KAJANG: Local residents and MCA leaders attending a Women’s Day celebration here lit candles to pray for the safety of the passengers onboard the missing MH370 flight.
The event, organised by Wanita MCA in conjunction with International Women’s Day, received an overwhelming response with more than 2,500 people taking part.
MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who is representing Barisan Nasional in the Kajang by-election, also gave out roses to the women in appreciation of their contributions to the society.
Guests were entertained by a 24-season drums and other musical performances.
Tan Sri Chow Poh Kheng, the first Wanita MCA chief, was also present at the event in support of Chew.
She sang a Cantonese opera number Yau Lung Hei Fung (loosely translated as The Romance of Dragon and Phoenix) with Anne Lim.
A video showcasing the background of Chew, with leaders from Chinese guilds and women’s associations recognising her service was also shown to the audience.
Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who was also present, said that the status of women is rising, and that they form an important component in nation building.