KOTA KINABALU – The organising of open houses during certain festivals proves that racial solidarity and trust exists in the country, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
He said open house gatherings had always brought the multi-racial people closer.
“In every open house I attended, I could see a lot of people with warm smile and happy faces.
“It shows that the feelings of goodwill, friendship and oneness exist among the people in the country,” Musa told reporters when met at the Penampang MCA Chinese New Year (CNY) open house in Kota Kinabalu, Friday.
Earlier, Musa also attended the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) CNY open house.
Meanwhile, Penampang MCA deputy chief Datuk Francis Goh said the open house was organised not only to celebrate the new lunar year, but also a way for the party to reach out and offer help to the poor and those in need.
At the event, Penampang MCA presented aid to 260 selected poor residents in Kepayan and a donation of RM15,000 to the family of Jonathan Wong, a journalist from a local Chinese daily, Morning Post, who is left paralysed after suffering a stroke in June last year. -BERNAMA