I extend my warmest wishes to all Sarawakians as you celebrate Gawai this year.
Gawai is a proud celebration by Dayaks in Sarawak, signaling the end of harvest after months of hard work, and welcoming the new paddy cultivating season.
It is also a humble celebration rooted in the wonderful spirit of togetherness among all Sarawakian ethnic groups in their quest for a brighter future.
This special relationship and solidarity among Sarawakians is similar to the relationship between Sarawak and the Federal government, one which will be rooted in the same principles.
The new government will focus on a more just and equitable distribution of wealth to Sarawak to realise the true potential of Sarawak under a new economic direction. Sarawak will not be left behind any longer.
Sarawak’s economic development will be centred upon poverty eradication, developing vital infrastructure and upholding the rights of all Sarawakians.
In the true spirit of Federalism, Sarawak’s economic rights will be strengthened, as Sarawak’s economic growth will accelerate Malaysia’s development and prosperity of the people.
In the true Gawai spirit, I hope the people of Sarawak will celebrate the harvest season with their family and friends, and with all Malaysians.
I wish you all:
Selamat Ngintu Gawai Dayak G
ayu Guru Gerai Nyamai
Chelap Lindap Lantang Senang
DATO’ SERI MOHAMED AZMIN ALI
Minister of Economic Affairs Menteri Besar Selangor