Sipitang: Hari Raya Aidilfitri should be a platform to further strengthen the existing unity and understanding, said MP Datuk Sapawi Ahmad.
Sapawi who is Umno Sipitang chief said unity and understanding not necessarily means only among the Muslims but others as well.
"Such understanding has enabled the country to continue to prosper and progress, which is being enjoyed by the people," he said at the Umno Sipitang Raya open house here Monday.
Also on hand to greet the more than 3,000 visitors were Lumadan Assemblyman, Kamarlin Ombi who is also Umno Sipitang deputy chief, Sindumin Assemblyman, Ahmad Bujang, Umno Sipitang Youth chief, Yamani Hafez Musa and Umno Sipitang Puteri Chief, Maimunah Sifek.
During the open house, the crowd was entertained by AF champion, Stacy and her brother Chaq who was a finalist of TV3's Mentor talent reality show.
Truly Kadayan/Kedayan by birth. Residing in Subang Jaya, Selangor D.E. since 1988 until now.
I was born in the Colony of North Borneo, now called Sabah (Land Below the Wind). It was still the British rule then, and we used to sing "God Save the Queen" at the school assembly in early sixties. On 16 September, 1963, the Colony of North Borneo gained its independence through the formation of Malaysia.
I spent most of my childhood days in a remote village, where basic utilities such as roads, water, electricity and telephones were not known to the village folks.
My childhood days were very challenging, simply because our living condition was just at the lowest level of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.