TUMPAT - Kelantan has been widely acknowledged as successful in holding various international level programmes including the yearly held 2008 Kelantan International Wau Festival.
National Kitefliers Association President (Pelayang), Tan Sri Mohd Ali Hashim said the involvement of numerous countries in the event is an indication of its' success.
"The number of foreign entries is on the increase and this has made the state's wau festival on par with other wau festivals such as the Pasir Gudang Wau Festival in Johor and another in Bintulu, Sarawak," he said at the launch of event at Panting Geting May 24 evening.
It was officially launched by the Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra.
Also present were the Kelantan assembly speaker Nasuruddin Daud, his deputy Mohd Zaki Ibrahim and exco members Datuk Anuar Tan Abdullah, Mejar (B) Md Anizam Abd Rahman, Dr Mohd Fadhli Hassan and Che Abdullah Mat Nawi.
Delegates from Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Japan, Thailand, China, South Korea, Brunei, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Singapore, France, Germany, Philippines and Lubnan took part in the event.Kelantan International Wau Festival first started off 26 years ago.