MELAKA – The presence of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi graced the Aidilfitri Open House hosted by former Melaka chief minister and Bukit Katil UMNO division chief Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam at Dewan Tun Ali, here, today.
Ahmad Zahid was welcomed on arrival at the hall about 12.15pm by Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, and Mohd Ali and his wife Puan Sri Asmah Abdul Rahman.
Also present at the open house were Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Othman Muhamad and state executive councillors.
Ahmad Zahid spent almost an hour at the open house attended by about 100,000 people who were feted with a Raya spread that included nasi beriani, lontong and satay, and entertained with live music and songs.
The deputy prime minister also exchanged festive greetings and shook hands with the crowd before leaving the venue. – BERNAMA