PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched the Putrajaya Ramadan Festival of stalls selling food and drinks for breaking of the fast, and bought some food and drinks himself.
He spent about 30 minutes touring some of the stalls at the Putrajaya Ramadan Bazaar and then bought two jugs of sugarcane juice and a chicken ‘murtabak’.
Sugarcane juice stallholder Mohd Asri Jamaluddin, 35, was excited that the prime minister had bought the drink from him.
“I did not think that the prime minister will come to my stall and buy the drink himself,” said Mohd Asri, who hails from Bera, Pahang.
The Putrajaya Ramadan Bazaar, in an area comprising the Putrajaya Corporation Complex, Kiblat Walk and the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, has 300 stalls in Precinct 3. They will be open until July 16.
The bazaar is aimed at drawing tourists and other visitors to Putrajaya and to turn the federal government administrative centre into an alternative destination for the purchase of Aidilfitri necessities.
Muslims can also break fast at the bazaar as tables and chairs have been provided there.
Najib also distributed to the people dates and ‘bubur lambuk’ (porridge) contributed by the PMO Club. – BERNAMA