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Showcase of cultural ethnicity

James Kon

The public can visit the newly launched ‘Semarak Kebangsaan’ exhibition themed ‘Calak Kebruneian’ in conjunction with the 39th National Day celebration.

Located at the lobby of the Malay Technology Museum in Kota Batu, Permanent Secretary (Community) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari officiated the launching ceremony.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Culture) at the MCYS Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah as well Diplomatic Corps members were also in attendance.

Acting Director of Museums Pengiran Haji Rosli bin Pengiran Haji Halus said that by inviting representatives from the seven ethnic groups, the exhibition focussed on the unique traditional and cultural ethnicity comprising different costumes, cultural practices, traditions and languages.

The exhibition, he added, showcases the participation of ethnic groups in the National Day celebration every year since independence day and is a platform to encourage government and private agencies, the seven ethnic groups, private collectors and the public to collaborate in research, conservation and exhibition.

This is in line with the MCYS strategy in strengthening the traditional, cultural and national identity as the core of national development centred on the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) and to improve a dynamic culture and conservation of heritage.

The exhibition which began yesterday will continue until September 16, with the operating hours during the month of Ramadhan from 9am to 3pm from Saturday to Thursday.

The museum will be closed every Friday and on the first day of Ramadhan as well as the first three days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

‘Semarak Kebangsaan’ exhibition is divided into three zones – Zone A :Ethnic Identity; Zone B Patriots; and Zone C Contributors.

Permanent Secretary (Community) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari and Acting Director of Museums Pengiran Haji Rosli bin Pengiran Haji Halus looking at the National Day oath scroll. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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