Since this is the month of Kaamatan festival (Harvest festival), more news about these traditional events will be highlighted here this month. The finale of this festival will be at Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang on the 30th and 31st December 2009. The crowning of the Unduk Ngadau, which symbolizes Huminodun, will be crowned on the last day of the festival.
In the district of Tawau, the father of the 1st runner-up of the Unduk Ngadau has expressed shock when her daughter results were changed. He alleged that the organizing committee change her daughter position to the 2nd runner-up and taken the prizes from her after the prize presentation at the backstage.
He made the objection but was rejected by the organizer. He urges the organizer to return the trophy to his daughter and considering legal action if the organizer refuses to comply with the judge’s decision.
It was not reported why the organizing committee took such action.