Red faces in Kadazandusun group over mistakes in Kaamatan billboards

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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016

KOTA KINABALU: Mistakes by an advertising company in several Kaamatan billboards have left red faces in the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA).

The company has however quickly pulled down the billboards after photographs showing the mistakes, including a backdrop of wheat instead of padi, were widely circulated over social media.

Another glaring mistake on the billboards was the date of the state-level celebrations was stated as May 30 and 31, 2015.

The billboards featuring harvest festival greetings had the photos of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and his deputy Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the Huguan Siou or Kadazandusun paramount leader.

KDCA socio-cultural and heritage division director Benedict Topin said the advertising company had apologised to the association for the mistakes in the billboards that it had sponsored for Kaamatan.

He said KDCA officials had not seen the artwork for the billboards before they were printed and put up at three locations in Penampang and Kota Kinabalu.

“The mistakes were noticed by our members over the weekend and the advertising company could only be alerted on Monday," he said.
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