TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

21 September 2010

LEADERS HOLD HARI RAYA OPEN HOUSE

By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH
newsdesk@thestar.com.my

MUAR: The Chinese community leaders here have joined their Muslim counterparts in hosting Hari Raya open house to celebrate the festive season with residents for the third year running in this town.

Special officer to the Mentri Besar for the Bentayan constituency Chris Lee handed out duit raya to children at the function.

Gracious host: Shahruddin seated, centre) entertaining some of Pagoh MCA division leaders headed by Gan (seated, left) at his Hari Raya open house in Bukit Pasir.

Speaking to villagers in Kampung Pengkalan Tiram, he said Malaysia is a blessed country where people from the different races celebrated one anothers festive seasons.

“We are truly blessed to live in such a country where we not only celebrate the festive seasons of the different races we observed the occasions.

“This year we decided to organise our Hari Raya open house in Kampung Pengkalan Tiram here,” he said, before giving duit raya to some 100 children.

Having fun: Hamim (standing, left) and Asiah (second from left) entertaining some of the special children at their Hari Raya open house in Tangkak.

Earlier, Ledang MP Hamim Samuri and wife Asiah Mohd Nor hosted their open house at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Tangkak where they also feted about 40 special children.

Hamim said it had been a tradition for his wife to include the special children from all races in the parliamentary to attend their Hari Raya open house.

Besides Hamim, Jorak assemblyman Datuk Dr Shahruddin Salleh, Bukit Serampang assemblyman Tahir Taat and district officer Mislan Karmani also hosted theit Hari Raya open house recently.

Kind gesture: Chris (fourth from left) presenting duit raya to children in Kampung Pengkalan Tiram while Pengkalan Tiram Umno branch chief Capt (Rtd) Jailani Laham (left) and Lee’s wife Shir Lee (second from left) look on.

Dr Shahruddin held his open house in Bukit Pasir which was also attended by the Pagoh MCA division leaders headed by party chairman Gan Hong Su.

Tahir, on the other hand, held his Hari Raya open house in Grisek near Bukit Serampang and Mislan held his open house at his official residence in Tanjung Emas.

SOURCE: THE STAR, Tuesday September 21, 2010

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