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Why local handicrafts finding it hard to compete

Date : 2011-05-26 12:06:54

DescriptionKota Kinabalu: The Sabah handicraft industry will pay the price in the long run if it does not improve the quality of local products but keep relying on those from neighbouring countries. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said it is very disheartening because local handicraft makers were too easily satisfied with the amount and quality of their end products. “One of the reasons our products are not as good (as those from other countries) is because we only limit ourselves to do it part time,” he said when officiating at the “Crafts Exotica 2008″-cum-launching of the state level “International Museum Day” at Sabah Museum. ...

Name of InstitutionWhy local handicrafts finding it hard to compete

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

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