night of June 6 at Kapit Town Square featuring performances by local singers.

“Prior to that, for the official celebration, a tea banquet will be held in the morning at the same place where the audience will be entertained with an opening dance, ‘Ngajat Pua Kumbu’, while a special video titled ‘Mahkota Di-Raja’ will be aired where it displays the uniqueness of the constitutional monarchy system in Malaysia,” he added.

The celebration will begin with a thanksgiving ceremony at the Jabal An Nur Kapit Mosque on June 5. — DayakDaily