Put in more efforts like FCAS, says Minister
KOTA KINABALU: NGOs should emulate the Federation of Chinese Association (FCAS) for putting in more efforts to organise cultural events such asthe Chinese New Year (CNY) Carnival the benefit of the people.
State Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong said he understands the difficulty in organising such a big event and taking up the responsibility to promote Chinese culture.
Hence, he saluted FCAS under the leadership of Tan Sri TC Goh for taking up the responsibility to organise the two-day CNY Carnival 2019 from Feb 1-2.
“NGOs should work hand in hand to bring more cultural activities such as the CNY Carnival andother healthy activities which will always be supported by the State Government,” Wong said.
He said this during a courtesyby Goh and his delegation in conjunction with the Carnival at Lintasan Deasoka, here.
Wong was briefed on the progress and preparation of the event.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will officiate the CNY Carnival at 7pm on Feb 1 and the closing ceremony by Deputy Chief Minister cum Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew on Feb 2.
Cultural shows, singing and dancing performances from Chinese schools around Kota Kinabalu will be on stage during the two-night event.
The highlight of the night will be firework display to mark the arrival of the Lunar New Year.
Goh is confident that this year’s Carnival will be merrier with the strong support of the people as well as State leaders.
Source: Daily Express Newspaper Online | Jan 13, 2019