PUTRAJAYA – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his cabinet ministers welcomed
about 75,000 local and foreign visitors at the Aidilfitri open house held at the
prime minister’s official residence, Seri Perdana, here yesterday.
The open house, beginning 10.50am saw huge crowds patiently queuing up since
9am. It ended at 4 pm.
Dressed in maroon and floral print red ‘baju Melayu’ and ‘baju kurung
modern’ respectively, Najib and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor cheerfully
greeted and shook hands with the visitors and well-wishers.
Earlier, the prime minister expressed happiness at the people’s response to
the open house, saying the presence of thousands of people from the various
communities helped foster greater national solidarity and harmony.
Although Najib appeared exhausted after a long day entertaining guests who
visited his official residence, he still managed to mingle with the large crowd
which attended the ceremony.
Despite the scorching sun, there was a never-ending stream of visitors,
including foreign tourists, at the open house. They were screened for safety and
security reasons due to the militant threat against the country.
Visitors were served an array of local delicacies such as satay, soto ayam,
ketupat, rendang and other dishes.