KUANTAN: The art and culture of the country’s ethnic groups is a platform that can promote a sense of belonging among Malaysians and foster cooperation between them.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the people had always held cultural activities and this was something the media should give more publicity.
“These activities are seldom highlighted although they involve cooperation from quarters such as the state, private sector and volunteer groups to make them a success and show the belonging that exists in the people,’’ he told reporters after closing a Chinese art and cultural show here on Sunday.
A charity programme held in conjunction with the event raised RM76,000 for the Pahang Buddhist Association’s haemodialysis centre, including RM20,000 from the Pahang government.
Present was Teruntum assemblyman Chang Hong Seong, who is also the Pahang branch chairman of Chinese Cultural Society Malaysia.
Adnan commended the association for putting up a good show and suggested that the event be held annually.
Adnan, who is also Pahang Barisan Nasional chairman and the state Umno chief, said the state would send a delegation to help in campaign work for the Bagan Pinang by-election.
“It is something we normally do (in a run-up to a by-election). We will provide assistance to our colleagues in Negri Sembilan.
“I believe the Mentri Besar has made the necessary preparations and hope the people will make the right choice, meaning the Barisan Nasional,’’ he added.
Nomination day for the by-election is on Saturday and polling has been set for Oct 11.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Umno’s Azaman Mohammad Noor on Sept 4.
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