Culture often reflects the identity of a society or a country. A nation is deemed as successful when it preserves and uphold the culture. The matter was underlined by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports at the “Pertemuan Budaya Melayu Kedayan 2016 ” or the Kedayan Malay Cultural Get-together 2016.
Dato Paduka Doctor Haji Awang Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin said cultural expressions in the form of inherited practises are invaluable, and should be upheld and preserved for generations to come. The Permanent Secretary also applauded the efforts of the Kedayan Malay Association, PEMEDAYAN in assisting the government to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage.
The get-together acted as a platform to gather Kedayan Malay in the country, as well as those from neighbouring country including the Sipitang Kedayan Association, Miri, Limbang, Lawas and Federal Territory of Labuan. Various activities were held in the event, such as performances, exhibitions and bazaars.
Source: Radio Television Brunei