MUAR – About 30,000 people of all communities today attended the Aidilfitri open house of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Seri Pekembar Complex in Pagoh here.
The open house started at about 10 am upon the arrival of Muhyiddin along with his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and family members.
Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin; Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri; Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong; Parit Sulong MP Datuk Noraini Ahmad; Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Council advisor Datuk Noh Gadut, Johor state executive councillors and Johor state assemblymen attended the open house.
Earlier, Muhyiddin and the leaders and members of the Pagoh UMNO Division attended a ‘tahlil’ ceremony.
Later, he exchanged greetings and chatted with the guests of the open house.
The dishes at the open house included nasi beriyani gam, satay, mee bandung, mee rebus, murtabak and traditional cakes.
Meanwhile, Bukit Gambir state assemblyman Datuk M. Asojan said the air of festivity reflected the racial solidarity among the people.
“This is the spirit and uniqueness we have in our country, when all the communities gather to celebrate together,” he said.
He urged all the people to strengthen solidarity that had been nurtured all this while.
A guest, Siti Norlida Mohd Akhir, 44, of Perak, said she was delighted to attend the open house.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), I was able to attend the open house because my husband works here (in Muar). It is really great to see people of all communities at the open house,” she said.
The open house ended at about 3 pm and Muhyiddin met with the reporters and photographers who attended the event.