As Sabah#8217;s indigenous communities head back to their villages to celebrate Tadau Kaamatan (Harvest Festival), a Murut family in the interior Pensiangan district hopes to be reunited with their daughter who has been missing for three years.
Communities in Malaysia are being roped in under the latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative to battle HIV/AIDS, where they will identify social problems and find solutions for themselves.
The Government has made significant attempts in handling the economic and social disparities among various bumiputra ethnic communities here, said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)'s vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dzulkifli Abdul Razak.
Delegates from some developing and developed nations want clearer guidelines in setting up facilities to aid technology transfer or co-operation between countries as part of efforts to reduce biodiversity loss.
The 48-hour culmination to Sabah's month-long Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) celebrations got underway yesterday with a cultural and traditional sports carnival at the Hongkod Koisaan Hall at Penampang near Kota Kinabalu.