THE Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) held a Hari Raya open house for 250 guests at a hotel in Shah Alam.
The festive event was the foundation’s first since it was set up in 1993.
The guest-of-honour was Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also MCPF chairman.
Also present were senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, vice-chairman Kamal Affandi Hashim, Safety City Committee chairman and national exco member Datuk Seri Johny
Ch’ng Ewe Gee and MCPF representatives from various states.
The guests were entertained by several local artistes as they enjoyed a variety of traditional festive dishes.
The beneficiaries of three welfare bodies were also invited to the event as part of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
They were Bengkel Daya Klang, the Children’s Division of Putrajaya Welfare Department and SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional, Shah Alam.
Kamal, who is also the organising committee chairman, said the foundation was delighted by the turnout and grateful for Dr Wan Azizah’s presence despite her busy schedule.
He said the event gave MCPF the motivation to work harder to help the authorities keep the country’s crime numbers down.
“I call upon all parties to work closely with MCPF in our various crime prevention efforts,” added Kamal.