KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat plans to emulate the ancient Chinese by turning the mooncake into an instrument to carry their political message.
In launching the partys Reformasi Mooncake yesterday, its vice-president Tian Chua said the Chinese mooncake festival was political in nature.
Historically, mooncake is not just a festive delicacy but a mode of distributing up-rising messages among the Han Chinese in ancient China to fight the rule of the Mongols.
While the notes were concealed in the mooncakes in the olden days, we are putting the notes in boxes containing specially commissioned mooncakes for hygienic reason, Tian Chua said.
Each mooncake has the translated words of Reformasi in Chinese pressed onto its skin, he said.