Harmony reigns at open house


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Dr Mahathir and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah greeting guests at the Hari Raya open house with Mukhriz (standing next to Dr Mahathir) and Norzieta (right). — Photos: GC TAN/The Star

HAPPINESS filled the air at the Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house of Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Mukhriz and his wife Tok Puan Norzieta Zakaria greeted their guests and later distributed duit raya to every child present at the event held at Seri Mentaloon in Anak Bukit, Alor Setar.

Among the guests were Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.

Over 30,000 people attended the open house. Many visitors took the opportunity to pose for wefies with Mukhriz’s family as well as the premier and his wife.

Guests helping themselves to ais kacang at the open house.
Guests helping themselves to ais kacang at the open house.  

Guests were treated to a variety of food like nasi briyani, ayam merah, gulai daging, laksa, apom lenggang, fried kuey teow and ais kacang.

Dancers and singers from Badan Kesenian Negeri Kedah were there to entertain the huge crowd.

Vivian Ong, 29, from Johor, said it was her first time attending the Raya open house.

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to take a wefie with Datuk Seri Mukhriz and his family and also with Dr Mahathir and his wife. I was so excited to meet them.”

Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall president Datuk Cheng Lai Hock said there were many Chinese visitors at the open house this time compared to previous years.

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