Embrace new norm during this Gawai Dayak celebration


KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan has urged Sarawakians to embrace the new norm during this Gawai Dayak celebration, as the country strives to break the chain of Covid-19 infection.

Awang Tengah said even though the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) had restricted movement of all, the community could still extend their festive greetings through social media platforms.

“Even with CMCO, I believe we can still connect with each other and celebrate Gawai with great cheers through social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

“This is the new norm we must embrace. During the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, such platforms were fully utilised and brought a bit of cheer to the celebration,” he said in his Gawai message for Sarawakians.

Awang Tengah called upon the community across Sarawak to continue complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the CMCO during this festival.

“It is our responsibility to comply with all the SOP under the CMCO implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.”

“We want to ensure that the well-being and quality of life of our people can be improved. We hope all of us are excited, awake, and ready for the Gawai festival.

“Stay safe, take good care of yourselves during this Gawai festival. Selamat Hari Gawai, Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai,” concluded Awang Tengah.