I wish to extend my wishes on this Festival of Harvest to all Sabahans.
Kaamatan this year is different. In welcoming a New Malaysia for the first time, I am sure it will be celebrated with utmost joy to mark this historical occasion for the people of Sabah.
To celebrate the paddy spirit, Kaamatan commemorates the sacrifice of Huminodun, who gave up her life to save Sabahans from starvation.
During this Kaamatan celebration, I hope the fortunes of Sabahans will take a turn for the better.
The era of Sabahans being marginalised is over.
Now, the rights of all Sabahans will be uplifted in the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement 1963. I will strive to ensure Sabah is an equal partner in the Federation of Malaysia, in line with justice and solidarity.
Without the zeal and spirit of togetherness of Sabahans, this New Malaysia would not have been possible. It signals the tremendous courage and sacrifice of Sabahans similar to that of Huminodun.
Last-last, sia mo bilang bah, sama-sama urang Sabah yang menyambut Kaamatan dan kepada yang tidak sempat balik Sabah karna karja, study dan lain-lain: Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan. Aramaiti!
DATO’ SERI MOHAMED AZMIN ALI
Minister of Economic Affairs
Menteri Besar Selangor