Media practitioners feted at Sabah Raya do

KOTA KINABALU: Some 200 media practitioners were treated to a simple yet meaningful Hari Raya luncheon at the Magellan Sutera Hotel here on Monday (May 16).

Graced by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, the gathering was held in recognition of the efforts by members of the Sabah press, especially during the trying times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am really happy to see many friends from the media fraternity attend the event today after we were not able to organise such gatherings for the past two years because of the virus,” he said.

“Today was a truly meaningful memory for all of us. Thanks to the media for continuing to support me and the state government.”

Sharon Raymond Kisil, from RTM Sabah, said it was nice to spend time with other media friends after being unable to celebrate any festivity in a big way for the last couple of years.

“It’s kind of a catching-up session for many of us who have not met despite being stationed in the state capital. Thanks to the Sabah government for thinking of us,” she said.

Borneo Post chief reporter Nancy Lai said the occasion was also an avenue for members of the press “to let their hair down”.

“The band played catchy local songs and we couldn't help but dance to them. Of course, we celebrated responsibly, but it was still a memorable gathering,” she said.

The Chief Minister’s Department’s media and communications director Datin Lucy Irene Yong said the state government appreciated the contributions of the media despite the tough times.

The gathering was also in recognition of their coverage of programmes and activities organised by the state government, especially those involving the Chief Minister.

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