Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Malaysia's very affable Deputy Tourism Minister








The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Malaysia, Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib,visiting handicraft stalls selling authentic Sarawak native handicrafts during the Sarawak Regatta on August 1. At a stall selling Iban Pua Kumpu ( hand-woven textile), the Deputy Minister bought one piece and immediately wore it over his shoulders.The young Deputy Minister struck everyone at the stalls as a very approachable and affable man.

6 comments:

cc said...

The Pua Kumpu design looks a lot like those of the pacifica ones.

Miss Bimbo said...

mmmmmm...wouldn't mind spending couple of nights with him

suituapui said...

I think he's got his mother's looks. Kanowit regatta? I taught there for 5 years! I love the town! There was a regatta there once, I think. The town was so crowded, so congested.

rubberseeds said...

cc: I have not seen those of the pacific ones, but I think the Pua Kumpu has its own unique designs which mostly represent the Iban's culture and religious belief.

miss bimbo:Wow...hope he is reading your comment! Thanks a lot for dropping by.

stp:Ya,look more like mother.Regatta is considered a big and major event in the rural towns mainly because it involves a lot of money to organize and also it will attract many participants to compete for the honour and prizes.

-eiling- said...

He really does have style unlike some of the other "ministers" we have at the cabinet that looks like they eat and sleep all the time!

rubberseeds said...

eiling:He is first term Minister, hope he continues to have his own style and serve the country and the people well.