Sabah honoured to host 7th Malaysia Unesco day

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah  is honoured to be chosen as host of the seventh Malaysia Unesco Day celebration from Sept 9 to 10 in Kundasang,  Ranau, about 98 km from here, more than 50 years since Malaysia became a member of Unesco.

State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the event, to be

officiated at by Malaysia’s Education Minister-cum-president of the Malaysian National Commission for Unesco (SKUM), Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, would also be attended by Dr Shahbaz Khan, director of and representative of Unesco, Jakarta, as an invited guest.

“The event aims to increase the visibility and role of the Malaysian National Commission for Unesco and to strengthen cooperation between the commission and government agencies, non-governmental organisations and the public,” Masidi told a press conference, here,yesterday.

SKUM consists of six permanent sub-committees which include the Education Ministry, Higher Education Ministry, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry.

“Bringing the Malaysia Unesco Day celebration to Sabah, particularly to Kundasang, Ranau, is timely and essential to ensure the public and local communities are well informed of the government’s serious effort to ensure the well-being of our public and local native communities through conservation of the environment and its associated socio-cultural elements,” Masidi said. — Bernama

Source: The Borneo Post