Kaamatan Festival Gets The Go Ahead By State Cabinet – Jeffrey Kitingan

Kaamatan Festival Gets The Go Ahead By State Cabinet – Jeffrey Kitingan


KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – The culmination of the Kaamatan Festival this year will be held behind closed doors in accordance to the Health Ministry’s strict SOP.

Speaking to the media after chairing the Kaamatan main organising committee meeting here today, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said the festival which is set to kick off on May 1, will be held online as planned while physical attendance will be restricted.

“The State cabinet has agreed that this year’s Kaamatan will take place, and celebrations will be held in Hongkod Koisaan…

“However, there will be no open house, and attendance will be limited to 50 people or 30% of the venue capacity, whichever is lower.

“In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘A Borderless Kaamatan for Peace and Reconciliation’, we will stick to our initial plan of holding the celebration online,” he said.

Datuk Seri Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan…

Kitingan who is also the chairman of the Kaamatan main organising committee said Kaamatan celebrations at the district levels will also adhere to the SOP in terms of the number of people allowed to congregate.

Nonetheless, he said the public will not be left out because all of the programmes will be conducted online and there are many online events, including online games, in which they can participate.

All Kaamatan events will be broadcast live, online or shared through various channels such as RTM, Astro, Facebook, YouTube and other news outlets.

“On May 1, I will officiate at the launching ceremony, while the Chief Minister will officiate at the official opening of the state-level Kaamatan on May 30 and the Head of State will grace the closing ceremony on May 31…

“I would like to invite the public to participate in the Kaamatan activities by tuning in to any of the channels that will broadcast the events,” he said.