Kedah wants jikey brought back

Filepic of students from the Music and Performing Arts Faculty of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris captivating the crowds with Jikey Baru.

THE Kedah National Culture and Arts Department wants the jikey, a traditional Malay dance form, to be brought back to the state for the benefit of the younger generation.

Its state director Mohd Rizal Ismail said jikey was not only entertaining, it was also a symbol of racial unity in the country as it featured characters of various races like the Chinese and Indians.

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