SOME 2,000 Seputeh residents thronged the festive open house hosted by their parliamentary representative Teresa Kok.
The event at the Sri Petaling Community Centre saw visitors indulging in a variety of food and performances.
Some even took the opportunity to take pictures and chat with Kok.
They enjoyed various dishes such as ayam masak merah, mee goreng, nasi tomato, satay and local fruits.
Children also got to enjoy ice cream and popcorn.
Also present were deaf and mute students of SMK Desa Perdana’s special education class, who performed a dance at the open house.
Their teacher, Tan Lee Ha, said the event was a good opportunity for the children to join in the celebration and for them to mingle with others outside their comfort zone.
There was also a kompang performance by the boys from Masjid Al Muhsinin, Taman Desa.
PPR Kampung Muhibbah Residents Association representative Khatijah Kaasim said they brought three busloads of residents from the low-cost housing, as well as from Taman Seri Indah and Bandar Sri Petaling.
“These residents look forward to such events as they stand a chance of getting some contributions that would go a long way towards lessening their financial burden,” she said.
During the event, visitors were given duit raya as well as goodie bags.
Kok also handed out a total of RM50,000 to five mosques, namely Masjid Talhah bin Ubaidilah, Masjid Bandar Baru Seri Petaling, Masjid Jamek Abdul Rahman bin Auf, Masjid Al Muhsinin and Masjid Jamek Petaling Jalan Puchong.
“Those who are present consist of diverse races and this is the spirit of goodwill that we need to nurture among our people,” said Kok.
Also present were Bandar Tun Razak MP Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar and Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil.
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